Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Fight To Put Climate Science Into The Curriculum Of Public Schools
There has been a long term battle to keep evolutionary theory in the curriculum of our public schools. Many Americans prefer to believe that the earth is not billions of years old and they prefer the concept of intelligence design, which is not backed by the scientific community, to evolutionary theory which they view as a theory that has not been substantiated by evidence. The new battle over the science curriculum is over climate science. Many Americans, which includes many who reject the teaching of evolutionary theory, have been taught that the burning of fossil fuels is not connected to the warming of our planet. More than half of our states are going to include climate science in the curriculum. This is a welcome change in the science curriculum but it run into lots of resistance from those who have invested millions in maintaining ignorance about climate science.