A fight is being waged to ensure the science behind global warming is taught in US schools as some states move to wipe it from the curriculum. Is the United States raising a new generation of climate-change deniers?
See, those evil climate-change deniers are waging a war on science
Brandie Freeman is a high school science teacher in the southern US state of Georgia. She recently opened her mailbox one morning to find something unpleasant lurking inside: A book, ostensibly a teaching guide, with the title “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.”
Oh the horrors! An unpleasant book, cleverly disguised as a “teaching guide” lurking, maybe even stalking poor Brandie Freeman!
Oh but there is more
It wasn’t entirely a surprise. Freeman had a heard about the publication – produced by the Heartland Institute, a climate-change denial group with links to the fossil fuel industry – from fellow teachers. The group has reportedly sent out 25,000 copies to teachers around the country in March, and plans to send out 200,000 in total.
AHA!!!!!!!! Wait did I use eight exclamation points? Of course I did, I must warn all of you that there might be “teaching guides”, with links to, the evil fossil fuel industry lurking in your mailbox, waiting to make you question climate change science. If you encounter such a thing lurking in your mailbox run away! And remember comrades that climate change science is settled! It is scientifically settled scientific science. But back to poor Brandie Freeman
Freeman says most of her colleagues in “more liberal” states chucked their copies “straight in the recycling bin.” But in Georgia, which she describes as “very conservative,” Freeman felt the book posed a real danger.
Danger, oh yes comrades! Dangerously dangerous danger! If students are allowed to question the scientifically scientific science of climate change, well they might do some research on the subject. Research leads to questions, which leads to more questions, and eventually to thinking!
“As soon as you just even open the door to your students that there is doubt among scientists – which there isn’t – then that allows them to have the seed planted that they can go to these climate-skeptic websites.”
See, there will be no thought seeds planted on Brandie Freeman’s watch!
Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.
The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women’s March on Washington, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Saturday is also Earth Day.
The March for Science is on Saturday.
Will J Grant and Rod Lambert struggled with the message behind the “March for Science” at The Conversation. We should march, they said a month ago, because “science is a human process”, which will be news to people who thought science was about evidence and reason instead. On Saturday they will be marching for the kind of science that is “passion” and “belief”. Don’t turn up thinking this is about the dispassionate Laws of Physics. You’ll be at the wrong rally.
The March seems to be fighting strawmen. It is supposedly about “Encouraging scientists to share their research” (as if scientists like to hide their research). We know they hide their data, their methods and their adjustments, but when the ABC turns up to interview them, they don’t seem to hide their opinions. They hide their declines but don’t hide their Nobel Prizes (even if they didn’t get them). Do they need encouragement?
Jo’s #1 conclusion about the march?
Those who can’t discover something useful have to march in the streets instead. The March is one big Pat-on-The-Back for the crusaders for taxpayer funds.
Ah taxpayer funds, that are enriching certain people . That is the “green” they care about
Daniel Greenfield tells us a story that we need to hear. A story the corrupt media will not report because they are about protecting a narrative
Sarah Lucy Halimi was thrown out of the window of the third floor Paris apartment while she begged her Muslim killer to spare her life.
The 66-year-old director of an Orthodox Jewish nursery was woken from her sleep when she was violently beaten by her twenty something Muslim neighbor who then dragged her to the window.
She died on the street outside the building where she had lived for thirty years.
The killer had allegedly shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. In the tragic comedy of denial that every Islamic terrorism investigation inevitably becomes, the authorities are still hunting around for his motive.
Well, of course, we must not “jump to conclusions” right? And radical Muslims targeting a Jew? Not part of the narrative. Neither, of course is the reality of “no-go zones”
The street where Sarah Lucy’s broken body lay was the Rue de Vaucouleurs. It’s close to Belleville, a neighborhood whose name means “Beautiful town”, but which is better known these days as one of France’s “Zones Urbaines Sensibles” or “Sensitive Urban Zones.”
Or, without the euphemisms, parts of the beautiful town are really a “No Go Zone”. Or, if you prefer the official descriptions, a vibrant, colorful and multicultural community full of delightfully exotic foods.
Two years ago, smirking media reporters had a field day visiting Belleville to show that FOX News reports about No Go Zones in France were nonsense. “Look, at the couscous restaurants and colorful scarves, there’s nothing to worry about.”
Unless your delightfully multicultural Muslim neighbor decides to shove you through a window while shouting one of his religion’s exotic genocidal epithets about the Jews and all infidels.
Much more to read at the link. Greenfield is one of the best at exposing what the media ignores about what is happening in France, and other European nations. Go read it all, and understand that if the left and their insidious ideals of immigration, it can happen here as well.
The professor who tweeted that “all I want for Christmas is white genocide” is now under investigation by Drexel University for his “extremely damaging conduct” on social media.
George Ciccariello-Maher recently tweeted that he wanted to “vomit” after witnessing someone give their first-class airline seat to a uniformed soldier, and later made his Twitter account private following Campus Reform’s reporting on his recent tweet encouraging Philadelphia residents to shut down a recent Charles Murray lecture at Villanova University.
Although Drexel initially defended his right to freedom of expression, the administration appears to have reconsidered that commitment in the face of increased scrutiny into Ciccariello-Maher’s social media activity.
According to documents obtained by InsideHigherEd, Drexel Provost Brian Blake informed Ciccariello-Maher in an April 3 email that the university intends to commission “a special committee of inquiry to investigate your conduct and provide findings and recommendations to me concerning your extremely damaging conduct.”
Blake told Ciccariello-Maher that his “behavior has left me with no choice but to ensure that an appropriate review is conducted in order to deal with this serious distraction to the important academic mission of the university.”
Moreover, Blake noted that the professor’s behavior is “even more concerning” in light of the “cautionary letter” he had sent in February warning Ciccariello-Maher about not only the “white genocide” tweet, but also several others that appeared to be “advocating for the murder of police officers.”
OF course Ciccariello-Maher will whine about freedom of speech, but, in fact his right to spew his intellectual sewage is not being curtailed is it? Words can have consequences, and Ciccariello-Maher knows that. In this case his words angered a lot of people, and now his bosses are not pleased. He shot his mouth off and now, his chickens are coming home to, well, you know