Kristine Mattis

Kristine Mattis received her PhD in Environmental Studies. As an interdisciplinary environmental scholar with a background in biology, earth system science, and policy, her research focuses on environmental risk information and science communication. Before returning to graduate school, Kristine worked as a medical researcher, as a science reporter for the U.S. Congressional Record, and as a science and health teacher. She can be reached at:

Fantasy and Fatality in the Facebook Era A Lamentation for My Father

There’s Nothing Radical about the Green New Deal

Employment, Ecology, Extinction: French Students Take on the System to Save the Species

Eco Crises: Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences

You Don’t Know Brett: Ten Lessons From the Kavanaugh Hearings

Selling Out is Not a Sacrifice

Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

Nerd Culture, Adultolescence, and the Abdication of Social Priorities

The Game Never Named, the Addendum Never Spoken

Superunknown: Scientific Integrity Within the Academic and Media Industrial Complexes

Slaves and Bulldozers, Plutocrats and Widgets

Burden in My Hand: the U.S. Medical Industrial Complex

About Paris

We Are Barely Even Trying

Democracy is Not a Team Sport

Meryl, Have We Been Living in the Same America All This Time?

All Solutions are Inadequate: Why It Doesn’t Matter If Politicians Mention Climate Change

Persnickety Publishing Pet-Peeves

Toxic Curve Ball: Why Outdated Assumptions to Determine “Safe Levels” of Toxicants Forfeit the Game

The Cult of the Professional Class

GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science

Time to Talk Frankly About Cancer

For Angelina Jolie, Mutilation Amounts to Prevention