About Clifton Kopp

Welcome to my writings on Ideapod! I'm a bit of a "polymath" in that I like writing about many different things. Often I'm learning from the process of writing. I hope you enjoy, and please leave a comment on one of my articles.

Scientist brilliantly exploits the secret of plants to protect crops against global warming

Scientist brilliantly exploits the secret of plants to protect crops against global warming

Climate change is no longer a myth that policy makers can scoff about. No pretending that it doesn’t exist. No pretending that it isn’t already affecting mankind. Not in the face of unprecedented and dramatic weather extremes that people all over the world are living through right now: heat waves, floods, mudslides, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes […]

World renowned doctors explain how prescription drugs are killing us

World renowned doctors explain how prescription drugs are killing us

The relationship between doctors and drug companies are controversial and researchers, ethicists, professional bodies, and patients have long been concerned that this relationship may be the basis of doctors prescribing drugs not because they are the optimal drug for a particular condition, but because the drug has been successfully promoted by a drug company. There […]

Denzel Washington: Don’t blame the prison system, it “starts at home”

Denzel Washington: Don’t blame the prison system, it “starts at home”

Widely loved and admired Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has said that black incarceration cannot be blamed on the system, but originates at home. His comments hit a raw nerve in the United States across mainstream media outlets. Washington told New York Daily News that his latest role as a defense attorney in Roman J. Israel, […]

The nation’s top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

The nation’s top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

It’s official. No doubt about it. We have to seriously reconsider our regular Friday night habit down at the pub. In an unprecedented step top cancer doctors have issued a statement warning citizens that alcohol use, even light and moderate drinking, increases the risk of several common cancers. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) […]

15,000 scientists just gave a catastrophic warning about the fate of humanity

15,000 scientists just gave a catastrophic warning about the fate of humanity

What do you think are the chances of a published scientific paper going viral? If it’s an article, so far co-signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 different countries, it’s inevitable. In 1992, more than 1,700 concerned scientists — including the majority of living Nobel Laureates — penned an urgent warning to humanity at […]