Climate Change

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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09.19.2017

"New Mexico's Public Education Department unveiled proposed teaching standards ... that critics say would omit references to evolution, rising global temperatures and the age of Earth from the state's science curriculum," reports the Albuquerque Journal (September 16, 2017).

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09.08.2017

At its September 8, 2017, meeting, the Nebraska state board of education voted 6-1 to adopt a new set of state science standards (PDF), the Omaha World-Herald (September 8, 2017) reported.

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09.05.2017

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Around the world, there is a high level of acceptance of anthropogenic climate change on the part of people under the age of thirty, according to the latest Global Shaper Survey, conducted by the World Economic Forum.

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09.01.2017

As New York begins its transition to a new set of state science standards (PDF) that contain climate change, the New York State School Boards Association issued a new report, "When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools" (PDF), to prepare school leaders and educators for the changes and challenges ahead.

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08.11.2017

At its August 10, 2017, meeting, the Idaho state board of education gave preliminary approval to a new set of state science standards, reports Idaho Education News (August 10, 2017).

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08.09.2017

The Nebraska state board of education heard from the public about a proposed set of new state science standards (PDF), according to the Omaha World-Herald (August 7, 2017) — and climate change and evolution were front and center.

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