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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

July 2019

Are Americans Turning Against Science?

Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

Moderated by Usha Lee McFarling, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Science Journalist Scientists have demonstrated that climate change is real, but polls show that 30 percent of Americans disagree. Scientists have shown that genetically modified foods pose no threat, but, according to one survey, half the country sees such foods as dangerous. And despite scientific assurances about vaccine safety, the number of very young children who don’t get vaccinated has quadrupled in the past two decades. Why are so many Americans ignoring—or rejecting—broad scientific…

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