Why Science Is a Non-Issue in the Election…Again

In the face of a massive drought and climbing sea levels, are the presidential candidates going to talk about climate change? Why is science always at the bottom of the list of campaign issues that resonate with the public? Ira Flatow and guests discuss what scientists can do to shape the national dialogue in an election year.

Segment Guests

Shawn Lawrence Otto

Shawn Lawrence Otto is chair of ScienceDebate.org and author of The War On Science. He is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

David Gergen

David Gergen is a senior political analyst at CNN, a professor of public service, and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michael Lubell

Michael Lubell is a physics professor at City College of the City University of New York and director of public affairs at the American Physical Society in New York, New York.