Teaching Climatism in Schools—Next Generation Science Standards

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Guest post by Steve Goreham

Originally published in The Washington Times

Man-made global warming must be taught in our schools, according to the latest release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The January draft release of the NGSS by the National Research Council is a recommendation for concepts to be used by states in kindergarten through high school. But the recommendations are filled with ideology and unproven assumptions about climate change.

The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework), established in 2011 by the National Research Council, which is a staff arm of the National Academy of Sciences. A look at the 401-page Framework reveals efforts to instruct students on man-made climate change ideology. The Framework mentions on page 43 that humans need to “address climate change” and on page 166 that humans can “stabilize” the climate. But there is little empirical evidence that humans can control weather or climate in any detectable way. For example, in 2009, the mayor of Moscow claimed that the Russian air force was able to “keep it from snowing.” Five months later, Moscow received 21 inches in a single storm, exceeding the February average by 50 percent.

The NGSS and Framework use the term “theory” many times. These documents refer to the Big Bang theory, Newton’s theory of gravity, the theory of plate tectonics, the atomic theory of matter, the germ theory of disease, Darwin’s theory of the evolution of the species, and the quantum theory of matter. But the recommendations never refer to man-made climate change as a theory. Man-made warming is to be taught as science fact.

The NGSS recommends that 5th graders be taught to “construct explanations for how humans and other organisms will be affected if Earth’s temperature continues to rise.” Much more serious would be a period of global cooling, as was wrongly predicted by the scientific journal Nature and other publications in the 1970s.

By Middle School, the NGSS recommends that students be taught that “Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (‘global warming’).” But the fact that global surface temperatures have been naturally rising for the last 350 years as Earth recovered from the Little Ice Age, long before any significant human greenhouse gas emissions, is not mentioned.

Indoctrination on energy is to be taught to even younger students. Fourth graders are to be taught “the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy.” By Middle School, they are to be taught that “renewable energy resources (e.g., hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass fuels)” and “inexhaustible energy sources (e.g., sunlight, wind, tides, ocean waves)” are good and that “non-renewable energy sources (e.g., coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear fission)” are frowned upon. This despite the fact that the world has centuries of proven reserves of hydrocarbon and nuclear fuels and that these fuels power more than 90 percent of our modern society.

Both the NGSS and the Framework recommend further injection of value judgments into the science curriculum. By the end of 12th grade, the students are meant to learn that “overpopulation” and “overexploitation” are being practiced by humanity. Further, students should be taught that Earth’s “natural capital” must be preserved.

Both documents praise the global climate models that have been used to create alarming forecasts of global surface temperature rise by the year 2100. The Framework states “Global climate models incorporate scientists’ best knowledge of physical and chemical processes and of the interactions of relevant systems.” These are the same climate models that have failed to predict the hiatus in global temperature rise over the last ten years and the 30-year expansion in Antarctic sea ice.

In a 2012 assessment of education systems by the Economist, the United States ranked 17th of 50 assessed nations. Suppose we return to instruction in empirically-based science, rather than climate change ideology?

Steve Goreham is Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of the new book The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania.

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Man Bearpig

This could have a silver lining. If they are going to teach this subject then surely the science and lesson content will be able to come under close scritiny

roger edgbaston

The Green Movement calls itself Progressive. Yep – about as progressive as the Creationists. Let’s all head back to the Garden of Eden. You know – the time before the Original Sin – when Man started despoiling Mother Nature

sailboarder

It is hard enough to teach science in schools with the fights over evolution/creation, now this?

Rhys Jaggar

Clearly the 1970s predictions of a mini-ice age were based on a complete lack of understanding of oceanic oscillations at the time.
If they had understood that, they would have seen that PDO was about to flip into warm mode and that the world would start warming up again.
If they had looked at solar activity, they would have seen high output in cycle 19 and 20 – no sign of cooling from that source.
What that wrong prediction tells us is that people didn’t understand climate in those days.
Where we are now is that people who DENY the known science are imposing their religion in a manner similar to Christianity in the Middle Ages.
There is still plenty of uncertainty in the science now.
But the understanding now as compared to the 1970s is orders of magnitude greater.
As a result, whilst you could be charitable about mistakes in the 1970s, there is no leeway now.
The people doing what they are doing know what they are doing, know they are in an endgame situation and that whoever loses will be out for good.
Decisions will be made on how the rich can get richer.
No other reason.
They won’t die and couldn’t care two hoots if 5 billion others did.
Brutal but true.

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead back in Kurdistan but actually in Switzerland

Holy F……………..It’s madness. Next thing you know, deniers noses will be shaped like the numeral “6” just like at another period in time when children were indoctrinated. These people are mad. Completely mad.

ConfusedPhoton

Who needs science when you are a religious zealot? In fact it gets in the way.
Intelligent design, CAGW, unsustainable population (according to Paul Ehrlich), what next?

George Kominiak

Didn’t Mao and his buddies practice this kind of “education” in the 1940s and beyond??

ShrNfr

I demand equal time for phrenology. I mean they had journals too…

Wow indoctrination perhaps? Whats the next step, have children turn in thier parents for using too much energy? For leaving a light on overnight?

I certainly hope our school teachers are smart enough to see through to the agenda being proposed and actually teach science. With our education system being controlled to a great extent by our Federal government, that may be wishfull thinking. Look what happened in Germany that led to WWII.

My nine year old is in 4th grade and I’m just waiting for the day they try to push this crap out on her class.
It won’t be pretty !!

tgmccoy

Makes me sick…This is indoctrination, pure and simple. “Klimatejugen”..
pure and simple…

There is nothing particularly new here. When I was in grade school in the 1960s and 1970s, we were taught (indoctrinated) about Paul Ehrlich’s “population bomb” and the imperative of population control (“Zero Population Growth”) in order to prevent certain Malthusian collapse before the year 2000. The swill that activists pour into the “professional development” of public school teachers under the guise of “science” has not changed much since then.

DesertYote

Hmmm, Too funny. Half the comments show the influence of the Marxist propagandists of an earlier age who distorted their schooling, training them to hate Christianity. And they don’t even know that their views on the subject were designed for, and implanted in them using the very same techniques now being used to push CAGW.

cui bono

I hesitate to mention Nazi and Soviet school indoctrination in ‘science’ courses.
One bright spot is that children who are taught that something is irrefutably true in school have a tendency to react later if they find it’s very well refutable. However, most won’t discover this from the MSM.
Dr. David E. Wojick was developing a K-12 climate education package with Heartland. I can’t provide a link as everything on Google seems to be a tirade against him. Sigh.
Who can stop this perversion of young minds?

Andrew

I can’t see how this indoctrination is distinguishable from subversion, in that the end game is the usurping of national governments in favour of a one world government (UN Agenda 21).
Aren’t our security agencies meant to protect us from this sort of thing?
Aren’t current elected leaders who allow us to progress down this route without a mandate impeachable?

Ann in L.A.

Our schoolkids get a lot of it. They just had an assembly celebrating the fractional reduction in electricity use by the school last month…meanwhile, in the last few years they’ve installed smart boards in all the classrooms, grown into a second building, and are part of an “environmental” study exchange program with a school in Australia which seeks to find ways to reduce energy consumption–a dozen of their kids come here once every three years, and a dozen of our kids go there once every three years. I’m sure we weren’t the first to point out that a great way to cut down energy use would be to stop flying kids and chaperones across the Pacific every couple of years.
The worst was the science fair assembly where the kids were forced to sing a bastardized version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, which went: “Imagine no pollution, it’s easy if you try,” and then went downhill from there.

Luther Wu

benfrommo says:
February 6, 2013 at 10:02 am
Wow indoctrination perhaps? Whats the next step, have children turn in thier parents for using too much energy? For leaving a light on overnight?
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“If you see something, say something.”

kim

When Robin shows up, pay attention. There is a quiz in the morning.
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Betapug

Hey Kids!
“According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. for 2012 was 55.3°F, which was 3.2°F above the 20th century average and 1.0°F above the previous record from 1998.! http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Hey teachers! Visit official US government guaranteed sites for well prepared, ready to heat and teach lesson modules. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
You can learn about CO2, the “colorless, odorless greenhouse gas..produced..when dead animals or plants decay… People are adding carbon dioxide into the atmosphere…the main cause of climate change”
“http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/glossary.html#c
EPA, NOOA, NASA etc. etc. produce huge amounts of monotone materials in house but also outsource to sort-of non govs like PBS: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/professionaldevelopment/

The school system has always followed the political view of those who pay. The dominant paradigm in UK is immigrant families should protect their culture, and it will enrich Britain. Muslim kids can dress as suits their parent’s roots. The dominant paradigm in France is that immigrant families should adopt « Republican» values –(laic French). Kids are not authorized to dress to show religious or cultural origins. In both cases kids grow up pretty normal.
The problems comes when exam grades depend free format “understanding” questions rather than facts. Imagine if the question is about home heating. In the UK wood burning is not permitted in most areas for air quality reasons. Outside of the Île-de-France, wood burning is eco. In France wood it is a renewal fuel which is carbon neutral, as the wood used is replaced with new trees. The gas is not renewable, is a net carbon source and so not at all eco.

gnomish

who will pay for this indoctrination of children?
who will hire the intellectual assassins?
who will cry for sympathy and blame others?
hypocrisy – the new kind of love parents show their kids!

Erin Shanahan DMD

Cui Bono
The David Wojcik K-12 “Heartland” indoctrination protocol came out a year ago. It was the one part of Gleikgate that neither Peter Gliek nor Heartland claims. It was the document that upon further review was shown to most likely have been created by Gleik because the documents he procured/defrauded from Heartland lacked enough “umph” to make his subterfuge worthwhile.
Somebody will need to explain to me how what has been proposed in the article above differs from the faked article. Indoctrination is indoctrination. Is Gliek in charge of the ethics of this? I wonder.

RHS

The only upside I can see is rebellion. Once the current generation feels it’s been lied to, they will learn to investigate on their own. That is a side show I can’t wait see.

OMG. I hope the turn around happens soon enough to reject this stupidity. Kids will be taught that consensus is the right way to do science. They will be taught not to question. They will be taught not to pry, not to look, not to wonder. They will be taught that the scare is “fact” and that only the High Lords have the data (which no one must look at). “All bow down to the High Lords, and purge our societies of evil deniers.” These recommendations MUST be rejected!

Joel

This is one of many reasons why I’m going to homeschool my children.

corio37

School science is always about fifteen years behind real science. That’s how long it takes to get content approved and into textbooks. In 2028 students will be learning about ‘the recent failure’ of global warming theory.

Lil Fella from OZ

Lord Monckton cited a couple schools in America who are on a green pitch already. One was basically saying the kids were not allowed to think. In other words being indoctrinated!

Juan Slayton

There is a huge push right now for local school districts to conform to current and forthcoming federal curriculum guides. (Google “common core.”) There was a time when this was not considered a healthy thing. Consider, for example, the following exchange from the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960:
Nixon: We need higher teachers’ salaries. But we also want our education to be free of federal control. When the federal government gets the power to pay teachers, inevitably in my opinion, it will acquire the power to set standards and to tell the teachers what to teach. I think this would be bad for the country; I think it would be bad for the teaching profession…My objection here is not the cost in dollars. My objection here is the potential cost in controls and eventual freedom for the American people by giving the federal government power over education, and that is the greatest power a government can have.
Senator Kennedy did not dispute the premise of local control, but argued that funneling the money through the states would insulate the local educators from federal control:
Kennedy: I do not believe the federal government should pay directly teachers’ salaries…But if the money will go to the states and the states can then determine whether it shall go for school construction or for teachers’ salaries, in my opinion you protect the local authority over the school board and the school committee.
Fifty years later, it is clear that the concern of these two American icons was fully justified.

Dooug

In the US, the indoctrination begins early and in all classes, not only science. Not all of it is the kids being hit over the head with it, but with little stories in their reading classes/language arts, social studies, and in science. For example, in a third grade reading work book for my daughter there was the story that we all heard about Paul Bunyun and then another PC one that tried to get the kids to understand that all that Paul did was wrong, cutting down all those trees, it was subtle, but that how they are doing it. That is what happens when schools follow the national or federally or state mandated curriculum. It even occurs in the private schools because they have to cover what the states require. There are also a limited option on text books. As they say the whole fraud of cagw has not been about the science but control by the govts over our lives. Elections have consequences at the local, state and national levels.

Robertv

The shocking reality of the true cost of the financial crisis on middle-class Americans could sweep thousands of regular families into an ‘epidemic’ of homelessness.
http://news.sky.com/story/1048135/car-sleepers-us-middle-class-hit-by-crisis
How to survive poverty will be the problem for most of us. The US and Europe are bankrupt. Climate Change only is a problem in rich countries.

TomRude

Well twhen parents cannot be coerced into the green diktat, kids become the target of the ecofanatics as shown in this Canadian example…
http://www.nsnews.com/news/Watt+watchers+look+save/7925284/story.html
Watt watchers… that should appeal to our host but it really exposes the desire for ecototalitarians to get in one’s home and dictate your lifestyle.
“Bayley will return to the school Feb. 18 to help the kids brainstorm energy-savings strategies, such as turning off unused lights or taking shorter showers. In early April, the students will report back on how much energy their families were able to save.
Awards will be presented to the biggest savers.
In the meantime, Bayley is seeking out North Shore business sponsors to make a cash contribution based on the kilowatts collectively saved. He is also proposing that parents donate their total utility savings back to the school.”
“If all goes well, Bayley hopes to expand the meter-reading program to other North Shore schools next winter.”
Were parents consulted? No.

Dan DeLong

UnfrozenCavemanMD says: February 6, 2013 at 10:18 am
There is nothing particularly new here. When I was in grade school in the 1960s and 1970s, we were taught (indoctrinated) about Paul Ehrlich’s “population bomb” and the imperative of population control (“Zero Population Growth”) in order to prevent certain Malthusian collapse before the year 2000. The swill that activists pour into the “professional development” of public school teachers under the guise of “science” has not changed much since then.
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Stanford University is still paying a salary to Erlich.
http://stanford.edu/group/CCB/cgi-bin/ccb/content/paul-r-ehrlich
The company I work for had a job interviewee being evaluated last week and I have serious reservations about hiring an employee who has a degree from that school.

Mark Bofill

“Give me a child for the first seven years and you may do what you like with him afterwards.”

Aunty Freeze

Previously I had only noticed the teaching of AGW at secondary level (UK) but at the moment my daughters class ages 9, 10 and 11in her primary school are being taught about it in literacy by a brainwashed student teacher.
Its a difficult sitation because there is a lot I would like to say but my daughter is very shy and gets upset at the thought that I would create a scene. So I’m just making notes, observing the situation and will be having quiet words.
I’m just hoping that they don’t do a presentation of sorts on friday at the end of term assembly as I might end up exploding!
The trouble is that all educational establishments push the agenda so all you can do is educate your child of the other side of the story to balance things out and teach them that a good scientist always asks questions and remains sceptical until something is proven to be true.
Although my daughter was told that AGW is fact she did tell the teacher it is unproven, probably the class’ only sceptic.
The students training to be teachers only know what is force fed to them by the books and government, very few actually are educated in the subject or even realise there is another side to the story and so they indoctrinate the next generation and so it goes on.

Ann in L.A.

5th grade at the kids’ school also starts with a screening of “The Story of Stuff.” We deprogram at home.

tz2026

Homeschool. Quod Erat Demonstratum. If the dozens of other examples of both danger and nonsense has not yet convinced you.

Robert L

On one point they are clearly correct “man made global warming” is not a theory, it’s barely an hypothesis!

MinB

Kids grow up, question their indoctrination, and come to their own conclusions. For example, very few of my former Catholic school classmates are Catholic today. I think kids today will laugh about the global warming scare when they’re adults. Hopefully it will teach them critical thinking skills.

cui bono

It would not be right to let any post pass without mentioning Feynman. 🙂 In the 60s, he was briefly involved in the selection of school science textbooks in California. Although his complaints were about content rather than ideology, all of his criticisms still seem valid, and it can only get worse when bad content combines with ideational (sic) inanity. http://www.textbookleague.org/103feyn.htm
And if my comment earlier about Nazi teaching seemed a bit extreme, or a violation of the rules, try this from a 30s textbook: “A mentally-handicapped person costs the public 4 Reichsmark per day, a cripple 5.50 Reichsmark and a convicted criminal 3.50 Reichsmark. Cautious estimates state that within the boundaries of the German Reich 300,000 persons are being cared for in public mental institutions. How many marriage loans at 1,000 Reichsmark per couple could annually be financed from the funds allocated to institutions?” (Koch, H. W. The Hitler Youth: Origins and Development 1922-1945. Stein and Day: New York, 1975, p174).
Or this: “A bomber aircraft on take-off carries 12 dozen bombs, each weighing 10 kilos. The aircraft takes off for Warsaw the international centre for Jewry. It bombs the town. On take-off with all bombs on board and a fuel tank containing 100 kilos of fuel, the aircraft weighed about 8 tons. When it returns from the crusade, there are still 230 kilos left. What is the weight of the aircraft when empty?”
Teaching children – at it’s best – is a high moral calling. At it’s worst it is an act of violence and vandalism against the next generation.
Sorry to rant a bit, but this stinks.

William

In reply to Ann in L.A.
Ann in L.A. says:
February 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm
5th grade at the kids’ school also starts with a screening of “The Story of Stuff.” We deprogram at home.
Showing the film the “the story of stuff” in kid’s school and “teaching” grade five kids the extreme AGW is promoting propaganda, promoting an ideology, not teaching science. Teaching is providing children with the tools to read, write, and analyze to understand the issues, not to parrot a paradigm.
It will be interesting to watch the extreme AGW fiasco play out.

Bob Bunnell

We recently had ACE [Alliance for Climate Education] blast through our area schools with assemblies touting their agenda:
January 10, 2013
PHS hosts climate education assembly
By ASHLEIGH LIVINGSTON Press-Republican
PLATTSBURGH — With the help of Flash animations and hip-hop music, Plattsburgh High School students were encouraged Wednesday to take action against climate change.
During a presentation in the school’s auditorium, Brian Stilwell, an educator with the Alliance for Climate Education, told students how the future of the planet largely depends on their efforts to reduce carbon emissions caused by humans’ use of fossil fuels.
“It’s about you and the choices you make,” he told his audience.
A national nonprofit organization, the alliance strives to educate youth about climate change in hopes of inspiring them to be part of the solution.
“We really focus on solutions and what students can actually do ,” Stilwell told the Press-Republican in a separate interview.
After giving the alliance’s high-energy presentation on climate change at the Wild Center’s Adirondack Youth Climate Summit in Tupper Lake in November, Stilwell teamed up with Jen Kretser, director of programs at the Wild Center, to bring the program to area high schools.
“We really wanted to do more in the schools,” Kretser said.
In addition to PHS, Kretser and Stilwell will have visited 13 other area high schools by the end of the week, spreading climate-change awareness.
MET WITH GREEN TEAM
Using colorful animations and lighthearted sound effects, the alliance’s program strives to educate kids about the devastating effects of rising global temperatures in a way that captures students’ attention and motivates them.
“We tried really hard to make this really relevant and engaging for a high-school audience,” Stilwell said.
The presentation includes clips of youth across the nation who have made efforts to reduce the carbon footprints in their schools and communities.
At the end of the program, Stilwell asks students to make a pledge to do one thing over the course of the year to reduce emissions, such as unplugging gadgets, carpooling to school and carrying reusable water bottles.
Stilwell also highlights student environmental clubs at each school he visits and encourages students to join.
“Usually, we can get between 10 and 30 students to sign up after the assembly,” he said.
After watching the presentation, PHS student Keisha McCray said she was surprised to learn how much damage humans are doing to the planet through their use of fossil fuels.
“If we don’t stop this, we’re, like, all going to die, and I’m scared of that,” she said.
The ninth-grader vowed to do her part to help the environment by recycling and unplugging electronics when not using them.
”I would love to help the environment more,” she said.
Following the assembly, Stilwell and Kretser attended a meeting of the PHS Green Team, which formed four years ago after students from the school attended one of the Youth Climate Summits.
SOLAR-PANEL PLAN
In addition to spreading awareness about climate change, the alliance also provides schools with resources, including project ideas, leadership training and grants to support them in their efforts to implement green projects.
The Green Team at PHS has already made positive contributions to the planet by encouraging the district to replace the High School’s broken water fountains with ones that include a faucet for students to refill water bottles. The group also sells and gives away refillable bottles in an effort to deter people from buying bottled water and throwing the plastic vessels away.
The school now has several of the fountains throughout the building, one of which the Green Team raised money for and purchased itself, and others that the district agreed to invest in.
In addition, the group has begun composting at the school and encourages fellow students to recycle.
“Simple stuff just makes a difference,” said Connick Miller, a senior at PHS and president of the Green Team.
Miller added that the group is now focused on getting solar panels for their school.
“That’s one of our main goals this year,” he said.
Email Ashleigh Livingston: alivingston@pressrepublican.com

PaulH

I dunno… Many kids these days seem to have a good B.S detector. This kind of indoctrination may well backfire.
No pressure. 😉

Greg House

Guest post by Steve Goreham: “…But the fact that global surface temperatures have been naturally rising for the last 350 years as Earth recovered from the Little Ice Age, long before any significant human greenhouse gas emissions, is not mentioned.”
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Steve, please, tell me the global surface temperature for the year 1666 and how you know that. Thank you in advance.

Gary Pearse

I think ADULTS need new science curricula based on real science plus courses in ethics and logic.. We may need to send PhD;s from the last 20 years back for a year or two for science re-education to get asterisks removed from their degrees after this ideological science out break of CAGW if they want to publish in journals replacing Nature etc.

Gail Combs

And the kids who learn this crap are going to be real ticked-off when they find out not only were they spoonfed roting manure but the same@$$e$ also crippled their changes for a decent life.
Time to start pushing homeschooling!
Here are the other reasons to keep your kid out of public school:
No teacher, but every textbook, left behind.
The War On Kids
DRUGGING:

The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice: ADHD among American Schoolchildren, Evidence of Overdiagnosis and Overuse of Medication
Abstract:
The 700% increase in psychostimulant use that occurred in the 1990s justifies concern about potential overdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment of child behavior problems…
Over the last three decades the rate of drug treatment for behavior problems has increased exponentially, culminating in the prescription of ADHD drug treatment for at least 5 to 6 million American children annually…

How Public Schools Coerce Parents Into Giving Mind-Altering Drugs To Their Children
Gifted or ADD?
The Real Suicide Data from the TADS Study Comes to Light
ADHD: Ritalin – Brain damage, heart attacks, hallucinations & liver damage
Death from Ritalin: The Truth Behind ADHD
BRAINWASHING
Dumbing Down America

Destroying America from inside the classroom
…”My 14- year-old Daughter Pearl is a freshman at Ft. Myers High School and my 11-year-old daughter Lily is in 5th grade at Three Oaks Elementary. Here are some of the things they have relayed to me concerning what they have been learning in our public schools:
Lily said, “I would rather just shoot myself in the head because it would be a less painful death that to suffer and die from global warming.”….

Has our education system failed America’s children?

Looks like the “S” in USA is beginning to read as Soviet. You guys need to stop this idiocy in its tracks.

Greg House

Guest post by Steve Goreham: “The NGSS and Framework use the term “theory” many times. These documents refer to the Big Bang theory, Newton’s theory of gravity, the theory of plate tectonics, the atomic theory of matter, the germ theory of disease, Darwin’s theory of the evolution of the species, and the quantum theory of matter. But the recommendations never refer to man-made climate change as a theory. Man-made warming is to be taught as science fact.”
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Steve, below your article there is a reference to you as Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America. So, I visited you website and read your 10 Core Principles. Surprisingly, you do not dispute there that man-made warming is a science fact. You even do not dispute its “dangerous” character, surprisingly again. You could have easily inserted there a phrase like “we do not believe that man-made warming is a science fact”, but you did not. Instead, one can read this: “2. Science is rapidly evolving away from the view that humanity’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases’ are a cause of dangerous climate change” and this: “10. Since science and observation have failed to show that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming, it is premature…” [emphasis mine].
Could you comment on that, please? Thank you in advance.

Lil Fella from OZ

Even worse. A young man going to skills training sponsored by a Federal Government grant had to sit through the Al Gore DVD. Obviously part of the deal. Propaganda! That happened this week!!

gnomish

“…at the moment my daughters class ages 9, 10 and 11in her primary school are being taught about it in literacy by a brainwashed student teacher.
Its a difficult sitation because there is a lot I would like to say but my daughter is very shy and gets upset at the thought that I would create a scene. So I’m just making note’s…”
so it only hurts when you struggle?
how challenging is it to forecast the outcome, here?