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07.29.2016

Chart from Yale Project on Climate Change Communication"One in seven Americans think it is definitely (7%) or probably (9%) true that 'God controls the climate, therefore people can't be causing global warming," according to a July 26, 2016, note from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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07.26.2016

Tim LaHayeThe evangelical writer and activist Tim LaHaye died on July 25, 2016, at the age of 90, according to NBC News (July 25, 2016). LaHaye was best known for the Left Behind series of novels, coauthored with Jerry B. Jenkins, in which he imagined the Apocalypse unfolding according to his premillennialist and pretribulationist understanding of Scripture. In 2005, Time magazine included LaHaye and his wife Beverly LaHaye — founder of Concerned Women for America — in its list of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America.

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07.25.2016

AGU logoNCSE is delighted to congratulate Richard Alley on receiving the Climate Communications Prize and Naomi Oreskes on receiving the Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union.

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07.20.2016

Naomi OreskesNCSE is delighted to congratulate Naomi Oreskes on receiving the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication for 2016. Presented by Climate One, a project of the Commonwealth Club of California, the award is "given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion."

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07.14.2016

Barbara ForrestWriting in the Baton Rouge Advocate (July 7, 2016), Barbara Forrest rebutted a series of misleading claims about the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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07.06.2016

Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2016 cover

Seven in ten Americans think that global warming is happening, and slightly over half think that, if it is happening, it is mostly owing to human activity, but only about one in ten know that nearly all climate scientists agree that global warming is happening as a result of human activity. Those were among the key findings of Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2016 (PDF).

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06.29.2016

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Ann Reid's talk "Science Class is for Science, Right? Think Again," delivered at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, on March 31, 2016, to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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06.23.2016

Senate Bill 3074, introduced in the U. S. Senate on June 16, 2016, would, if enacted, authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a climate change education program.

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06.16.2016

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement. And we are beginning to amass a similar trove of material on disputes over climate change education.

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06.07.2016

A milestone: there are now over 170,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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