AAAS survey: 80 percent of adults say we're hurting oceans

iative of the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. The new Center was founded to forge a better understanding between researchers and the general public on the increasingly complex scientific issues that affect our daily lives; and to enhance the public's input into scientific research agendas by creating opportunities for dialogue among policymakers, the public and the scientific community.

"We're hosting this marine science town hall meeting to encourage dialogue between the scientific community and the public. It's very timely because our survey also found that 65 percent of Americans don't trust scientists to put society's interests above their own personal goals," Leshner said. "AAAS established the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology to provide opportunities for meaningful dialogue, and I think this survey shows we identified a real need."

The town hall meeting will be moderated by Ira Flatow of National Public Radio's "Science Friday," and hosted by Leshner; with speakers Jane Lubchenco, chair of marine biology at Oregon State University; John R. Delaney, professor of oceanography at the University of Washington; and Usha Varanasi, director, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Also participating in the event and a preceding news briefing will be Jeff Koenings, Director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and others.

AAAS joined with the Seattle Aquarium; the Pacific Science Center, Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team; Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS); Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO); and SeaChange to hold this event.

Key survey findings include:

  • Nearly 80 percent said they believe human stresses are endangering coastal regions and oceans.
  • Another 20 percent believe that the oceans are vast and healthy enough to absorb pollution and other human stresses.
  • 31 percent sa

  • Contact: Ginger Pinholster
    American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related biology news :

    1. AAAS 2004 salary survey: Despite long hours and low pay, life scientists love their work
    2. Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994
    3. UV light, coatings reduce bacterial adhesion up to 50 percent
    4. Scientists find 75 percent of red snapper sold in stores is really some other species
    5. DFG announces three percent budget increase
    6. Tigecycline - Candidate antibiotic produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients
    7. Eastern lowland gorilla population plummets 70 percent since 1994
    8. Bioreactor boosts chemical fermentation by 50 percent: study
    9. NIH student loan repayment awards increase by 66 percent
    10. Tourism to Earths most threatened areas surges by over 100 percent in last decade
    11. Northwesterns Cancer Genetics Program pinpoints gene that increases cancer risk by 26 percent

    Post Your Comments:

    (Date:6/20/2019)... ... June 19, 2019 , ... The ... Diseases Society of America Foundation, and the possibly millions of dollars of “high ... agents in AD, are a “welcome affirmation” of the need to investigate more ...
    (Date:6/16/2019)... ... June 14, 2019 , ... Emtec, Inc.®, ... deliver a joint presentation with Versiti’s CIO at the Healthcare Industry User ... Shingle Creek Resort. , Versiti Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Lynne Briggs, ...
    (Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... With a rapidly ... to leverage the Geneious Biologics platform as a premium hub for bioinformatics and ... Abveris, says: “The Geneious team has done an excellent job accommodating our specific ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
    (Date:5/15/2019)... ... May 15, 2019 , ... Milton Hershey School® has named William ... work within the biomedical industry, where he is changing lives by creating solutions to ... “William Harding epitomizes the vision of our founders – Milton and Catherine Hershey – ...
    (Date:5/14/2019)... , ... May 14, 2019 , ... Gateway Genomics ... effectively doubling its space from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet. , “This past ... DNA tests ,” says Gateway Genomics CEO, Chris Jacob. “The SneakPeek At-Home test, which ...
    (Date:5/4/2019)... , ... May 03, 2019 , ... ... the President of the Dakila Pesquisas Association, the scientist and ufologist Urandir Fernandes ... in Brasília (DF). Urandir detailed the results of some research carried out by ...
    (Date:5/2/2019)... ... 30, 2019 , ... The centuries old practice of brewing beer thrives today ... breweries, and even home brewing clubs scattered across the nation. , But proper ... mastered can produce a superb product. Students at South Dakota School of Mines ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:
    Cached News: