Efforts to Derail Global Warming Curriculum Bound to Fail

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Efforts to Derail Global Warming Curriculum Bound to Fail

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:00am

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By Carol Pierson Holding 

Last week, someone posing as a Heartland Institute board member persuaded  a staff member to send him a “new email” board package, which he then released to environmental activist websites. The package contained descriptions of Heartland’s intention to develop curriculum for K-12 children that would recast current teachings on global warming as a scientific controversy.

This change in basic science curriculum is surely as doomed to failure as the challenge to teaching evolution. Already, a group of climate scientists has urged Heartland to “recognize how its attacks on science and scientists have helped poison the debate over climate change policy.” But it is interesting to consider what might happen if such a change were instituted. How vulnerable are children to misinformation about the environment? Do they even care?

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Keywords: Environment | Children | Nature | Youth | climate change

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