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Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education in the United Kingdom, "has abandoned plans to drop climate change from the geography national curriculum," reported the Guardian (July 5, 2013).
"Five US states have adopted science education standards that recommend introducing two highly charged topics — climate-change science and evolution — into classrooms well before high school," reports Nature (July 3, 2013).
Eugenie C. Scott
NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed by Inside Climate News (July 2, 2013).
NCSE offers its belated congratulations to Bill McKibben on winning the Sophie Prize, "established to inspire people working towards a sustainable future," for 2013, in recognition of his efforts to combat climate change.
The American Meteorological Society, in a policy statement adopted on May 23, 2013, affirmed the importance of climate science to science education.
James E. Hansen
NCSE is delighted to congratulate James E. Hansen on receiving the Ridenhour Courage Prize for 2013.
"U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up after several years of expanded public skepticism," according (PDF) to a new poll from Gallup. Also heading back up are the rate of understanding that most scientists accept global warming and the rate of accepting that increases in the global temperature over the last century are mostly due to human activity.
NCSE is pleased to announce three new additions to its Advisory Council, reflecting the addition of climate education to NCSE's area of concern: James E. Hansen, Michael MacCracken, and Bill McKibben.