Climate radicals bullying West Virginia School Board

Will you take a moment to help the students of West Virginia?

On Wednesday, the West Virginia Board of Education will consider minor amendments to the state’s new science curriculum which would open consideration of global warming to natural as well as any human effect on the climate.

For instance, the revised standards would take a discussion topic about temperature “rise” during the 20th century and add the words “and fall.”  Anyone who looks at the data knows that there was a substantial drop in temperature preceding the later rise that doesn’t fit the climate narrative.  Those who follow the issue closely are aware that people who want to exaggerate global warming start from that period of below average cool.  More at the Daily Caller.

Students deserve to learn from all the facts and are smart enough to weigh alternative explanations.  This is the true essence of scientific learning.

The usual suspects, however, are up in arms.

Left-leaning blogs are on the attack against this commonsense curriculum.  Global warming pressure groups have mobilized their followers to deluge the Board with email comments in advance of the meeting.  They hope to intimidate the West Virginia School Board and send a chilling message to officials in every state.

Will you take just a moment to share your thoughts in an email to the Board?

It is important that the Board of Education know that the global warming campaigners they have been hearing from do not represent mainstream opinion in the U.S. or in West Virginia.

They need to know that the unbiased data show climate science to be anything but “settled” and that their students deserve the right to critically evaluate all of the available facts.

CFACT emailed the Board and you can read our short comment below.

Please email your comment about West Virginia’s climate curriculum today to the Boards’ secretary:  Virginia Harris.  

If global warming campaigners were genuinely confident in their position, they would welcome evaluation of the facts rather than constantly try to stifle it.

West Virginia must do its part to protect and foster the right of its students to question and learn from all of the available facts.

The Board owes every child an open-minded education free of indoctrination.

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Tell the West Virginia School Board
that climate science is not settled!

Submit your comment to WV School Board Secretary

Virginia Harris [email protected]

Here’s what CFACT sent in:

Subject line:

Students deserve all the facts about climate

Email:

The Board of Education should adopt the extremely minor proposed changes to its climate curriculum to permit students to actively explore all the theories and facts pertaining to the many serious ongoing questions about the climate.

Over the last 18 years climate computer models have consistently projected a warmer world than scientific observations record. Global warming has not occurred as projected during the entire lifetime of today’s school children.

“Climate change” is a highly contentious and hotly debated matter. Scientific data shows nothing extreme about recent weather, sea level, fires, droughts, floods and many other climate-related phenomena, all of which are occurring within historic norms. Nonetheless, exaggerated claims of extreme weather are now routine.

Claims of an overwhelming scientific global warming consensus have been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked.

The discussion is far from over. The true mind of science remains open to new data and alternative explanations. Whether and how much of the approximately 1/2 degree C of warming which occurred in the latter half of the 20th century is due to human industry has not been conclusively established. Neither have any of the incredibly expensive “solutions” proposed to address any global warming been shown to be meaningfully effective or worth their tremendous cost.

The Board owes every child an open-minded education free of indoctrination.

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  • Dorian

    Obviously this Board of Education are completely lost. What are they referring to when they say temperature rise in the 20th century? Excuse me! From 1900 to circa 1935 there was a temperature rise, then from 1935 to about 1977 there was no temperature rise, then from 1977 to about 1997 there was a temperature, and since 1997 till now, that is for all of the 21st century there has been no temperature. Do the math Board of Education, 35 plus 20 years is 55 years of temperature rises against 45 years of now temperature rises, including falls in temperature. Hardly a significant trend to label the 20th century as a warming century. But we can label the 21st century as completely a cooling century, because from year 2000, it has been cooling, completely!

    The kids are already learning enough rubbish in schools and are going to university already under prepared. Don’t forget also, that there is not a single child alive, in fact, not single adolescent alive today, that has experienced global warming in their lives. In fact every single child on the face of the planet under the age of 16 has experienced global cooling!

    If you want to teach the kids anything, teach them how to stay warm during the next ice age. Teach kids how to start fires with wood, how to keep coal burning, how to use gas safely, and how, when desperate, to turn a tank of gasoline and kerosene into a huge heating lantern! Solar panels are not going to warm you, neither are wind turbines.

    The world is now cooling! Time to come out of the 20th century and join the fun we are going to have in the 21st century, how does ice skating on the Mississippi sound to you? Explain that to your students when you’re in your bathing suit while it is 50 below outside!

    What nonsense! If you’re a student from West Virginia and you are reading this, next time you go to school ask your teach why has it been getting colder this ENTIRE century? Ask your teacher, if all the glaciers start coming down from Canada and cover all of Canada and 2/3’s of the USA, where are all the Canadians going to live? Will all the global warming supporters open their doors for those poor freezing Canucks? (Note: before inviting a Canadian in, make sure they’re not a Maple Leaf support, the last thing you want is one of those in your home during a NHL season….sheeesh, Leaf fans, oh brother!)

    Who cares about the last century, its this century we need to worry about!

    • Hope you emailed your comment to the Board.

    • hermmays

      “Including 2013, 9 of the 10 warmest years in the 134-year period of record have occurred in the 21st century. Only one year during the 20th century—1998—was warmer than 2013.” http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2013/13

    • hermmays

      “The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the year-to-date (January–November) was 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.2°F), the warmest such period on record.” http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/

    • Ray Tort

      For millions of years CO2 increased about 800 years AFTER the earth warmed but not before (IPCC AR4).

      While CO2 increased from 255 ppm to 400 ppm (57%) in the last 8,000 years, global temperature dropped 1.5C.

      While CO2 has steadily increased since 1879, global temperature DECREASED in the periods from 1879 to 1912, 1944 to 1976 and from 1998 to now corresponding to the 60 year Jupiter / Saturn Tri-Synodic cycle.

      Since 1996 CO2 increased 10% while average global temperature has not changed.

      The CO2 around the Big Island increases in the Fall AFTER the ocean warms and decreases in spring AFTER the ocean cools.

      • Dano2

        False, misleading, false, false. misleading and false.

        Best,

        D

  • Ray Tort

    My letter:

    A. Students should be taught the hypothesis of how CO2 is supposed to warm the earth.

    B. Students should be taught the steps of the scientific method and how the failure of even one experiment is sufficient to declare that a hypothesis is invalid.

    C. Students should be taught how the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) hypothesis can be tested.

    D. Students should be taught the importance of model based predictions.

    E. Students should be taught that there are a three important global temperature databases.

    F. Students should be taught that the surface station global temperature database is sparse and biased due to the Urban Heat Island effect and is not really used anymore.

    G. Students should be shown how 114 imulations of 37 CMIP models failed to predict satellite observed temperatures since 1979.

    H. Students should be taught that Outgoing Long Wave Infrared Radiation (OLWIR) is increasing, not decreasing as predicted by the CAGW hypothesis

    I. Students should be taught that the moisture holding capacity of the atmosphere and the intensity of hydrological cycles has decreased since 1957, not increased as predicted by the CAGW hypothesis

    J. Students should be taught that on every time scale from seasonal to multi-millennial CO2 increases after the oceans and earth warm, never before. Students may be provided the following examples.

    1. CO2 increases around the Big Island in the Fall after the ocean warms and cools in the Spring after the ocean cools.

    2. Global temperature varies in 61.5 year cycle
    corresponding to the Jupiter / Saturn Synodic Cycle.

    3. It warmed from 1849 to 1979, cooled until 1912, warmed until 1943, cooled until 1974, warmed until 2002 and has slightly cooled since
    then while CO2 increased 34%.

    4. It was warmer than now 1, 2, 3.5 and 8,000 years ago.

    5. In the last 8,000 years CO2 increased 57 % while Global temperature decreased 1.5C.

    6. For longer time periods CO2 increases about 800 years after the earth warms.

    It might be pointed out that ocean acidity varies cyclically and is about the same as it was 100 years ago, or that recently, too much ice in the Russia Arctic prevented polar bears from getting to the open ocean to get their food supply. Polar bears survive quite well in ice free Arctic
    winters.

  • Dano2

    Actually, the increase in temperatures HAS occurred as projected.

    Best,

    D

  • arationofreason

    Since when does a school board decide what is , and limit what constitutes free speech?