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Sheril Kirshenbaum
Works at University of Texas at Austin
Attended Tufts University
Lives in East Lansing, MI
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Fifty years ago, 12% of the federal budget went to Research and Development (a lot of the science stuff). Today it's just 3.4%. If the nation's priorities can be illustrated by where we spend our tax dollars, the U.S. is not very focused on meeting our greatest challenges. And this is why http://sciencedebate.org is so important.
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its true 
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Hillary’s campaign is the first major presidential campaign to make combating climate change a central issue. And that matters.
It's official. Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States. That wasn't a surprise, but something about her campaign really stood out yesterday - ...
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Everyone has a duty toward society. Rational minds just handle that duty better than others.
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Why we're not past the climate change 'debate' - in one chart
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Wisconsin appears to be following Florida in banning the term "climate change" from use by it's public service scientists.
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The global perspective on climate change
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oh...i am in africa....a frown
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We must ask ourselves, why did science on climate, food, and energy become politicized? These issues affect every person's future, no matter which party we support.
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Exterminating humanity by making the planet uninhabitable is a bigger threat. To make an immediate difference you can purchase carbon, which is stunningly cheap: http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/offsets.asp
I do not know if it matters but it is the most direct thing I can do. 
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ScienceDebate season has begun...
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Hello
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Our new UT Energy Poll data is in! Sampled late March - 70% of Americans think that climate change is occurring. Of those, 73% say deforestation is a significant contributing factor, 64% say oil, 57% say coal...
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that sounds encouragingly high (except 57% for coal)
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Looking for a terrific new science podcast? My good friends +Lindsay Patterson and +Marshall Escamilla just launched The Tumble Podcast on itunes! I got a sneak peek last month of an episode on Phineas Gage and 'missing brains' and it's fantastic - geared toward everyone from middle schoolers to adults. Think Radiolab meets Invisibila. Go download the first three episodes on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tumble-podcast/id984771479, visit their website http://www.tumblepodcast.com/ and let me know what you think...
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Do you think presidential candidates should address issues like human health, water and climate change when running for office? We do and ScienceDebate now has a fb page: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceDebate.org Like us for regular updates and details on how you can get involved in the 2016 campaign!
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Whether or not they address social issues their campaign, I think science literacy should be a requisite for running for that office.
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A look at where Americans think we get our foreign oil [Spring 2015 UT Energy Poll] Do you know which country is correct?
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Even many Canadians do not know this.
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Just 6% of those in the U.S. opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline (among the less than half of Americans even familiar with it) say climate change is their top concern. In other words, the 'debate' happening on Capitol Hill is not representative of where the nation on this politicized issue. (And keep in mind, Keystone isn't even North America's biggest pipeline project).
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nm, I see the "Energy East" project is about 4x longer - wow
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Exciting news! We have local ScienceDebate chapters launching in the Bay Area and Austin - with more to come! Interested to get involved? DM me if you're located in one of those cities... www.sciencedebate.org
ScienceDebate gets candidates for high office to debate the big science policy questions.
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Hi babe.
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Director of UT Energy Poll, Executive director of ScienceDebate.org, Author of Unscientific America & The Science of Kissing, Blogger at Scientific American
Employment
  • University of Texas at Austin
    2010 - present
    Director of UT Energy Poll, Author
  • Duke University
    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
  • United States Senate
    Science Fellow, 2006
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East Lansing, MI
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Monterey, CA - Suffern, NY - Austin, TX - Durham, NC - Washington, DC - Orono, ME - Boston, MA
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I write about science, in books, articles, and blogs.
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  • Tufts University
    Biology & Classics
  • University of Maine
    Marine Science & Policy
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