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August 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Evolution and climate education update: August 17, 2018
From: Glenn Branch
To: ncse-news
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 8:12 am
Dear friends of NCSE,

Encouraging news from a new survey on public opinion about climate
change. And a reminder that NCSE is still seeking a part-time intern
for the fall — apply by August 31!

A NEW SURVEY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

“A record 60% of Americans now think that global warming is happening
and that humans are at least partially responsible for the rising
temperature,” according to the latest survey from the National Studies
on Energy and the Environment conducted by the University of Michigan
and Muhlenberg College.

Asked “From what you’ve read and heard. Is there solid evidence that
the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past
four decades?” 73% of respondents — the highest rate since the survey
asked the question in 2008 — said yes, 15% said no, and 12%
volunteered that they were unsure.

Asked about the causes of climate change, 34% of respondents
attributed it to human activity, 26% attributed it to a combination of
human activity and natural patterns or were not sure, 12% attributed
to natural patterns, while 12% were not sure if climate is changing
and 15% thought that climate is not changing.

According to the NSEE report, there were 751 adult respondents for the
survey, contacted via land line and cell phones between April 29 and
May 25, 2018; the margin of error was +/- 4% at a 95% level of
confidence. The data were weighted by gender, age, race, income, and
education to reflect the population characteristics of the United
States.

For the NSEE report (PDF), visit:
http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2018-spring-climate-belief.pdf

HELP WANTED: PART-TIME FALL INTERN

NCSE is seeking to hire a part-time fall intern to assist with the
national launch of the Science Booster Club program. This is a unique
opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about
community organizing and science outreach. This is a temporary
position based in Oakland, California, running from August to December
2018. Further information about duties, qualifications, salary, and
the application process is available from NCSE’s job page.

For NCSE’s job page, visit:
https://ncse.com/about/jobs

And for information about NCSE’s Science Booster Club Program, visit:
https://ncse.com/scienceboosterclubs

Thanks for reading. And don’t forget to visit NCSE’s website —
https://ncse.com — where you can always find the latest news on
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Sincerely,

Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
510-601-7203
fax 510-788-7971
branch@ncse.com
https://ncse.com

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