Dan Gardner is the New York Times best-selling author of books about psychology and decision-making and a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. More >

Feature Article

Why Don't We Care More About Climate Change?

Mar 10, 2019

(Originally published in the Globe and Mail, December 21, 2018.)

This essay is about a riddle. I’ll start by revealing the answer: ... More >


Nuclear power and the fate of humanity

Jun 21, 2019

(Originally published in the Globe and Mail, June 22, 2019.)

One in three Canadians thinks nuclear power emits as much carbon dioxi... More >

At sea on plastics

Jun 21, 2019

(Originally published in the Globe and Mail, June 11, 2019)

We’ve all seen the rolling masses of plastic choking the oceans, the pl... More >

Intuitive toxicology doesn't work

Apr 11, 2019

Originally published in The Globe and Mail, March 8, 2019

Chemicals are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water ... More >

Featured Book

Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction

A New York Times bestseller Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why...

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