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A recent poll (PDF) conducted for the League of Conservation Voters suggests that young voters regard climate change as a threat and are suspicious of climate change denial.
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.
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.