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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2014/07/25

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

NCSE's next webinar for activists, and survey results on public
opinion about climate change from twenty countries.

NCSE'S NEXT WEBINAR FOR ACTIVISTS

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line
workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our
work possible. The next workshop focuses on on-line petitions as a
tool in science education advocacy, with advice about how to write,
promote, and use such petitions.

The featured presenter is Josh Nelson, Campaign Manager at Credo
Action, who will demonstrate CREDO Mobilize, an on-line petition
system that lets individual grassroots advocates tap into a broad
network of like-minded citizens. He'll demonstrate the website and
discuss how to get the most out of it and similar platforms, and share
best practices and his experiences gleaned as an online organizer for
groups including the National Wildlife Federation, Alliance for
Climate Protection, and CREDO. NCSE's Josh Rosenau will host the
session.

The workshop begins at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time/2:00 p.m. Eastern time
on July 30, 2014, and spaces are still available, so register now!
(The session will be recorded, so don't worry if you're unable to
register or participate.) Recording of the previous webinars in the
series are now available on-line, along with the slides used in the
presentations.

For information about the upcoming NCSE webinar, visit:
http://ncse.com/taking-action/petitions 

And for information on the series of webinars, visit:
http://ncse.com/taking-action/online-trainings-science-education-advocates-activists 

POLLING CLIMATE AROUND THE WORLD

A new report from Ipsos MORI includes data on public opinion about the
causes of climate change from twenty nations -- and the United States
led the world in the rate of climate change denial, as assessed by
answers to two questions.

The United States and India were tied, at 52%, for agreement with "The
climate change we are currently seeing is a natural phenomenon that
happens from time to time," with China closely following at 51%. Only
34% of Swedes, 26% of South Koreans, and 22% of Japanese agreed.

The United States was first, at 32%, for disagreement with "The
climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human
activity," with Australia second at 25% and Russia and Great Britain
tied for third at 24%. Only 12% of Spaniards, 9% of Argentinians, and
5% of Chinese disagreed.

The data are from the Global Trends Survey, conducted online September
3-17 and October 1-15, 2013, in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil,
Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, India, Italy, Japan,
Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and
the United States of America.

According to Ipsos, "Approximately 1000+ individuals were surveyed in
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy,
Japan, Spain, Great Britain and the United States of America.
Approximately 500+ individuals were surveyed in Argentina, Belgium,
Poland, Russia, [South Africa], South Korea, Sweden and Turkey."

Ipsos added, "Data are weighted to balance demographics and ensure
that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population
according to the most recent country Census data, and to provide
results intended to approximate the sample universe."

For the results of the two questions on climate, visit:
http://www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/environment.html 

For information about the survey, visit:
http://www.ipsosglobaltrends.com/index.html 

And for NCSE's collection of polls and surveys on climate, visit:
http://ncse.com/polls/polls-climate-change 

WHAT'S NEW FROM THE SCIENCE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Glenn Branch considering public opinion about evolution in Kazakhstan:
http://ncse.com/blog/2014/07/glorious-nation-kazakhstan-0015758 

* Stephanie Keep addressing panadaptationism:
http://ncse.com/blog/2014/07/misconception-monday-everything-is-adaptation-part-1-0015749 
http://ncse.com/blog/2014/07/misconception-monday-everything-is-adaptation-part-2-0015754 

* Ann Reid praising the concern of scientists to ensure the quality of
their work:
http://ncse.com/blog/2014/07/scientific-integrity-please-sbore-me-with-details-0015759 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website --
http://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.
420 40th Street, Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
510-601-7203 x303
fax: 510-601-7204
800-290-6006
branch@ncse.com 
http://ncse.com 

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