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June 2016

SHORT ANSWERS TO HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

One of the casualties of the decision by Americans to short-change our children's education is an understanding and appreciation of science. As a society we have gone from support and veneration of of this important discipline to a wide-spread rejection of science itself and of the knowledge it generates. One of the most compelling proofs of this phenomenon is the reduction in the percentage of college degrees in the "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines over the past few decades. The sad fact is that the US can, most likely, no longer claim leadership in these important fields. We are, as a nation, scientifically illiterate.

As a result we are now institutionally unable to understand, appreciate and support science education and practice. Our media do a generally miserable job in MORE


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