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Scientists want climate change in young minds: Teachings to point to human causes
The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 16, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 01/16/2012 10:03:54 AM PST by Hunton Peck

Climate change subscribers say the fight against global warming will require younger soldiers.

On Monday, the National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit group that denounces intelligent design and supports an evolution-only curriculum in the classroom, will expand its mission. The organization of scientists, anthropologists and others is turning its attention to climate change, and it will mount an aggressive effort to teach the nation’s schoolchildren that climate change is real and is being driven by human activity.

“For 20 years, we’ve helped teachers cope with what we can only describe as societal or political problems in teaching evolution. They’re running into the same opposition in teaching climate change,” NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott said. “We worry, because of our experience with evolution, that basic science is going to be compromised as a result of this political and ideological opposition. Good science needs to be taught.”

Critics point out important distinctions between the defense of evolution and the promotion of climate change, since the latter carries more obvious and immediate policy implications. Alarmists call for broad federal policies to combat climate change, such as President Obama’s proposed “cap-and-trade” legislation, which is designed to limit carbon emissions. Although that measure is on hold, a law imposed by the European Union requires all airline companies to pay for their carbon emissions during flights in and out of Europe. Officials at the United Nations have even called for a global tax on carbon dioxide emissions.

Ms. Scott maintains that the NCSE won’t advocate for teachers to push liberal policy solutions to climate change, but others fear that students will be targets of political indoctrination.

“If you say it’s man-made, you must be implying some solutions. [Climate change] is taught to promote a particular political point of view, and that’s the problem,” said Kathleen...

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TOPICS: Education; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: climate; cooling; environmentalism; indoctrination; junkscience; schools; warming
Now they want religion to be taught in the classroom, so long as that religion is Government-Centered Gaiaism.
1 posted on 01/16/2012 10:04:03 AM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Get your kids out of the public schools. They are being fed bull$hit. We are in the Lysenko mode of “science” now.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 10:07:26 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Hunton Peck

This is the one to show kids.
http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/global_warming.html
It has a “next” page, and also a fun “global warming quiz”. Give kids this and they will be pretty immune to the hype, if they are the least bit inquisitive.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 10:09:44 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Same goes for nearly everything on science TV programs and magazines, they've always gotta slip global warming in somewhere. A TV program about Venus has always gotta talk about the content of CO2 in the Venus atmosphere, that why it's so hot and it's happening here on Earth, too (with the usual somber music). It's such crap. It's gotten to the point that if you say that you don't believe in global warming in mixed company, about half of the people will just look at you like you're crazy. Denying global warming is like denying that the sky is blue.
4 posted on 01/16/2012 10:17:58 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: beethovenfan

Here in mexifornia, the 2012 curriculum will teach fag studies to kids. Ain’t education grand? We have the highest dropout rate in the country and I’m not even sure that’s a bad thing nowadays considering what kids are being spoon-fed.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 10:19:18 AM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Hunton Peck

I have an idea: How about we teach kids that the perentage of CO2 in the earths atmosphere is only 0.04% which you can literally call zero point zero, and that liberals would have us believe that man can raise that level against a atmospheric mass of 5,000 Trillion metric tons which might as wll be infinity as far as human are concerned. I guess 5,000 trillion means nothing to liberals though as that’s how high they want the debt to go.


6 posted on 01/16/2012 10:23:30 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: Hunton Peck
From Steve Jones' classic book “Darwin’s Ghost,” page 249 … primarily about residents in England and Scotland.

“The great tropical factories of life and the rigors of the last ice age mean that the north is a new nation for all its inhabitants. As plants and animals followed the glaciers as they retreated they filled vast tracts of country. Many had no real need to change, because their new homes were no colder than those they had just left. Evolutionists often see the environment as rigid and life as flexible. The story of the ice shows that, quite often, the opposite is true, and that conditions change more rapidly than those who suffer them. Life is always on the lookout for somewhere more comfortable. It is much easier to migrate than to evolve. Northern roots lie in southern parts, and the inhabitants of half the world are testimony to a catastrophe of just ten thousand years ago.”

7 posted on 01/16/2012 10:30:29 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Hunton Peck


8 posted on 01/16/2012 10:31:19 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I was at a garden center a few years ago, contemplating the purchase of some shrub or tree that was rated for a slightly warmer zone than the one I live in. I said to the sales lady, “Well, maybe I’ll go ahead and get it and hope for global warming.” Her jaw dropped and she yelped “Shame on you!”

I had just committed blasphemy. I’m a lost soul...


9 posted on 01/16/2012 10:35:40 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

This is nothing new. Leftists have been indoctrinating our youth for years in the public schools.

This subject is the latest on the assembly line to be brainwashed into our youth.

Judges and school indoctrination gets there agenda forwarded over the rest of us.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 10:40:23 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Well, I’m freezin’ my butt in upstate NY. Global warming can’t come soon enough.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 10:46:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Hunton Peck

There’s this great, big, bad, scary thing that’s going to happen. But you can’t see it, feel it, smell it, or taste it. And I can’t prove it to you because you’re not a scientist and therefore you are too stupid to ever understand. And a lot of other scientists don’t believe it either because they are evil deniers. But its going to kill us all! Unless we stop it. And I can stop it. I really can! But you must give me all your money and obey my every command like a mindless mendicant.

You must trust me or you will die, die, die!!!!!!


12 posted on 01/16/2012 10:50:27 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Sacajaweau

I have heard Elders speak of something they called “Spring”, which they claimed is like a temporary global warming.

I wonder if they spake truthfully or if it was just a big steaming pile of legend.


13 posted on 01/16/2012 10:53:28 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

When I was a kid, they called this brainwashing.


14 posted on 01/16/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Thank you, Mr. Gore!


15 posted on 01/16/2012 11:06:12 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

“A TV program about Venus has always gotta talk about the content of CO2 in the Venus atmosphere, that why it’s so hot and it’s happening here on Earth, too (with the usual somber music).”

Yeah, the temperature on Venus has absolutely nothing to do with the thickness of the atmosphere. No such thing as PV=nRT anymore. Its funny, when they mention Venus, they never seem to mention that Mars atmosphere is 99% CO2...even more interesting and never mentioned about Mars, is that despite the fact that Mars atmosphere is 99% CO2, its measured temperature is almost identical to its theoretical black body temperature.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 11:07:38 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It's all for the Jugend!


17 posted on 01/16/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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The first time I heard ANYTHING on global warming, it was Hillary saying: This is all about getting young folks involved in politics at an early age.

When you control the schools, you control minds....probably first said by AH

18 posted on 01/16/2012 11:18:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Hunton Peck

Actually the Red Guards are a more fitting comparison.

19 posted on 01/16/2012 11:20:39 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: beethovenfan

newsflash, they get it in religious schools, too

the kids are being taught by the same knee-jerk liberal crowd that graduates from the teaching colleges

and many of the clergy are just as bad or worse

and ask Chris Christie and Newt about their beliefs about manmade global warming


20 posted on 01/16/2012 12:18:05 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Hunton Peck; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ApplegateRanch; Whenifhow; WL-law; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 01/16/2012 1:17:10 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They are not even pretending to be objective science any more.


22 posted on 01/16/2012 2:05:48 PM PST by Salman
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
It's gotten to the point that if you say that you don't believe in global warming in mixed company, about half of the people will just look at you like you're crazy. Denying global warming is like denying that the sky is blue.

Don't say that you don't believe in Global Warming. The globe DID warm in the 1990s, by a degree or two, and you can acknowledge that. What you DO need to say is that you believe that the climate does change, that it has changed many times over the past hundred millions years or so, but there is absolutely NO evidence that humans have anything to do with it. So any taxpayer money spent by the government to affect climate change is wasted, because nothing we do will have any effect at all.

23 posted on 01/16/2012 8:24:17 PM PST by SuziQ
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