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Is No Place Safe? Climate Change Denialists Seek to Sway Science Teachers

Ann Reid, , UCS

The Heartland Institute–an organization that denies climate change–has launched a misinformation campaign targeting school teachers. Across the U.S. teachers received a misleading booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” (sic). At the National Center for Science Education, we have almost three decades of experience helping teachers, parents, and students facing anti-science rhetoric in the classroom. Here is how we’re advising science teachers to explain why using these materials in any science classroom would be a terrible idea. Read more >

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Cropped image of Heartland Institute Report Cover with "Not Science" Stamp
“Not Science” stamp on top of the report cover that the Heartland Institute mailed to teachers during spring 2017. The report misrepresents climate science.

Déjà vu all over again: Heartland Institute Peddling Misinformation to Teachers about Climate Change

, senior climate scientist

The Heartland Institute has been spreading misinformation about climate change in some American classrooms. As we have seen in the past, the classroom is a starting point for misinformation to spread more widely. Anyone concerned about misleading information in schools can learn more with an update forthcoming from those who keep track – the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Read more >

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EPA Head Pruitt on Climate Change: Dead Wrong. Three Fundamental Scientific Facts He Needs to Know.

, senior climate scientist

This morning EPA administrator Scott Pruitt got the facts dead wrong on climate change. Here are his remarks and a quick recap of three fundamental facts that scientists at NASA, NOAA, NSF, EPA, and beyond have established over decades. Read more >

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Barnard College to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies that Deny Climate Science

, climate accountability campaign manager

This past Saturday, the Barnard College Board of Trustees voted to divest from all fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. The decision was based on the recommendation of a Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment, which cited our report The Climate Accountability Scorecard: Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action as a potential resource for differentiating among companies. As other investors follow in Barnard’s footsteps, it will create incentives for and put pressure on companies like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Shell to improve their climate-related positions and actions. Read more >

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My Education in Climate-Denial Jujitsu

Maryam Zaringhalam, , UCS

“If we aren’t going to listen to the experts when we craft our bills, I’m really not sure what we’re doing here,” said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) as I took my seat in the chambers of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday, July 7th. I wasn’t surprised to hear her say it. The Republican-dominated Committee has long been hostile to expert opinion—particularly on mainstream climate science—to the frustration of the minority Democrats. Read more >

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