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Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future

In conversation with author/science writer Margaret Wertheim
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Episode Summary
Why, when many of the problems of the twenty-first century require scientific solutions, are Americans paying less and less attention to scientists? How might we reverse this alarming trend and integrate science into our national discourse--before it's too late?

Participant(s) Bio
Chris Mooney is a contributing editor to Science Progress and author of the New York Times bestseller The Republican War on Science, and Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming. He contributes to many publications including WIRED, Slate, and The American Prospect. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.