Climate denialism down, but so is caring about climate

by Jen Phillips. Scientific American  and  Nature  recently  published the results  of a survey they undertook to understand how Americans feel about science. Unfortunately, because they solicited participation via their respective websites, the 21,000 respondents were above-average in scientific understanding: a whopping 19 percent had doctorates, versus around 1 percent of the general population. Predictably, the #1 source of trusted information for ... Full Story »

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Cecilia Cacciatore
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by Cecilia Cacciatore - Sep. 24, 2010

The article didn’t explain the complexities of the issues of global warming, it was rather informative in the sense that it told one what other Americans thought on the subject of who or what caused Global Warming. The article didn’t really go in depth into the issue. The little depth that it did go into was the regression of the polls of American people. It showed how Americans cared less for the effect of climate change and that they viewed it as rather not that big of a deal blown up and out of proportion by the media. I thought it clarified my question on what other people believed in on the subject and contrasted those views with what scientist believe in so one could get a full representation of what a wide variety of people believe in. The article impacted public dialogue in a concerning way. When reading this I was concerned that others where less concerned about the negative effects that man is causing on the environment and the only survey that seemed to be positive was that consisting of mostly feedback from the scientific community whom one can argue better understand the issue due to there work in the sciences.

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