The latest from Laura Delgado Lopez

  • Letter | The Value of Meteorological Cooperation
    Policy & Politics

    Letter | The Value of Meteorological Cooperation

    Dean Cheng suggests that a recent cyberintrusion on public websites operated by NOAA is evidence of Chinese intent to disrupt, or potentially even destroy, America’s weather forecasting and meteorological capability. However, the news stories generated by the NOAA intrusion contained an abundance of unsupported speculation.

  • U.S. Encumbered by Paradigms of the Past

    For the past two years, the discussion over the future of the U.S. human spaceflight program has become predictable as many participants revert to the old paradigms that helped sell the program back in the Cold War. The familiar saying would seem to apply: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Yet that is precisely the problem. Paradigms such as the space race and the frontier motif may not make sense for today’s context: The Cold War analogies for human spaceflight indeed are broken.