Getting them Young: Climate Educators Create a Game for 12 Year Olds

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate change crusaders are concerned that at 16 years old, the age Climate is officially introduced to the Australian school curriculum, too many kids are proving intractable, holding onto skeptical views about climate change. Their solution – start applying pressure when the kids are younger and less able to resist…

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It’s All Over For UK Science: University Professors Afraid To Teach Controversial Subjects For Fear Of Being Sacked

Date: 01/07/17 Harry Yorke, The Daily Telegraph Students are now so powerful that university professors are afraid to teach controversial subjects for fear of being sacked, an academic conference was told on Thursday Professor Dennis Hayes, a co-founder of “Academics for Academic Freedom” said that universities were now ruled by a “culture of censorious quietude”…

NCSE Previews Their Nakedly Partisan Climate Primer

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The National Center for Science Education has in my opinion betrayed the scientific principles they claim to defend, by suggesting in its global warming primer that climate models are reliable, and by claiming the serially debunked Mann hockey stick graph is credible. … Q: Still, shouldn’t there be some explanation…

A child riding the Triceratops statue at the Creation Museum, run by Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham

Academic Freedom, Climate Change and Creationism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Vice reports that some US States are using new academic freedom initiatives, designed to prevent climate indoctrination, to add courses about creationism to mainstream school syllabuses. The question – who has the right to decide what lessons children learn? CLIMATE DENIAL IN SCHOOLS A new wave of state bills could…

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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,…

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…