Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Women more likely to accept climate science

A polar bear stands on an ice floe near the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard on June 13, 2008. The plight of the polar bear and its shrinking habitat has become one of the symbols for the changing climate (AP/Romas Dabrukas).

Gender appears to be the latest divide in the climate debate with women more likely than men to accept the "scientific consensus on global warming," a new academic paper finds. Aaron M. McCright, an associate professor at Michigan State University's Department of Sociology, studied eight years of data from Gallup's annual environmental poll and found that women convey greater scientific knowledge of climate change and are more concerned about it. After analyzing the Gallup data: More>>

Women Edge Past Men in Doctorates in US
(VOA) In the United States, about six out of ten students in graduate schools are women. The same is true of today's young adults who already have a degree beyond college. As a result, the Census Bureau expects that more women than men will hold professions such as doctors, lawyers, and professors.

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