My son spent his first few years of school in the nearest public school, and a number of
reasons led us to educate him at home for the 3rd through 12th grades. One factor
in our decision was the leftist propaganda that he was being taught, including the idea that
he could "save the earth" by picking up litter in his spare time and avoiding the use of
styrofoam. That was only a small part of it, of course, and we figured the
politically correct nonsense was bound to get worse – with later grades learning
only the humanist side of evolution, environmentalism, animal rights, and birth
control – and there was no point in sending him to school every day only to
un-teach him at night, so we pulled him out of the public school system.
This page is about the specific issue of environmentalism in American schools. It is my
goal to provide enough anecdotal evidence to show that the schools are being used as more to
indoctrinate kids than to give them the ability to make wise decisions and sort out truth from
This is a spin-off from the page about Liberalism
and Political Correctness in schools. You may also find interesting material on my
page(s) about Environmentalism.
Poorly-educated snowflakes worry themselves sick over the weather:
Minnesotans with 'climate grief' are feeling anxiety — and taking action. In 2017, the American
Psychological Association recognized the complex mental health burden in people who have experienced losses from natural
disasters associated with climate change. It also found evidence that the warming planet is churning up an emotional
stew of anxiety, depression and pervasive dread. Young people, in particular, seem susceptible to the psychological toll
from the steady stream of bleak scientific studies and reports of melting glaciers, rising seas and extreme weather events.
Trillion Reasons Why the Kids' Climate Strike Is Dishonest, Stupid, Pointless. Around the world, thousands of
children have skipped school for the day on the feeble pretext that they are somehow doing something to help save the
planet. This is, of course, nonsense. At best they're just regurgitating the lies, fake news and junk
science which have been brainwashed into their pretty little heads by their teachers. At worst they're just being
exploited as useful idiots by the hard left.
Climate Strike: Students Push Green Communism. Tomorrow [3/15/2019], thousands of students across the
United States will stage a massive walkout from their schools in the name of human-caused global warming. The name of
the protest is the U.S. Youth Climate Strike. The roots of this young green and red communism start with socialist
radicals in Europe. Most rational adults know that the climate change farce is just a load of [nonsense]. It's
called 'weather'. Even the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, says it is a load of [nonsense]. There are many
credible scientists who disparage it as well. The environmental Marxists have gotten their hands on our children and we
have allowed it to happen. They may claim to be 'green' in nature, but scratch the surface just a little and you will
see they are 'red' to the core. As in communism.
Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.. Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) daughter is
leading a national movement of students seeking to ditch class on Friday [3/15/2019] to participate in a worldwide climate
change protest. Omar's daughter, Isra Hirsi, 16, of Minneapolis, is spearheading the nationwide youth climate strike
protests across the U.S. in nearly 50 states and Washington, DC., along with co-organizers Alexandria Villasenor, 13, of New
York, and Haven Coleman, 12, of Denver.
Gore-led group encourages students to ditch school for climate change. More than a dozen progressive advocacy groups,
including one headed by former Vice President Al Gore, are encouraging students to skip school Friday [3/15/2019] in the name of climate
change. The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by Mr. Gore, has thrown its support behind the Youth Climate Strike,
a one-day walk-out aimed at drumming up support for "radical legislative action," including the Green New Deal. "They've had
enough. And no wonder — it's their future on the line. So if adults aren't going to act on their own, young people
will make them," said Climate Reality Project in a Tuesday statement.
Bad People. Children across Europe have been going on "climate strikes" in an attempt force capitulation to the
"green agenda" by adults. Truth be told, it doesn't get much easier than convincing school kids to skip class, whatever
the cause, especially when teachers and school administrators grant permission. These "strikes" are coming to the
United States. Organizers have thrust children to the front, with four of them writing in an op-ed announcing their
plans, "We strike because our world leaders haven't acknowledged, prioritized, or properly addressed the climate crisis.
senators challenge funding for global warming education program. Four Republican senators called Wednesday
[6/20/2018] for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science
and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to report on global
warming. The four senators called for the foundation's inspector general to investigate the $4 million program to
increase climate reporting by meteorologists, saying it "is not science — it is propagandizing."
Change Nut Jobs Want Your Pets Dead To Save The Planet. Some global warming fanatic at UCLA has come up with a
report claiming our pets are part of the problem when it comes to climate change and we are going to have to make 'tough choices'.
It's no choice at all... our pets stay. At issue is the food you feed your fur-kids and then what comes out of them when they
go potty. This is idiotic. If these loons got their way, all animals would be killed off so Mother Earth could be at
ease. Animals are a huge part of what makes Earth inhabitable. But you can't talk sense to a moron.
Why kids can't
think. Even though manipulated computer models and predictions of global warming/climate change have been
demonstrated to be completely inaccurate, children are taught almost from the womb that the science is settled and anyone who
questions the agenda is stupid and shouldn't be listened to. No wonder they don't ask any questions.
Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By 'Climate Deniers'. [Scroll down] The best way to get adults to
act like environmentalists is by brainwashing their children, according to research published by Oregon State
University. Talking to kids about global warming caused their parents to use less energy and act more like
environmentalists. The research was run on was run on 30 Girl Scout troops in northern California and had a "lasting
impact on family energy consumption" for at least eight months after the end of the program. Based on the study's
success, the researchers are now disseminating the curriculum to Girl Scout leaders around the country and attempting to
adapt it to other groups of kids, including schools and youth-focused organizations such as 4-H with the help of other
universities, such as Stanford. The research was financially supported by government grants.
Climate Change Science Degree at LSC to Tackle Global Problem. A new Bachelor of Science degree in Climate
Change Science at Lyndon State College, to be launched this fall, will give students skills to confront the pervasive
problems caused by global climate issues. As the impacts of global warming grow and intensify, LSC is addressing a
crucial need for trained professionals to find solutions to climate change challenges.
The Editor says...
If you believe "the impacts of global warming" are growing and intensifying, please tell me what those impacts are, since there
hasn't been any global warming for the last 20 years. And how do you suppose you'll make a living solving a problem that
does not exist? Sounds like a government job.
Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming. Oakland schools partnered with the environmental
group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly. FOE gave kids a
lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are "unsustainable for our planet." The new menu features far less meat and
more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from "pastured, organic dairy cows." The student's
lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas.
The Editor says...
Remember this, kids: If you eat meat, you'll cause global warming and ruin the earth.
Youth in Washington
state sue government over climate change. Eight children asked a state judge on Tuesday [11/22/2016] to find Washington in
contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change. The petitioners
asked the judge to require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions. The state
argued that it has complied with the court's prior orders and there's no basis for finding the Department of Ecology in contempt.
The Editor says...
Examination of the facts in this case will show that the students have suffered no actual damages. They perceive (incorrectly)
there is a possibility and perhaps even a likelihood of future trouble as a result of "climate change." But there has
been no abnormal climate change, and there are no tanglible recently-erupted problems that can be uniquely blamed on the climate.
When people complain about frivolous lawsuits, this is what they're talking about.
University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research. A global warming research center at
the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn't perform, an
investigation by The Daily Mail revealed. The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change
Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did. Many papers
CCCEP claimed to have published to get government money weren't about global warming, were written before the organization
was even founded, or were written by researchers unaffiliated with CCCEP.
Spends $10.8 Million for Teacher Training on 'Environmental Education'. The Environmental Protection Agency is spending over
$10 million in taxpayer dollars for a five-year program to train teachers to "deliver high-quality environmental education in formal
and non-formal education settings." "Environmental educators help learners of all ages understand and value the ecosystems around
them," said U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "The teacher training program gives educators access to the best classroom and
out-of-classroom materials and professional development opportunities, focused on using the environment as a platform for learning
science, technology, engineering and math skills to improve decision-making."
'Climate Change' To "Destroy Beautiful Sunsets. From the press release about this taxpayer funded program[:]
"Some students take photos of beautiful things such as sunsets or waterways and then write about how it could be lost or
destroyed because of climate change."
More Sunsets. Adults aren't falling for climate change hysteria, so warmy alarmists are now appealing to their
base: pre-teen children.
change gloom lessons for kids. Doomsday climate change lessons are being taught to children as young as eight
who are concluding that human activity threatens to destroy beautiful sunsets and waterways.
official wants answers on whether climate professors are 'indoctrinating' students. The University of Colorado
professors who shut down climate change debate in class have landed on the radar of a top school official, who says he wants
to make sure students are being "educated, not indoctrinated." John Carson, a member of the University of Colorado Board
of Regents, said he plans to make inquires Thursday [9/1/2016] about an email from three University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
professors who advised students to drop the class if they dispute climate change. "I have a lot of questions after
reading this reported email sent to students," Mr. Carson told The Washington Times. "We should be encouraging
debate and dialogue at the university, not discouraging or forbidding it. Students deserve more respect than this.
They come to the university to be educated, not indoctrinated."
advise students to drop class if they question climate change. The professors, who are team-teaching the fall
online course Medical Humanities in the Digital Age, issued the memo after some students expressed concerns about the first
online lecture on climate change, according to the College Fix, which obtained a copy of the email. "The point of
departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring," the
professors said. "We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the 'other side' of the
climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course."
Professors tell students: Drop class if you
dispute man-made climate change. Three professors co-teaching an online course called "Medical Humanities in
the Digital Age" at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate
change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course. "The point of departure for
this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not,
at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the 'other side' of the climate change debate be taught or discussed
in this course," states the email, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a student in the course.
Kids are "brainwashed" into Worrying About Climate Change. I have seen plenty of examples of children repeating
harmful social conditioning — nonsense about not defending yourself against bullies, and of course, lessons about
the alleged dangers of "climate change" — saying things like "if you drop any plastic on the ground the animals
will die, it has to all go in the recycling". For parents, trying to undo this damage is a nightmare. If they push
too far, and their child starts disagreeing in public with what is being taught, the child just receives more bullying to
conform. But doing nothing is also not an option. The people who traumatise our children also publicly wonder why
so many turn to drugs. It should be obvious. I mean, if authority figures convince a child the world is about to
end, that it is all their parent's fault, that there is nothing they can do to avoid a horrible death, what do you say to
those same children, to convince them to do their homework? Not every teacher is participating in this harmful
brainwashing — according to a recent study, many teachers are courageously risking their careers and livelihoods
to try to lead the children in their charge towards a more balanced view of the world.
Science Teachers Giving Unbalanced Education on
Climate Change. A nationwide survey of 1,500 U.S. middle and high school science teachers, conducted by the National Center for Science Education and published in the
February 12 issue of Science, found half of the teachers who discuss climate change in the classroom ignore evidence of the role of natural factors. [...] Jane Shaw,
former president and current board member of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, says the study's authors are the ones getting the science wrong. "The
survey's authors assume humans 'are causing' climate change, as though that were the only cause," said Shaw. "That assumption is not scientific at all. Humans may be
contributing, but [they are] exclusively causing it? That's ridiculous." Shaw says teachers should teach the truth, not worry about sending mixed messages. "Equally
bad is the claim teachers should shave the truth in order to avoid sending 'mixed messages' to middle school and high school students," said Shaw. "Telling the truth is bad
because it sends 'mixed messages?' That's a horrifying claim."
Climate Propaganda in Public Education: Marx and Engels Would Be Proud. The founders of "public" schooling in America, working even
before the 1848 release of the Communist Manifesto, knew precisely why they wanted to replace the private, locally controlled, mostly church-run schools
that dominated education in America with government-run schools: to "socialize" American youth, that is, to make them fit to function as
unquestioning cogs in the socialist machine. In keeping with this tradition, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced a bill to "authorize
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Climate Change Education Program." The bill asserts as grounds for creating
this program that Congress "finds" six things, each of which is open to significant debate as to its fact or its significance: [For example,]
"the evidence for human-induced climate change is overwhelming and undeniable" — Implicit in these seemingly innocuous words, but made clear by some
that follow, is the assumption that the human-induced climate change for which the evidence is "overwhelming and undeniable" is reasonable grounds for
"fear" and a "sense of helplessness" and that its "impact on the environment" must be "reduce[d]."
Nature Needs Seats At UN And 'Crimes Against Biodiversity'. The best way to fix global warming is to punish
"crimes against biodiverstiy," and give 25 seats at the United Nations (U.N.) to nature, according to an academic article
published Thursday [6/30/2016]. The article, written by Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel, professors who study
international relations and gender studies respectively, concludes massively empowering the U.N. is the best way to slow
The Editor says...
The best way to "slow global warming" is to do nothing, inasmuch as global warming has already slowed or stopped, all by itself.
at School. [Scroll down] Maryland was ahead of the curve when, in 2011, it was the first state under
Common Core to require something called 'environmental literacy' in order to graduate from high school. The Next
Generation Science Standards (NGSS) approved by the Kentucky Board of Education (BOE), and likely to be adopted in many other
states, revolutionizes the classroom landscape for millions of students. Like Common Core it recommends that educators
identify global warming as a core concept and stress the relationship between global warming and human activity. That
is ironic because the consensus is that there has been no global warming for (aside from the current short-term rise driven
by a super-El Niño this year). Nevertheless, many textbook publishers are incorporating NGSS standards that insist
unabated global warming is accelerating and is unquestionably caused by human CO2 emissions.
Tells Students Why SecState in Age of Terrorism is Focused on the Oceans. Secretary of State John Kerry told
high school students on Wednesday [6/1/2016] that "your parents' money is going to pay for the harder impact of storms that
we're suffering — much more damage than ever before as a result of the intensity of the storms that we suffer because of
climate change." Speaking to students at Montgomery Blair H.S. in Silver Spring, Maryland on Wednesday [6/1/2016], Kerry also
answered his own question — "Why is the Secretary of State of the United States of America, in an age where we have
terrorism and we have several wars going on at the same time — why are we focused on the oceans, and what does that
have to do with my life every single day?" — by telling the youngsters that "the oceans are essential to your life."
Chief's Message to Graduates: Don't Vote for Climate-Change Deniers. After receiving an honorary
doctorate of laws from the university, Ban told the crowd that April marked the seventh straight month of the "hottest global
temperatures on record," and he said students must help bring the Paris climate agreement to life: "Don't vote for
politicians who deny the problem," he said. "Don't buy products that aren't sustainable. And for heaven's sake,
turn off the lights!"
Divests From Fossil Fuel Industry That 'Perpetuates Injustice'. The winters are cold in Amherst, Massachusetts,
where the state university relies on a modern central heating plant that burns natural gas most of the time, switching to
fuel oil when gas is not available. But no matter. Now that spring is here, the heat is coming from students who
are horrified at the university's financial investments in fossil fuels. Following protests (and student arrests) last
month, the UMass System announced on Wednesday [5/25/2016] that it is the first major public university in the United States
to fully divest from the fossil fuel industry.
public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change. The Portland Public Schools board voted last
week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution
passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not
occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it.
is Forbidden: Portland Crackpots Ban 'Climate Change-Denying' Material in Schools. The science is
settled, so we must eliminate anything that questions the junk science! [...] We're wondering if in this school's health
class they're teaching about the undeniable science that boys are boys and girls are girls?
school board bans climate change-denying materials. In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland
Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in
schools. "It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency
of the crisis," said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. "Climate education is not a niche or
a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world." The resolution
passed Tuesday evening [5/17/2016] calls for the school district to get rid of textbooks or other materials that cast doubt
on whether climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible. The resolution also
directs the superintendent and staff to develop an implementation plan for "curriculum and educational opportunities that
address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools."
Bill Nye Is A Huckster.
Bill Nye fashions himself a voice of rational thought and scientific inquiry. His shtick has gotten him into classrooms
and on an endless loop of evangelizing TV appearances. Yet nearly every time he speaks these days, Nye diminishes
genuine science by resorting to scaremonger-y nuggets of easily dismissible ideologically-motivated nonsense.
Science Teachers Not Stampeded into Climate Alarmism. It seems a national teacher survey of 1,500 middle and
high school science teachers, representing all 50 states, conducted by the National Center for Science Education and
published in the journal Science, found just half of teachers discussing climate change in the classroom have drunk
the alarmists' Kool-Aid and are brainwashing students to believe humans are causing catastrophic climate change.
Approximately 75 percent of science teachers reported they discuss global warming in the classroom, typically for less than
an hour or two over the course of an academic year. Of those who do, just over half push the alarmists' line that 97 percent
of scientists have determined human fossil fuel use is causing catastrophic climate change. About 30 percent of science
teachers who discuss climate change say humans may be partly to blame, but natural factors also play a role. Approximately
10 percent of science teachers deny humans play any role in climate change, and about 5 percent of those who discuss
climate change in the classroom don't discuss causes at all.
on the Obama Years. [Scroll down] College professors who challenge the concept of manmade global warming put their
careers at risk. Recall the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee who initiated an "investigation" of climate
scientists and professors, and expressed contrarian views by sending letters of inquiry to their respective university presidents.
Likewise, politicians who question the (often subjective) science become the targets of hostile media types. When inappropriate
data manipulation by climate scientists is exposed, the story dies. And the president of the United States is fond of ostracizing
those who challenge the science or one of his regulatory remedies. [...] Suffice to say that climate politics is a perfect vehicle for
the anti-growth, limited-horizon policies of the left. After all, slower growth necessarily follows unilateral disarmament on
Boss Urges School Kids to "Bug" Parents on Green Agenda. In a new propaganda talk presented in classrooms
across America, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Gina McCarthy (shown) urged school children to become part of the
"climate solution," take a government "pledge," and even "bug" their families to jump on the Obama administration's "green"
bandwagon. If those students enjoy math and numbers, the top environmental bureaucrat said she wants them to go work for the
EPA — so they can help calculate the "carbon footprint" of Americans. "We have lots of people working here that do
that type of work," McCarthy explained. The bizarre EPA climate propaganda in the classroom meshes well with Education Secretary
Arne Duncan's repeated pledges to transform American school children into "green" and "global" citizens ready for "green jobs" in the
new, "sustainable" world order. Critics of McCarthy's antics, however, were not amused, with one equating the EPA intrusion to
Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin's tactics.
Alabama will require students to learn about
evolution, climate change. Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation
and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is
changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And
teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time the state set science standards in 2005.
A characteristic craving of academics, more important than even sex, is lust for money and status.
The two are interchangeable in the academic world, at least in the part of the academic world ruled
by research grants. Academics deeply feel that their importance is undervalued, a condition that
makes them easily manipulated by money and attention, and deeply subservient to the authorities that
dispense those commodities. Since nowadays almost all the money comes from the government, academics
are not interested in criticizing the government and most especially are not interested in criticizing the
agencies that allocate the money. [...] Professors in climate change disciplines toe the party line on global
warming catastrophism, not because they suffer from any pathology, but because it is a professional obligation.
Global warming theory brings billions of dollars a year to academia. So it is something very serious.
The scientific societies, being similar to labor unions, enthusiastically support this theory that provides a
generous flow of cash.
Core nightmare in science: Climate change indoctrination hits 13 states. Several U.S.
states are noticing a troubling thread in Common Core science lessons: an attempt to convince students
that climate change is real. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have now signed on
to Common Core's Next Generation of Science Standards, according to Fox News. And tucked inside
the new guidelines is global warming-speak with definitive ties to the U.S. government.
using their feet to power their school. Step by step, students at an Indiana high
school are helping power their building just by walking. Special tiles along the hallway floor
convert the kinetic energy of the youngsters' footfalls into a sustainable energy source.
The Editor says...
It might be a "sustainable" energy source, as long as the kids are walking up and down the hallways.
What happens when they're all in class, as they should be? Do the lights go out?
Tells Kids to Avoid Baths and Asks Them to Check Toilets for Leaks. Parents across
America who struggle to keep their young rambunctious kids clean now have a new obstacle: the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of its effort to help save the planet from the
dangers of taking too many baths, the EPA's WaterSense program is trying to convince kids they
should avoid bathtubs in favor of showers, which it says is a far more efficient use of water.
Obsession With 'Sustainability' Is Unsustainable. The sustainability movement on
college campuses across the country is not merely the work of a bunch of wacky students doing the
harmless things that kids grow out of. It "distorts college curricula and cuts off free inquiry on
important questions," said a new study from the National Association of Scholars. Sustainability:
Higher Education's New Fundamentalism begins with the explanation, "'Sustainability' is a key idea on
college campuses in the United States and the rest of the Western world." And while it might seem
like "just a new name for environmentalism," it "really marks out a new and larger ideological territory in
which curtailing economic, political and intellectual liberty is the price that must be paid now to ensure
the welfare of future generations."
Now to Indoctrinate School Kids in Global Warming. Wyoming may become the first state
to force global warming on kids as part of a state enforced grade school curriculum. Worse, it is a
Republican Governor who is signing the bill. In fact, the bill Republican Governor Matt Mead just
signed a bill that re-instates the Common Core-styled state education standards that are falling out
of favor everywhere else in the country. The re-instated standards maintain that global warming
is real and caused by human activity.
School Books Attacked by Lobbying Group. Environmental lobbyists are trying to censor
the portrayal of climate science in textbooks being considered for adoption by the Texas Board of
Education. The TBOE is in the midst of approving new social studies textbooks for the first time
in 12 years. The books could be used in schools for more than a decade. As Texas is a huge market
for textbook publishers, when the TBOE adopts a textbook, many school districts across the nation follow. [...] For
instance, one proposed textbook states, "Some scientists say it is natural for the Earth's temperature to be higher
for a few years," and, "They predict we'll have some cooler years and things will even out." The NCSE says it
knows of no publishing climate scientist who holds that view.
real sea change should occur on campus. Recently, several liberal professors visited
Gov. Rick Scott to brief him on the "closed" science of global warming. Never mind that many
scientists will tell you that science is never closed or settled. These professors — like many in
the media, academia and in Hollywood — will continue to scream the sky is falling until they force
more polluters out of business and cause the loss of more American jobs. Should you be one of
those scientists who dares to question global warming, you stand the chance — like Galileo and
Copernicus when they went against the settled science of the Church and were branded heretics — of
paying a price that could range from ridicule and censorship to the loss of your career.
chief: Teach climate change in schools. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy said students
should be taught the science behind climate change in schools. "I think part of the challenge of explaining climate change
is that it requires a level of science and a level of forward thinking and you've got to teach that to kids," McCarthy said in
an interview with the magazine Irish American published Friday [8/8/2014].
Schools Targeted with Mythical Alarmist 'Consensus' Program. The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is
a nonprofit group described as a watchdog over the education of the nation's children. [...] NCSE's supporters see it as an
organization that protects science from the attack of ignorant, religious, countrified yahoos and bumpkins. Its
detractors see it as a campaign to stifle the free and open debate that is critical to a free society and that is a
necessary condition for scientific progress. Critics believe that, by seeking to put a lid on scientific
controversies, NCSE actually serves as an impediment to science education — such that many school
systems and individual teachers refrain from teaching about the topics extensively, or avoid the topics entirely,
in order to avoid the wrath of "consensus" enforcers. As a result, the nation's schoolchildren learn neither
the facts underlying the theories and counter-theories, nor the reasoning processes by which real science separates
fact from fiction.
Lunches Soon Could Be Influenced By Climate Change Concerns. There's no place in the
Dietary Guidelines for a politically extreme environmental agenda, or for that matter any other
non-nutritional agenda. The Guidelines are promoted as providing authoritative nutritional
advice — it's deceptive and dangerous to provide Americans nutritional advice knowing
that it isn't based solely on their nutritional needs and instead driven by politics. It's even
worse for the government to develop food programs, such as those to feed school children, based on
dubious, politicized recommendations. Human nutritional interests and political environmental
agendas are completely unrelated. Developing legitimate nutritional guidelines therefore becomes
an impossible task.
Educators Want to Focus
More on Junk Science. Educators have called for national teaching guidelines for
science in schools around the nation — and they called for the curriculum for Middle Schools to
focus more on the junk sciences like Evolution and Global Warming. They felt that the nation's
schools now focus too much on hard science like Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Educators felt that
other countries such as Germany and Japan have those things covered and there really isn't any
money in those types of things. Plus they require higher math skills and IQ levels that we just
don't see in America.
Paid $4.9 Million to Create Hypothetical Utopian Climate Change Future. The National
Science Foundation (NSF) gave nearly $5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create
scenarios based on America's actions on climate change, including a utopian future where everyone
rides a bike and courts forcibly take property from the wealthy. The government has awarded
$4,911,961 for the project, which is slated to run until March 2016 and for which the school has
created a website suggesting different possibilities of what Yahara, a Wisconsin watershed, will be
like in 2070. In the scenario where Americans "shift our values," people live in hippie-like
communes after "youth culture" convinces the world to give up their cars and eat vegetarian.
'Why my daughter doesn't recycle': an economics professor's letter to
his child's teacher. A US economics professor has published the letter he wrote to his daughter's
schoolteacher explaining why he doesn't want his girl indoctrinated in the green religion. Steven Landsburg,
a professor at Rochester, NY, included it as part of a longer essay in which he calls environmentalism a "coercive
ideology" targeted specifically at children.
The Science of Economics
Versus the Religion of Ecology. I'd heard some of this from my daughter before and had gotten
used to the idea that she needed a little deprogramming from time to time. But as I listened to
the rote repetition of a political agenda from children not old enough to read, I decided it was time for a
word with the teacher.
23 Global Warming & Climate
Change Stories All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day. [This article includes]
23 news stories from a variety of sources that everyone should consider before the avalanche of
"go green" stories that will be unveiled on Earth Day — in the media and in our kids'
schools. Whether or not one wants to promote the perfectly fine goal of fostering a better environment
and leaving a cleaner planet for one's children, that should not be carried out on the basis of
disinformation, hysteria, or hidden political agendas.
Science and Panic.
Given what was taught in high school, at this point in time, the gas pumps should be empty, our boilers without
coal, O-zone nowhere, skin cancer everywhere, and the Midwest a desert covered in trash. If what my parents
were taught was true, the Midwest should be a glacier covered in trash. My eyes were opened when I
learned environmental science from a real environmental scientist. During my graduate years, my
department invited many climatologists to present their research. Not one of them showed anything to
demonstrate that the Earth had warmed, nor did any claim it had.
A blog sharing information about materials presented to children on climate, highlighting those intended to frighten or mislead,
and those which seek to inform and inspire rather than to recruit, even the very young, for an ill-founded political campaign
around the threat of CAGW. A campaign which is irresponsible, destructive, divisive, and degrading.
The Editor says...
I presume and surmise that CAGW, in this case, stands for catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.
Schoolchildren terrorized and brainwashed by green propaganda says
survey. British schoolchildren are being brainwashed by a deep green environmental curriculum which
fills their heads with "confusion, ignorance and fear", says a new study by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
The report, by science writer Andrew Montford and statistician John Shade, finds that "eco-activism" has been
given free rein within schools for at least three decades. Children are being encouraged to become "little
political activists" with a duty to "save the planet" not least by putting pressure on their parents.
How Climate Change
Conquered the American Campus. While many parts of the U.S. economy struggle to recover from the Great
Recession of 2008-09, one domestic industry is experiencing a technology-driven expansion in which American innovations
have led to countless new company startups, a surge in hiring and some of the highest-paying entry-level jobs for
graduating college seniors. How are the nation's universities responding so students might prepare for a
promising career in this growing and intellectually challenging field? By largely ignoring it. Why?
Because the industry is oil and gas.
Contest Teaches Budding Child-Activists to Worry About 'Climate Change'. The Environmental Protection Agency is co-sponsoring
a "climate change video contest" that asks students, ages 11-14: "Why do you care about climate change?" And: "How are you
reducing carbon pollution or preparing for the impacts of climate change?" Students are advised to "be cool" and "be creative" in
explaining "how climate change affects you, your family, friends, and community, now or in the future" — and what they are doing to
"prepare for a changing climate." The Obama administration frequently uses video contests or "challenges" to advance its liberal
viewpoint on a variety of issues, and this is no exception.
Global warming will kill us all,
warns Common Core-aligned homework. Fifth grade students at Fremont Elementary School in Colorado were assigned a reading passage that
describes global warming as a dangerous, man-made phenomenon that will destroy civilization in a few hundred years. The reading assignment was
found inside a workbook aligned with the controversial national Common Core curriculum guidelines, and was titled "Homework from the Future."
It tells the fictional story of a visitor to the year 2512 who discovers that the eastern United States is under water and the country's population
greatly reduced, all thanks to man-made global warming.
about Common Core.
citizens pay for 'solar school' foolishness. Solar systems are being installed at hundreds of schools across the United States.
Educators use solar panels to teach students about the "miracle" of energy sourced from the sun. But a closer look at these projects shows poor
economics and a big bill for citizens. Earlier this month, the National Resources Defense Fund (NRDC) launched its "Solar Schools" campaign, an
effort to raise $54,000 to help "three to five to-be-determined schools move forward with solar rooftop projects." The NRDC wants to "help every
school in the country go solar." The campaign uses a cute video featuring kids talking about how we're "polluting the Earth with gas and coal" and
how we can save the planet with solar.
Orwellian high school preaches population control to
students. "It's up to you — no more than two." This dystopian command was posted by staff inside an Indiana high school as a warning to
students that if they grow up to have large families, they are contributing to overpopulation — a pseudoscientific hoax pushed by some liberals. The
message was posted on a banner above lockers at Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana.
Children are being taught "men cause climate change." Not mankind in general, just men.
Indoctrination At Schools In
Germany Reaches New Level. The main message of the text is that men, with their macho lifestyles, produce far more CO2 than women and thus the planet is suffering
because of it. The text cites scientific studies (from women) and presents claims made by the studies as fact.
N.Y. professor suggests
regulating air condition[ing] to cool global warming. Since air conditioners were first put on the market in 1939, they've
been part of everyday life in the American household, as well as at work, in the car or inside stores and restaurants. Eric
Klinenberg, professor of sociology at New York University wrote an opinion piece in Time magazine recently, pointing out that global
energy consumption is soaring. The expectation of air conditioning convenience is spreading to countries where American culture
Critical Thinking about Climate Change.
As a life-long atmospheric and environmental scientist and long-time college-science educator, I am constantly bombarded with material from a
variety of sources, including many environmental groups. Take, for instance, what can be labeled "sales" literature that I recently received from
the Environmental Defense Fund.
Global Warming Alarmism In
Twilight. The curtain is coming down rapidly on global warming alarmism, as evidence of the AGW theory's falsity
accumulates on nearly a daily basis. Of course, the global warming machine grinds on, like a dead frog whose legs are still
kicking. My 10th grade daughter had her last day of school yesterday. A teacher gave her a sheet of instructions
on how to lead a "green," low-carbon summer. The sheet included suggestions like "hitchhike." Great idea for a 16-year-old
girl! Also, don't have a baby over the summer. Um, don't worry: she wasn't planning to. But not for reasons of
The Moment the Environmental
Movement Changed. In the summer between third and fourth grade, I attended a day camp at a "nature center" in our Chicago
suburb — a large park with a lagoon, a hiking trail, and several fire pits. The theme of the camp was learning about
the wilderness — which meant, in essence, learning how to tame it.
We don't need no eco-propaganda. Telling children that
greenhouse-gas emissions will cause all coastal areas to be flooded and will fry millions of human beings isn't education — it's
political propaganda. [...] Schooling is increasingly orientated towards addressing social, economic, environmental and political issues,
such as inequality, allegedly declining self-esteem, cultural integration, happiness, and so on.
Windpower propaganda: At a School Near
You? Any parent involved with their children's homework or school knows that "green" is in. But too often more
than that, "green" notions are presented as self-evident truths where there should be critical thinking and discussion. Also
too often, federal and state funds are being dispensed to create the 'greenest' possible hearts and minds for tomorrow. Such is
the case with an industry that is economically useless and environmentally destructive: industrial wind power.
climatism in schools: Next generation science standards. Man-made global warming must be taught in our schools,
according to the latest release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The January draft release of the NGSS by the
National Research Council is a recommendation for concepts to be used by states in kindergarten through high school. However,
the recommendations are filled with ideology and unproven assumptions about climate change.
The Promise Of A Green Future Is More Than A White
Lie. Children and their mothers are victims of green propaganda, particularly through the schools. Sadly, few people, including mothers, have
any idea what is taught in the schools. It is where the emotional blackmail of environmentalism is inculcated into society. The message preached is that
industry and development are the cause of most environmental and social problems.
Windpower Propaganda: At A School Near You?
Any parent involved with their children's homework or school knows that "green" is in. But too often more than that, "green" notions are
presented as self-evident truths where there should be critical thinking and discussion. Also too often, federal and state funds are being
dispensed to create the 'greenest' possible hearts and minds for tomorrow. Such is the case with an industry that is economically
useless and environmentally destructive: industrial wind power.
The Green Ninja.
What, you might ask, is the Green Ninja? It is an animated climate-action superhero aimed squarely at school children. In other
words, mind poisoning climate alarmist propaganda meant to indoctrinate children into the green belief system. What's worse, it is
being funded by US government grant money. Not since communism has such a concerted effort been made to brainwash the young before
they have a chance to learn how to think for themselves. [...] The project has received a $390,000 grant from NASA to support professional
development for teachers, and $20,000 from PG&E to pilot an energy reduction contest for Santa Clara County middle schoolers.
Skepticism Be Kept Out of Public Schools? PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio aired a segment last night [5/2/2012] on how
public school teachers are becoming frustrated about students being skeptical of alarmist global warming claims. The segment showed how
government-funded programs are providing teachers with tools to fight scientific skepticism.
Toronto school gets serious about garbage. At an "environmental extravaganza" Friday [4/27/2012], Mrs.
Rego's class performed a play written by [Principal Roy] Fernandes and some of his students back in 2002, when he was a teacher. An announcer, played
by Alex Wang, introduced all the characters with pithy lines. For example: "She's powerful. She's friendly. She doesn't seem to want
to get involved in this issue. She's the government!" At the end of the assembly, Fernandes gave an impassioned speech to an increasingly squirming
and recess-ready audience that touched on reusable milk containers and the uselessness of gasoline receipts.
Obama Administration Honors
78 Schools for Educating 'Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders'. The Obama administration on Monday [4/23/2012] recognized 78 schools across
the nation for their efforts to promote a "green" environment — and train budding environmental activists for "jobs of the future."
"Science, environmental and outdoor education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education, helping prepare them for the jobs of the
future," said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He schools that focus on the environment can help students build "real-world skillsets."
Oh, boy! Green collar jobs for everyone!
Global Warming's Reckless Rhetoric.
An acclaimed environmental studies professor contends that those who do not believe that humans are causing global warming are mentally ill
and need to be "treated," according to a recent story at American Thinker. Keri Norgaard teaches at the University of Oregon and
is the author of Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life. In her book she compares global warming skepticism
to racism, arguing that there is a "cultural resistance" that keeps some people from acknowledging that humans are responsible for global warming.
This condition, she claims, "... must be recognized and treated" as an aberrant sociological behavior.
America: Time to Take Back Our Kids. Fifty million babies have been aborted in America since Roe in
1973. Wacko environmentalists believe that all life, from a puppy to a toad, is equal to human life.
Could abortion on demand and extreme environmentalism be contributing factors in our youth's lack of respect for
Students rebel against Gorepaganda.
American kids are challenging teachers about the facts they present. Oh no. We cannot have students
questioning their teachers. Enter the liberal National Center for Science Education, a tax-exempt corporation
based in Oakland, California, founded by Stanley Weinberg to defend evolution. It has mission-crept into the
teaching global warming.
Change Doubts Heat Up the Classroom. Teachers reportedly are getting push-back on middle and high
school curricula that fuel the speculation that man is warming the planet. Their frustration is almost
worthy of a celebration.
Students rebel against Gorepaganda.
Actually, most Americans accepted climate change/global warming on face value 20 years ago. Then
came Climategate in 2009 which showed that far from being scientists, climatologists are propagandists who
cherry-pick and manipulate data in concert with one another in order to push their agenda.
Heretics in the classroom. In
the last few years school boards and state legislatures in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have
introduced a requirement that science teachers acknowledge in their classroom instruction that the theory of
AGW isn't "settled" science and that climate skepticism is a valid scientific position. Los Angeles Times
reporter Neela Banerjee, who like so many MSM reporters starts with the assumption that AGW is an incontrovertible
fact, and that skeptics are self-evidently wrong, opens her news report by begging the question with a
want climate change in young minds. On Monday [1/16/2012], the National Center for Science Education,
a nonprofit group that denounces intelligent design and supports an evolution-only curriculum in the classroom,
will expand its mission. The organization of scientists, anthropologists and others is turning its attention
to climate change, and it will mount an aggressive effort to teach the nation's schoolchildren that climate change
is real and is being driven by human activity. ... [NCSE Executive Director Eugenie] Scott maintains that the
NCSE won't advocate for teachers to push liberal policy solutions to climate change, but others fear that
students will be targets of political indoctrination.
to get expelled': Climate sceptic recruits kids. Former [Australian] Prime Minister John Howard has
launched a controversial book teaching students to be climate change sceptics. ... The 250-page book includes a
list of questions intended to embarrass poorly prepared teachers. Questions include: "Is climate
change normal?" and "In the last 100 years, has there been global warming and global cooling?".
turns heating off to 'save the planet'. A Headteacher got a roasting yesterday [12/5/2011] for
turning the school heating OFF on one of the coldest days of the year — to save the planet. Pupils
shivered in coats, hats and scarves as temperatures fell to just 1°C (34°F). Head Rob Benzie
switched off the radiators to show how the secondary school could cut its carbon footprint.
Administration to Honor 'Green' Schools That Teach 'Environmental Literacy'. Next year on Earth Day,
the Obama administration plans to announce which U.S. schools have been selected as "Green Ribbon Schools," a
designation that will "honor" schools for "creating healthy and sustainable learning environments" and for
"teaching environmental literacy." The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in late April, but
details on how schools will be picked or what the honor entails have not been released.
Eco-Radicalism 101: Capitalists Killing Mother
Earth ... and Bambi. Say goodbye to Mother Earth, kiddos! ... Well, if you're a toddler,
chances are you've heard something to that effect from your Al Gore wannabe teacher. It's
eco-radicalism, and as Marybeth Hicks points out in her new book, children are the target. "My daughter
had to watch a movie called Human Footprint in her science class," says Marybeth. "It should have
been called the big bad evil anti-corporation, anti-capitalism footprint because that's what the movie was about."
Energy School Propaganda 101. The Obama administration's crony green subsidy scandal is erupting
like a solar flare in Washington. But do you know what your kids are learning in their environmental
education classes about this red-hot taxpayer eco-scam? Chances are: not much. Instead,
the U.S. Department of Energy and the Democratic apparatchiks at the National Education Association are
disseminating solar power propaganda masquerading as math and science curricula.
Global Warming Activist Teacher Takes
Her Agenda to Truck Country. Not only has [Jana] Dean crossed the line that separates teaching
from propagandizing, but she spent almost a month's worth of class time on her global warming unit, with the
grand result being a few recycling bins placed around the school and a "climate of concern" among students. ... That
means in a nine-month school year, Dean only has eight months to teach the rest of the 8th grade science
curriculum — the stuff that kids will actually be tested on. It is clear that "teaching to
the test" leaves less time for their social engineering lesson plans, which cramps the propagandists' style in
a major way.
Green Brainwashing Now a High School
Graduation Requirement in Maryland. Maryland has become the first state in the country to require
students to be "environmentally literate" in order to graduate from high school. Today's [6/21/2011] vote
by the Maryland board of education requires that students get a "comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environmental
education" before receiving a diploma.
Adds Environmental Literacy in High Schools. Maryland is the first state in the country to impose
a new requirement to graduate from high school -- something called environmental literacy. But what is
Federally Funded NASA
'Educates' Children About Global Warming on 'Climate Kids' Web Site. The National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) Web site network includes "Climate Kids: NASA's Eyes on the Earth," which
use cartoons, games, and other activities to teach children about man-made global warming and climate change.
According to NASA's budget request for fiscal year 2012, totaling $18.7 billion, the agency would dedicate
$145.8 million to educational programs. The "Climate Kids" site is supported through NASA's educational
programs, according to a spokesman with the agency.
The hippie holiday.
Newsweek magazine dismissed the first Earth Day in 1970 as "a bizarre nationwide rain dance." The only
difference between then and now is that the rain dancers moved into the government and pushed their views on
impressionable school children around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency website encourages
kids to "Join with other teens to green your energy scene," because nothing says "cool" quite like earning the
EPA's coveted title of "Climate Ambassador."
Isn't Sustainable. A number of college and universities have introduced "Sustainability
Studies." Of course, "sustainability" is just another term for environmentalism, but it exposes the
mentality of the environmental movement very well. The idea is that unless we are forced use fewer
resources, we will not be able to sustain our life on earth and humanity will disappear or at best face
massive disaster. ... What sounds good, however, often is not, and "sustainability" has become yet another
scam — yes, scam — the statists have foisted on people in the name of saving humanity and planet
Am a Global Warming Skeptic. My three children attend the excellent public schools in our
district. As the two oldest children have made their way through middle school, though, I've been
bothered by the rather flimsy instruction they've received on the subject of "global warming."
Despite widespread divergence among scientists and reports of questionable scholarship in landmark
global warming studies, my children (and, presumably, their classmates and millions of other young
students) have been taught a standard, one-sided view of "global warming." Both my 14 year-old
daughter and 11 year-old son have been shown Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth in sixth
grade, but have been given nothing to suggest that some of the information in the movie is either
controversial or misleading. So I've decided to put together this bullet point compendium of
information discussing the current status of the "global warming" debate.
Bagged For Taking Eco-Unfriendly Ziploc to School. Isabel Theoret was preparing a sandwich for
her 6-year-old son's Kindergarten class one day last week, when he screamed out, "No Mommy! Not a Ziploc!"
The child, who lives with his family in the town of Laval in Quebec, explained that his teacher would exclude
him from a contest to win a stuffed teddy bear if he brought an environmentally unfriendly plastic baggie to
The Great 'Climate Change' Taxpayer Rip-Off of
2011. Over at the National Science Foundation (NSF), its budget of $7.4 billion (that's a
lot of science!) includes a request for $480 million for Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, $765.5 million
for NSF's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability program and $19 million for a joint program
with DOE "to promote education in clean energy research. An additional $10 million would fund
"Climate Change Education" in the nation's schools. It's not education, it's indoctrination.
climate bugaboo is the strangest intellectual aberration of our age. Perspective, the Olympian
capacity to see events as they affect not just us and our mates but everyone, and not just in the excitement
of the present but sub specie aeternitatis, in the long, calm, kindly shadow of eternity: this has gone
from what passes for education in the West. The climate bugaboo, the strangest intellectual aberration
of our age, rampages because in the me and now we have cast aside three once-universal forms of learning that
gave us perspective: a Classical education, to remind us that in reason and logic there is a difference
between true and false; a scientific education, to show us which is which; and a religious education, to teach
us why the distinction matters. With perspective, no one would waste a single second of his own time or
a red cent of other people's money trying, Canute-like, to make "global warming" go away.
UCLA Fires Prof for Attacking
Environmental Health Myths. Dr. James Enstrom, a particle physicist and epidemiologist who has
spent the past 34 years on the faculty at the UCLA School of Public Health, has been ordered to clear out
his office after pointing out flaws in studies cited by the California Air Resources Board in support of new
restrictions on particulate matter emissions. The chair of the UCLA Department of Environmental Health
Services explained Enstrom's termination in a letter claiming "the faculty of the Department of Environmental
Health Sciences has determined your research is not aligned with the academic mission of the Department."
Enstrom's academic freedom has been under assault for many years, as his research falsifying the claims of
environmental and human health alarmists has proven highly frustrating to activist faculty members.
now funding propaganda videos telling kids juiceboxes are destroying the planet. [Scroll
down] According to the [New York] Times, Young Rafael's class had just watched The Story of
Stuff, an animated anti-capitalist diatribe by former Greenpeace employee Annie Leonard. The program,
which was financed in part by left-wing Tides Foundation, is big hit among among school teachers looking to
beef up their schools' environmental curricula. Leonard claims her video has been viewed by over
three million people online, and some 7,000 copies of the DVD have been sold. Another environmental
group, Facing the Future, is working developing curricula designed around the program for schools in
all 50 states.
Pushing Junk Science on
Children. Democrat Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland wants public schools to "get young
people invested" in "climate change" and "population growth" in order to "[raise] awareness early" and "promote
the agenda." That would be the agenda of junk science alarmism. Thank goodness for clarity, because
until now, Americans were unaware that public schools are supposed to breed fanatics for ruling class politics.
Not only has Sarbanes advocated global warming indoctrination, but the congressman's remarks also seem to call for
schools to push the debunked overpopulation myth popularized by Paul Ehrlich in his 1970 book, The Population
Bomb. Rachel Carson's DDT scare, acid rain, anti-nuclear power hysteria, the population bomb, and the
global warming hoax — the world has been asked to prepare for one faux-disaster after another.
£25,000 eco-classroom that can't be used. Eco-campaigners who built a classroom powered by
the sun believed they were paving the way for the future. Instead they have been taught a valuable
lesson — there is not enough sun in North London to sufficiently heat their building. The
much feted zero-carbon Living Ark classroom was opened three months ago to great fanfare.
U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children
'Good Environmental Citizens'. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed on Tuesday [9/21/2010]
that his department would work to make American children into "good environmental citizens" through federally
subsidized school programs beginning as early as kindergarten that teach children about climate change and
prepare them "to contribute to the workforce through green jobs."
Curriculum' to Replace Three R's. A recent Boston Globe story reveals the destructive effects
that Al Gore and global warming activists are having on American education. According to the story,
["A]fter a screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" three years ago, [students in the Youth Climate Action Network]
started brainstorming ideas for transforming the nation's oldest public school into an energy-efficient building
with an avant-garde sustainability curriculum.["]
Los Angeles school
named after Al Gore. Al Gore ... achieved a singular honor last week, becoming the first vice
president to have a Los Angeles school named after him. And, fittingly, the school will be devoted to
environmental themes. ... The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13
for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him),
Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental
Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences
built on toxic soil. Conservative corners of the Internet are buzzing over a Los Angeles school
named after former Vice President Al Gore that was built on toxic soil and, some say, poses a health risk
green schools: Propane buses, solar panels and environmental education. In March, hundreds
of decades-old buses will be upgraded to less-polluting, more-energy-efficient propane models. Eight
schools, out of a planned 250, will have solar power installed. Still others will be outfitted with
"smart" irrigation systems to reduce the millions of gallons of imported water the district guzzles each day,
more than half of which is used for outdoor watering. "One of our goals is to be the No. 1 greenest
school district in the country," said Yoli Flores Aguilar, an L.A. Board of Education member who co-sponsored
the Green LAUSD resolution in 2007.
The Editor asks...
Why not try to achieve the highest graduation rate, or try to be the most economically efficient
school district, or the safest school district in the country? Not a chance? Okay,
perhaps becoming the "greenest" school district is their only achievable goal.
about Spending More to Get Less.
Facts About Inconvenient Youth. [Scroll down] It's harmless stuff, except that these teens
are getting a very one-sided version of a complicated issue. After all, An Inconvenient Truth is hardly
an unbiased documentary. A judge in the United Kingdom found numerous, significant scientific errors in
the film, including that it exaggerates even the most dire predictions about global warming's potential
harm. Yet most students have accepted Al Gore's perspective as undisputed fact: one study
reported that three in four kids think global warming is a "a threat to all life on the planet," and about
two in three feel that global warming is "a threat to my future well-being and safety" and "feel afraid of
what might happen."
Environmental Mush: An Ethical Abyss.
Parents are often appalled to discover that their children's school books are full of misinformation or have an agenda
that has little to do with the supposed subject. The rise and the maintenance of the Green movement have a great
deal to do with the infiltration of school systems and textbooks with often deliberately misleading information.
Many Green programs are aimed at the youth here and around the world.
Why I Am Enlarging My
Carbon Footprint: As a psychotherapist, I try my best to calm down my anxious clients. But
in this case, I inadvertently triggered a panic attack. My twenty-something client Emma, a survivor of
the Berkeley public schools, had a coughing fit during our session. I helpfully got up to get her some
water. When I handed her a cup, she looked at it, incredulous. Her voice quivering, she asked, "Is
this Styrofoam?" I said yes. She stared at the cup, mesmerized by this forbidden fruit. When
she finally found her words, she said, "I've never seen Styrofoam before. We learned in school that it
kills baby birds."
Attention Parents: It's Almost Earth Day! Few adults may know it, but kids across the
country are about to celebrate a holiday: Earth Day, which is April 22. Schools will take a
break from normal instruction to discuss the importance of preserving the environment. That may sound
like a harmless activity, but too often Earth Day becomes a platform for pushing an ideological brand of
Global Warming Goes to School. A
national campaign was launched today to get public schools that have shown Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"
to give equal time to the opposing view of global warming. The Independent Women's Forum ... hopes
to have the 2009 documentary "Not Evil, Just Wrong" shown in classrooms around the country. "Not Evil,
Just Wrong" claims to expose erroneous claims about global warming.
Texas and the
Textbook Alamo: [Scroll down slowly] Rather than majoring on the disciplines of biology
or chemistry, science textbooks morphed into treatises for the environmental movement. Since the '70s,
American students have been deluged with politically correct concerns over population control, the rain forest
and the ozone layer. So, after a history of being taught the theory of evolution as fact, students are
now besieged by so-called evidence of man made global warming.
would ban Al Gore film in schools. Global warming 'propaganda' like the Al Gore film Inconvenient
Truth will be banned in schools and public authorities will not be allowed to spend money on climate change initiatives.
Global Warming Update:
It's deeper than just money. Schoolteachers have created polar-bear-dying lectures to frighten and indoctrinate our
children when in fact there are more polar bears now than in 1950. They've taught children about melting glaciers.
Just recently, the International Panel on Climate Change was forced to admit that their Himalayan glacier-melting fraud
was done to "impact policy makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action."
Get Global Warming
Out of Our Schools. Because of the recent revelations of "Climategate" (see source materials
below) and my experience raising two children in private and public schools in California, I believe we
need to start a nationwide campaign to get "global warming" immediately removed from the curriculum of our
schools. We cannot wait for politicians or activists to do any more damage to our future generation.
"Global warming" is not just an objectionable and discredited scientific theory. Teachers are grafting
the loony climate-change premise onto lifestyle, religion, and politics in "science" classrooms. It
in the Classroom? The mainstream media has for too long dominated the information being
disseminated about global warming. Some people have long-term loyalty to television news programs,
newspapers, or magazines. Any opinion that varies from their source is unacceptable. Some
people have been so completely indoctrinated with the climate catastrophe story, they can't stand to
hear anything else. For them my story of global warming will be met with closed doors and
schmeemails, look at the polar ice caps. [Scroll down slowly] The result is
that you, the public, your children in school, are getting only half, or less than half, the
picture: the glass half-empty half. The warming half. In this way, the popularizers
of man-caused global warming can tell the "truth" while presenting the bigger lie. They tell
only half the truth — the warming half.
Save the Planet
by Banning Ice Cream. It is disturbing how kids are being brainwashed into supporting global
warming. ... Try telling kids to walk to school carrying their books and a reusable cloth sack full of raw
vegetables for lunch — as opposed to riding on a bus, with a backpack, a cell phone, and
an mp3 player, to a heated and cooled school that has a cafeteria — and see how eager they
are to join the movement.
Teachers promoting environmental biases in
classrooms. My grandson is five years old. After his second week in school, he asked his
father what he was doing about global warming. Think about that for a moment. Does anyone believe
that a five year old can even understand the controversy surrounding the science of global warming, let along
question what he is being told? Rather than teaching my grandson the knowledge he will need to succeed
academically — analytical skills and open mindedness, among others — his
teacher is spending time indoctrinating him with her beliefs on global warming.
warming propaganda infiltrates schools. Scientists see no temperature increase (on average) in
the oceans or on the surface of the Earth over the last decade. That hasn't stopped an activist group
from infiltrating high schools with the panicky message that we are on the verge of a "planetary emergency"
due to global warming. These alarmists are the recently formed Alliance for Climate Education, an
Oakland, Calif., nonprofit created by wealthy wind energy entrepreneur Michael Haas. The organization
has targeted five metropolitan areas and now is opening a Washington office.
Sense and sustainability: "The earth is the
Lord's and the fullness thereof," but you could have fooled the 648 college presidents who have signed the
American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) since 2006. The earth is theirs,
to make or break.
scaring kids about global warming. In the United States, the ABC television network recently
reported that psychologists are starting to see more neuroses in people anxious about climate change.
An article in the Washington Post cited nine-year-old Alyssa, who cries about the possibility of mass animal
extinctions from global warming. In her words: "I don't like global warming because it kills
animals, and I like animals." From a child who is yet to lose all her baby teeth: "I worry about
(global warming) because I don't want to die." The newspaper also reported that parents are searching
for "productive" outlets for their eight-year-olds' obsessions with dying polar bears.
Solar Panels to Fifth-Graders. Employees of the Sharp Electronics Corporation were at Joyce
Kilmer Elementary School in Mahwah, N.J., recently to teach a lesson on climate change and renewable energy.
The cartoon image of an ailing Earth — a thermometer sticking out of its mouth — was the
opening slide in their presentation.
sad polar bear make you turn off your lights? Maybe a cute polar bear can do what all the good green
intentions in the world can't: Get people to consistently conserve energy. That's what Brooks School, a North
Andover boarding school for grades 9-12, is counting on. Instead of using graphs to show students how much
energy they collectively use in each of the school's 10 dorms, a "bear-o-meter" displays the information on a
public screen — with the bear's wellbeing tied to how well students are conserving.
Save The Children (From
Global Warming Propaganda). Green schooling was surreptitiously introduced years ago when
teachers began espousing benign environmental distractions like "Earth Day." But trendy nontoxic
slogans like "reduce, reuse, recycle" eventually opened the door to the destructive propaganda of teaching
Al Gore's scientifically-challenged movie in science classes. Which soon facilitated a California
Law mandating unbalanced Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theories be included in public school curricula.
And that paved the way for today's second installment of a malignant little program cleverly crafted to
indoctrinate our impressionable youth on a chillingly massive scale.
California State Senate Approves New Global Warming
Curriculum. The bill was controversial in the Senate because it simply requires "climate
change" to be taught, without requiring balance between the positions of alarmists and skeptics. "I
find it disturbing that this mandate to teach this theory is not accompanied by a requirement that the
discussion be science-based and include a critical analysis of all sides of the subject," state Sen. Tom
McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks), said during the Senate debate, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Children, and the Alarmists' Strange Qualifications Game. Alarmists constantly whine that
eminent physicist Freeman Dyson and thousands of other scientists are simply unqualified (usually adding
much worse things than that) to express their skepticism on climate alarmism, and yet frightened children
who have been goaded into expressing their opinion are voices that the alarmists insist must
be heard on this topic.
Globally Warm Schools: As Global
Warming becomes an issue in people's lives, it has also become part of school's curricula. I recently learned that my
boss's son had an assignment and quiz in his Spanish class on Global Warming. In many of the questions students had to
translate sentences from Spanish to English but with a Global Warming theme. They even had to watch Al Gore's
movie, "Inconvenient Truth," which has been a part of several school courses.
Obviously a public school student.
takes a mental toll. Last year, an anxious, depressed 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit
at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. He was refusing to drink water. Worried about drought related to
climate change, the young man was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die. The Australian doctors
wrote the case up as the first known instance of "climate change delusion."
Letters from Sixth Grade Students Reveal Global
Warming Indoctrination. If you doubt some teachers are trying to brainwash schoolchildren with
global warming alarmism, take a look inside the sixth grade classroom of teacher Michael Steria at David A.
Brown Middle School in Wildomar, California. Twenty-five sixth graders teamed up to write eight letters
to The Heartland Institute describing what they had been taught about global warming. Steria sent the
letters to the institute in March.
Is classroom Global Warming preaching
indoctrinating the next generation? Do you know what your children are learning in school about
climate change? Have you ever looked at their textbooks? Is it education or indoctrination? How
accurate are the facts? How much is it an ideological or a political message? Is it a balanced
curriculum offering options or one imposing a singular view? How much is fear the vehicle of
Do kids learn junk environmentalism in
schools? Johnny can't read, write or do math. But he may know how to save the Earth.
Johnny knows about global warming, acid rain, nuclear power, deforestation, big oil and capitalism.
Johnny knows all this because his teachers have told him so. And they got help from interest groups,
the Environmental Protection Agency and green textbooks that purport to explain these Earth-in-the-balance
Junk Science: Why do teachers so often
force-feed kids one-sided facts and theories about the world? Wouldn't education be much more stimulating
if schools focused on broad underlying debates, instead of assumed dogma? For example, over the years my
children have all gotten scary lectures on "global warming." They learn that global temperatures could
rise 5 to 10 degrees celsius in the next fifty years mostly because of burning fossil fuels.
Polar ice-caps could melt. Oceans might flood coastal cities. No wonder kids want to be tucked
in at night!
Why is Public Education Failing?
Social, political, multicultural and especially environmental issues are rampant in the new
math programs and textbooks. One such math text is blatant. Dispersed throughout
the eighth grade textbooks are short, half page blocks of text under the heading "SAVE PLANT
EARTH." One of the sections describes the benefits of recycling aluminum cans and tells
students, "how you can help." In many of these textbooks there is literally no math.
Instead there are lessons asking children to list "threats to animals," including destruction
of habitat, poisons and hunting. The book contains short lessons in multiculturalism
under the recurring heading "Cultural Kaleidoscope."
P.C. in the Heartland. [Scroll down] A more egregious example is Application B on the same
page, which instructs students to use what they've been taught "and other research, [to] write a letter to your
legislator arguing against the sale of DDT to Third World countries when it is banned in the U.S." This
requirement is both stupid and cruel. Malaria, which is transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes, is one of
the worst scourges on the planet, particularly for the inhabitants of poor tropical countries.
Urged to Focus on Their 'Carbon Footprints'. Attention, class: This is National Environmental
Education Week, a time to actively engage K-12th grade students and teachers in "an inspired week of
environmental learning" before Earth Day on April 22.
The theme of this year's Environmental
Education Week is "carbon footprints." The lessons and activities are "designed to infuse environmental
education into everyday learning."
Bill would require California's
science curriculum to cover climate change. Reading, writing and
global warming? A
Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would require "climate change" to be among the
science topics that all California public school students are taught. The measure, by state Sen. Joe
Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would mandate that future science textbooks approved for California public
schools include climate change.
Al Gore, the United Nations, and the Cult of Gaia (1999):
[Scroll down] The concept [of Earth worship] is also being promoted in some schools. Education analyst Eric Buehrer,
president of Gateways to Better Education, says: "The Gaia theory is another New Age idea that springs
up every so often in science curriculum. This is the idea that the Earth is a spiritual entity, that all
life on the planet is part of that entity — like cells in a global brain. For instance, I came
across an outdoor activity in which children were taught that trees had spirits we could talk to. At
the top of the student worksheet the activity was titled 'We are one with nature.'"
Alaska Teachers Indoctrinated with Misleading
Global Warming Materials. Schoolteachers across Alaska are being fed exaggerated and false global
warming alarmist materials to distribute to their students, thanks to the taxpayer-funded University of
Alaska-Fairbanks. This summer, approximately 60 teachers attended the university's Science Teacher
Education Program, during which they were given global warming propaganda that has been thoroughly rejected by
Warming Goons Want Your Little Ones. I bet Jim Jones is tooling around hell right now green with envy over
the mind manipulation the global warming greenies are wielding upon our culture. ... Here's the rationale behind their
brainwashing our young 'uns: A lot of thinking adults (as in the multiple millions) think that the greenies are
pretty much off their rocker. Since the greenies can't have us arrested (yet), they have decided to get their
agenda going via our children, primarily through the agency of the public school system.
RI Students Must Watch 'Inconvenient
Truth' to Graduate. To receive a degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, students
are being forced to watch "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary on global warming produced by former Vice
President Al Gore. The science class requirement has prompted one conservative student to declare
that "we should stop calling these schools 'bastions of knowledge' since they're really bastions of leftist
Inconvenient Truth required classroom viewing? First it was his world history class. Then
he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In
total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth
shown to him by four different teachers this year. "I really don't understand why they keep showing it,"
says McKenzie (his parents asked that his last name not be used).
Public Schools are Not Accountable to
Parents. The past several decades have witnessed the systematic "dumbing down" of public
education: the curriculum got diluted with non-academic subjects and frivolous activities; proven
methods for teaching reading, writing, math, science and reasoning got replaced with unproven, inferior
methods; and objectivity got sacrificed to "political correctness" propaganda, such as socialism,
environmentalism, multiculturalism and moral relativism.
101. By every conceivable measure, the environment is getting better, not worse, with
time but most college professors are reluctant to acknowledge the improvement, particularly on their
Environmentalist Propaganda for
Kids. The Future of the Earth may be the most insidious of all because its target audience
is young people between the ages of 10 and 12, who are susceptible to big pictures, big print, and
oversimplified concepts. Young persons who have yet to grasp a significant perspective of our history can
be easily taken in by the excellent prose and attractive pictures and drawings in this book.
America's pristine myth: Next
week my daughter will go back to elementary school, and I will be faced with a choice. At some point the
curriculum will cover the environment, and she'll be taught that before Europeans settled the Americas the
Indians lived so lightly on the land that for all practical purposes the hemisphere was a wilderness. The
forests and plains, the teacher will explain, were crowded with bison, beaver, and deer; the rivers, with fish;
flights of passenger pigeons darkened the skies. The continent's few inhabitants walked beneath an endless
forest of tall trees that had never been disturbed.
Every Day" proclaims the official sign for Merrill Middle
School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The school [has an] apparent emphasis
on environmental activism instead of academics. Imagine what our
kids could do and learn if every day was math day, history day, science day,
and reading and writing day?
courtesy of Jeff
Lindsay, used with permission.
Talkin' Trash: Two
new reports charge that American school children are being manipulated and frightened by a
steady stream of politically motivated educational materials that distort the facts about
Saving the Planet
Without Scaring Kids to Death: Parents need facts to counter
environmental extremism in the classroom.
Foster Radical Environmentalism. There is nothing wrong with studying ecology or how the
environment works. Thousands of students learn important scientific facts each day, which allows our
nation to make technological advances. There is a problem, however, when faculty use theories and propose
solutions that are radical and unchallenged by alternative views. Environmental studies coursework often
lends itself to this type of unanswered, radical, progressive thought, much like women's studies, peace studies
and postmodern studies.
UT professor says death is imminent. A
University of Texas professor says the Earth would be better off with 90 percent of the human population
dead. "Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine," Eric Pianka cautioned students and guests
at St. Edward's University on Friday [3/31/2006]. Pianka's words are part of what he calls
his "doomsday talk" — a 45-minute presentation outlining humanity's ecological misdeeds and
Pianka's predictions about how nature, or perhaps humans themselves, will exterminate all but a
fraction of civilization.
Scientist wants 90% of you to die horribly. Have you ever heard of Dr. Eric Pianka?
No? Well you might want to learn a bit more about him. Why? Because he reportedly
wants you to die. Specifically he wants you to die of Ebola virus. You might also be
interested to know that he is the Denton Cooley Centennial Professor of Zoology at the University
of Texas at Arlington.
Schools Urged to Create 'Eco-Conscious' Kids: As a new school year begins, one environmental
activist group is urging parents and schools to make concern for the environment part of the younger
generation's mindset and "lifestyle." For starters, kids should use "post-consumer, recycled"
notebook paper and cedar pencils — and they should know why they're doing it.
The story above is an example of a government school being used for leftist indoctrination
instead of education. If the curriculum included more of the basics — reading,
writing and responsible citizenship — with less emphasis on environmentalist
propaganda, we would all benefit.
Paul Bunyan Meets Sierra Sue Happy
and the Democrats: The politically correct and powerful Sierra Club is having a contest for
America's schoolchildren. The idea is to give Paul Bunyan a makeover. No, what it really amounts to
is re-education camp a la the Chinese Red Guard's Cultural Revolution. The idea is to deconstruct and
remake folk heroes like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Sunbonnet Sue, Mike Fink and others by reconstructing them
into politically correct green icons.
Green zombies: Are our
schools producing green zombies? Ask any student in any grade what causes global warming; odds are that
their reply will be cars, or fossil fuels or "human activity." Take, for example, the workbook
entitled Vocabulary Workshop, published
by Holt, Rinehart and Winston for middle-school English students. Among the 29 lesson
titles, consider these:
Down to the sea with Jacques Cousteau
What is the forecast for Brazil's rain forest?
Jean of the environment
Balancing society and the environment: Global warming
Catching the sun for energy
This in an English workbook?
Cries Foul Over Alleged Liberal Agenda Textbooks: "By omitting important facts and by distorting
others, these textbooks do not prepare students to think critically about important environmental issues,"
said Chris Patterson, Director of Education Research for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Among the
issues most disputed are acid rain, pollution, species and rain forests, Human population growth, and climate
change. In one instance, Patterson said each textbook gave different numbers for the remaining size of
South America's rain forest. "Glencoe says that 75 million acres of rain forest has been destroyed,
Holt says 32, Prentice Hall says 15," Patterson said. "None of them cite where they got the information,
but in fact, according to a NASA study, 7.5 million has been destroyed."
Other countries' experiences:
An interesting web site...
A blog aiming to share information about materials presented to children on climate, especially those which
seem intended to frighten or mislead them.
The Editor says...
What's interesting about this site is that it shows evidence of environmental indoctrination in
several countries or regions of the world. It's worth a look.
Indoctrination at school really works.
Children losing sleep over global warming.
Half of children between the ages of seven and 11 are anxious about the effects of global warming and often lose
sleep over it, according to a new report. A survey of 1,150 youngsters found that one in four blamed
politicians for the problems of climate change, while one in seven said their own parents were not doing
enough to improve the environment.
film made free and convenient for schools. All Australian high school students will be conveniently
able to get their hands on a copy of the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, with the movie
to be given to schools free of charge.
In England, they take it one step further:
Every British teen to see Gore's An
Inconvenient Truth. The British government will send a copy of Al Gore's film about global
warming, An Inconvenient Truth, to every secondary school in the country, the U.K. environment minister
announced Friday [2/2/2007].
School row over Al
Gore film. Parents who claim that an award-winning film on climate change is inaccurate and
politically motivated are threatening a legal challenge over the [British] Government's decision to send
it to every secondary school.
in High Court bid to stop Al Gore's 'sentimental climate mush' being shown in schools.
Al Gore's climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth was described in the High Court
today [9/27/2007] as containing "serious scientific inaccuracies, political propaganda and sentimental mush".
The attack came as father-of-two Stewart Dimmock, a Kent school governor and a member of The New Party,
challenged the Government's decision to provide the film to every secondary school in England.
must warn of Gore climate film bias. Schools will have to issue a warning before they show pupils
Al Gore's controversial film about global warming, a judge indicated yesterday. The move follows a
High Court action by a father who accused the Government of 'brainwashing' children with propaganda by showing
it in the classroom.
A convenient fraud now
being exposed. Be aware that a judge this month instructed British teachers showing the film to
tell their pupils that [Al] Gore makes at least 11 false or unsupported claims. I hate to think it is
necessary to remind our own teachers to do likewise, but I fear the worst. Every school in [Australia]
has now been offered free DVDs of An Inconvenient Truth, by Paramount and Jackgreen International,
which makes money from the global warming scare. Even the Environment Protection Authority is urging
schools to show it.
inconvenient judgment: An Inconvenient Truth won plaudits from the environmental lobby
and an Oscar from the film industry but was found wanting when it was scrutinised in the High Court in
London. Mr Justice Burton identified nine significant errors within the former presidential
candidate's documentary as he assessed whether it should be shown to school children.
Some Inconvenient Truths For Gore:
Al Gore's documentary on climate disaster has been ruled a work of fiction by a British judge. In legal
terms, his global warming hysteria has been assuming facts not in evidence.
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