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Texans to Publishers: Fix Flawed Textbooks

Proposed social studies textbooks get climate change wrong, distort facts, deny science

CONTACTS:
Robert Luhn, NCSE, 510/601-7203
Dan Quinn, TFN, 512/322-0545
Lisa Hoyos, Climate Parents, 510/282-0440

Proposed Texas Textbooks Distort Climate Change Facts

One textbook absurdly portrays advocacy group as a science authority

An examination of how proposed social studies textbooks for Texas public schools address climate change reveals distortions and bias that misrepresent the broad scientific consensus on the phenomenon.

Anti-Evolution and Anti-Climate Science Legislation Scorecard: 2014

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, science deniers flocked to familiar ground in 2014. Three bills attacking evolution and three bills hammering on "scientific controversies" were trotted out in Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Virginia. All went down to defeat. Bills targeting climate change specifically were nowhere to be found. (More on that below.) But the trend is clear—expect future anti-science bills to be vague, focusing on "scientific controversies" instead of specific domains.

Kitzmiller v. Dover team, climate science leaders honored by NCSE

The Friend of Darwin Award recognizes the Kitzmiller v. Dover legal team and a stalwart evolution writer. The new Friend of the Planet award recognizes an outspoken climate scientist and a revered writer

Free evolution and climate change book downloads!

Back in late 2009, we started offering free evolution book excerpts on the NCSE web site and via Facebook.

 

The Science League of America Debuts!

NCSE launches its first blog

It was worth the wait.

After pondering the pros and cons of this newfangled "Internet" thing, NCSE has launched the Science League of America—our blog dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change. The blog is at www.ncse.com/blog

Summit: "Americans Illiterate About Climate Change--But Want to Know More"

Summit cover.jpgExperts from around the nation meet to tackle climate literacy

"We have lots of information about climate change, but much of it is falling on deaf ears," says Mark McCaffrey, NCSE policy director. "That's because 90% of Americans admit they're not very well informed about climate change, but 75% would like to know more."

Rap Artist, Education Advisor Extraordinaire, Master Scientist-Communicator honored by NCSE

The Friend of Darwin award recognizes rapper, writer, and educator for their unstinting defense of evolution

Leading Climatologist Joins NCSE Board

Climate change expert Ben Santer joins forces with NCSE

Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, a noted climate researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has joined NCSE's board of directors. Santer, who has devoted years to identifying the role humans play in climate change, will advise NCSE on its new climate change education initiative.

Climate Change Biologist Joins NCSE

Minda Berbeco joins NCSE's new climate change initiative

Biologist Minda Berbeco joins NCSE to expand its climate change education initiative.

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