Climate Change

11.14.2017

New Mexico is now officially the nineteenth state to have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. 

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11.02.2017

On November 2, 2017, the Utah state board of education voted 10-4 to begin the process of revising the state science standards for elementary and high school — albeit "[o]ver objections that national science education standards push a political agenda on global warming and do not include instruction of intelligent design as a counterpoint to teaching evolution," according to the Deseret News (November 2, 2017).

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10.26.2017

"After facing an onslaught of opposition, New Mexico's Public Education Department officials on Wednesday decided to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards 'in their entirety,'" the Albuquerque Journal (October 25, 2017), reports.

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10.19.2017

After a public hearing in Santa Fe in which the flawed science standards for New Mexico were consistently opposed, the Public Education Department is promising to restore part of the removed content on evolution, the age of the earth and climate change — but important concerns remain.

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10.12.2017

As the October 16, 2017, public hearing in Santa Fe on the new state science standards proposed for New Mexico approaches, there is no sign of the opposition to their omission of references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth abating.

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10.12.2017

Graphic: Pew Research Center"The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider," in the words of a headline of a Pew Research Center report dated October 5, 2017 — and public attitudes toward climate change are evidently involved.

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10.05.2017

Opposition to the new state science standards proposed in New Mexico — which omit references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth —is coming fast and furious.  

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10.04.2017

EPIC logoA new survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research examines American attitudes toward climate change.

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09.27.2017

Climate Change in the Latino Mind cover"Latinos are much more engaged with the issue of global warming than are non-Latinos," according to a new report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. "Latinos are more convinced global warming is happening and human-caused, more worried about it, perceive greater risks, are more supportive of climate change policies, and are more willing to get involved politically."

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09.26.2017

The new state science standards proposed in New Mexico — which omit references to evolution, human responsibility for climate change, and the age of the earth — are attracting scrutiny and criticism across the state.

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