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.