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Climate Heating Up in the Classroom

January 20, 2012  |  permalink


Remember when chit-chatting about the weather was the safest form of water-cooler talk? Now it’s the latest issue to hit the wall of religious controversy.
According to Michael Mechanic’s coverage at Mother Jones, the Heartland Institute, a Koch-backed conservative group that alleges climate change is a hoax, sends its “educational” materials to public school teachers.

In an interview with Chris Mooney on Point of Inquiry, the Center for Inquiry’s weekly podcast, Eugenie Scott described how a multitude of think tanks and individuals are pushing such materials at the local level.

The National Center for Science Education, which is also monitoring the New Hampshire anti-evolution bills, is ramping up a campaign to respond to these attacks.

The Book
The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

About the Author
author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart has written for The New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Guardian. She lives in New York City. Contact her. More →

 


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