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Yale University Closes Climate Change Institute

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t James Delingpole; Yale University has announced the closure of its Climate Change Institute. All funding will be cut by the end of June. After a University decision to cut all its funding, Yale’s Climate & Energy Institute will close by the end of June. The loss of the institute,…

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How German schools take climate change “seriously”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Washington Post thinks Americans don’t take Climate Change seriously enough. Opinion columnist Catherine Rampell thinks we should look to the example of how German teachers educate children about Climate Change. Take Emmy-Noether-Schule, an 800-student secondary school in east Berlin I visited recently. Educators there consider climate change so pressing…

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Climate Youth–The Next Generation Science Standards

 Guest Opinion by James Sawhill – The Next Generation Science Standards provide two new science areas that teachers are to present, students are to learn, and for which K-12 US schools will be held accountable – Weather and Climate and Earth and Human Activity Recently, Jim Steele posted a piece here relating to A Framework…

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Improving Climate Literacy: ‘Temperature Homogenization Activity’

Guest essay by Jim Steele In 2012 the National Academies of Science published A Framework For K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Although the framework often characterizes climate change as a negative and disruptive phenomenon, the framework clearly states students need to understand all the factors causing climate change writing, “Natural factors…