Learn something every day … NPR Cartoons & Carbon …

Every day is a learning experience … so what did we learn today?  That NPR is not just radio … is not just a web site … but also does some funny cartooning.  As part of their Climate Connections series,  NPR has a myriad of reports, links, videos, and, well, cartoons.  The May Day cartoon, It’s All About Carbon

What we have done here is a chemistry lesson, one that begins with the elemental cause of global warming: the behavior of the carbon atom.

 

This is pretty basic stuff … an entertaining way to provide perhaps junior high school (maybe) level science explanations. Such as the reminder that, remove the water from a human, and about 2/3rds of the remaining body weight is carbon.

So, take a moment, watch the video, and add your voice to feedback to NPR about how best to educate the American public about basic science issues.  Are you enthused that they’re taking this tact? Or, outraged about what it says about Americans scientific illiteracy?

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