Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What's your Climate Change IQ?

Hello Everyone,

It's Jen Salerno filling in for Mark and I'm listing a link to an interesting post in the New York Times Green blog. The blog also has a link to the original study.

"A new study by researchers at Yale University suggests that Americans’ knowledge of climate science is limited and scattershot, with some understanding of basic issues like the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming and some singular misconceptions as well."

Some interesting highlights:

"Overall, just 1 in 10 of those surveyed said they were “very well informed” about climate change and 45 percent said they were not very worried or not at all worried about it."

"Three-quarters of those polled had heard nothing about coral bleaching or ocean acidification."

"Almost half say that fossil fuels are the fossilized remains of dinosaurs"


see: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/in-u-s-survey-52-percent-flunk-climate-101/

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