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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Politics - Chris Mooney

Complete video at: Science journalist and author of Unscientific America Chris Mooney offers solutions to bridge the gap between science and politics. Mooney suggests reforming science education, retraining scientists to be more vocal, and regaining competitive power in the fields of science. ----- Why is it that for every five hours of cable news, less than a minute is devoted to science? Mooney explores how corporate interests, science-phobic politicians, a weak educational system and lack of media coverage are contributing to the growing disconnect between the scientific community and American culture. - Commonwealth Club of California Chris Mooney is Washington correspondent for Seed magazine and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect. He focuses on issues at the intersection of science and politics, and is author of the bestselling book The Republican War on Science. Chris has contributed to a variety of other publications in recent years, including Wired, Seed, New Scientist, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs, Reason, The American Scholar, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. In addition, Chris's blog, "The Intersection," was a recipient of Scientific American's 2005 Science and Technology web award, which noted that "science is lucky to have such a staunch ally in acclaimed journalist Chris Mooney." Mooney speaks regularly at academic meetings, bookstores, university campuses, and other events. Recent university stops include Yale University, Princeton, Harvard, Rockefeller University, and MIT. Other venues where Chris has spoken include San Francisco's famous Commonwealth Club, Town Hall Seattle, and acclaimed bookstores like Cody's in Berkeley, California.
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