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The Land of Stupid

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorOctober 16, 2010 3:02 AM


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What to make of this latest study charting American ignorance? Well, let's see. Are we flunking history? Check. Are we flunking geography? Check. Are we this flunking basic science? Check. So it should come as no surprise that Americans are a wee bit challenged on the basics of climate science. I have two questions: Do other countries similarly track how stupid their citizens are? And, whose fault is it that only 1 in 10 Americans (surveyed by Yale) are "very well informed" about climate change issues? UPDATE:

In the comments, an objection to my word choice (which I find a fair criticism) has been made here. Also, a contextual (and to my mind, more accurate) take on that 1 in 10 statistic I cite can be found here.

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