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Title: U'S' 12th graders scored below the international average and among the lowest of the 21 participatin


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U.S. 12th graders scored below the international
average and among the lowest of the 21
participating nations in both mathematics and
science general knowledge in a comprehensive
international study in 1995. 70 of those U.S.
students were convinced they had performed
well.From a statement by Lynn Margulis,
President of Sigma Xi, in American Scientist vol.
94, p. 2, Jan-Feb. 2006.
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Listen to full statement on NPR. Can reflect on
any or all of it, including the
statementScientist are happy, of course, when
they find answers to questions. But scientists
are also happy when they become stuck, when they
discover interesting questions that they cannot
answer.from NPR This I Believe, by Alan
Lightman,http//www.npr.org/templates/story/story
.php?storyId5071045
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Some time between 2015 and 2020 the ice
will be gone - along with the archive of climate
history recorded in those glaciers. Dr.
Lonnie Thompson on the ice fields of Mount
Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. From
http//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2337023.stm
Image of low latitude (tropical) ice Quelcaya
Ice Cap from http//www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/I
cecore/facilities.html
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http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ImageVostok_420ky_4c
urves_insolation.jpg http//www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/
images/Vostok.jpg
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http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ImageCO2-Mauna-Loa.p
ng
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1930s in the American mid West.
http//www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/
2004/0319dustbowl.html
http//www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/wea01408
.htm
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http//www.scotese.com/cretaceo.htm
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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 1952
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 1957
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 1960
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 1964
http//nsidc.org/glaciers/glossary/glacial_retreat
.html
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Klaus, Adam, Norris, Richard D., Kroon, Dick,
Smit, JanImpact-induced mass wasting at the K-T
boundary Blake Nose, western North
AtlanticGeology 2000 28 319-322
http//www.gsajournals.org/gsaonline/?requestget-
documentdoi10.11302F0091-7613(2000)283C319IMW
ATK3E2.0.CO3B2figures
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http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level
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