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Antiscience bill on the Pennsylvania horizon

Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania legislator is seeking cosponsors for a bill that would allow public school students to assess "the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories," the Philadelphia Inquirer (August 4, 2013) reports.

NCSE at "Communicating Climate Science"

"Communicating Climate Science" logo

The American Geophysical Union held a conference on "Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future" — and NCSE was there in force.

Climate education saved in Britain?

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).

NGSS adoption update

"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).

NCSE's Scott interviewed by Inside Climate News

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed by Inside Climate News (July 2, 2013).

Congratulations to Bill McKibben

Bill McKibbenBill McKibben

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.

"Climate science is core to science education"

American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society, in a policy statement adopted on May 23, 2013, affirmed the importance of climate science to science education.

Hansen receives Ridenhour Courage Prize

james_hansen.jpgJames E. Hansen

NCSE is delighted to congratulate James E. Hansen on receiving the Ridenhour Courage Prize for 2013.

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