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Rep. Lamar Smith Misunderstands Science

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) states that as Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology he seeks facts about climate change, and that his Committee follows “the scientific method.” These are welcome and vitally important positions for a powerful Congressman to take on a topic of such vital national interest. It is essential that scientific evidence be the foundation for legislative action about climate change.

Unfortunately, in his article Mr. Smith does not seek facts or apply the scientific method. Instead, he makes claims that are contrary to established facts, and provides no evidence or analysis to support his assertions as the scientific method requires. Read more >

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Americans Deserve Better than the Heartland Institute’s Climate “Experts”

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Who did President Trump invite to his Paris Climate Agreement announcement? A cadre of industry-tied lobbyists and others who have peddled climate disinformation for years. Read more >

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Five Ways President Trump Has Failed Rural America in the First 100 Days

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Look out rural America, President Trump has an executive order for you. As the White House looks to create a sense of achievement before its first 100 days is up on Saturday, the President will sign a flurry of new orders this week, including one today “promoting agriculture and rural prosperity in America.” But will it really help struggling farmers and rural economies? That remains to be seen.

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

Ann Reid,

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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