Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
Global warming has been in the news quite a bit over the last several months. By now, only the most anti-science partisans and general know-nothings cling to the myth that human-caused climate change is not happening. Last month, an important report was released by a panel of 300 respected climate scientists, covering in detail the toll global warming is having on our country.
We frequently see the results of polls on American scientific literacy. One recent poll by the National Science Foundation (NSF), asked American adults a series of ten true/false questions about very basic physical and biological science concepts. The results were somewhat disappointing.