Climate Central is a major operation, with a budget estimated at about $5 million a year and a listed staff of 36 people. As a non-profit it is funded lavishly by a combination of left-wing Foundations and Federal agencies, but science has left the building.
Teaching sound climate science is often prevented by "gatekeepers." Time to break through.
Today's climate models are like video games, fun to play with but not to be taken seriously.
What is rather amazing is that the NGSS standard for middle school climate science actually fits skepticism very well.
The Web is loaded with alarmist material but there is almost nothing from the skeptics. Here's what good classroom materials might look like.
The New York Times has published a bunch of testimonials from secondary school teachers who are intent on teaching alarmism instead of science.
Given the pressures, it is impressive that teachers want to teach the entire climate debate.
Celebrate women by taking political prisoners?
CFACT advisor H. Sterling Burnett writes the weekly climate column for The Heartland Institute -- a CFACT partner in addressing environmental education issues (such as our joint battle in West Virginia). Noting the call in the Huffington Post for even more propaganda, he warns Americans that the battle for the minds of our future generations is more intense than ever.
Frightening children with doomsday scenarios is just plain wrong, but that is exactly what the environmental extremists are doing in public school classrooms.
Students deserve to learn from all the facts and are smart enough to weigh alternative explanations. This is the true essence of scientific learning.
So what should children be taught? Well, how about both sides for starters.
. In addition to discovering that only slightly more than half had found full-time jobs, Roska and Arum found that student “lack of awareness of current events … was startling.” Thirty-two percent reported “that they read a newspaper only monthly or never.”