NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2012/10/26
(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)
Dear Friends of NCSE, A brand-new documentary on climate change denial is now available on-line.
CLIMATE OF DOUBT ON-LINE Climate of Doubt, the Frontline documentary on the promulgation of climate change denial that aired on October 23, 2012, is now available on-line. The documentary focuses on how, over the last four years, climate change deniers mobilized, framed their tactics, and undermined public and political acceptance of the global scientific consensus on climate change. Climate change education receives a passing mention: "Beyond Washington, in wave after wave, the skeptic tactic of fighting scientific warnings with doubt and delay was finding success. Tennessee passed a law allowing the views of climate change skeptics to be taught in schools." (Similarly, although unmentioned, Louisiana passed such a law in 2008, and South Dakota adopted a resolution in 2010 calling for "balanced teaching of global warming" in the state's public schools.) Along with the documentary itself, Frontline is also providing a transcript, extended interviews with people featured in the documentary, and a timeline on the politics of climate change. For the Climate of Doubt website, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/climate-of-doubt/ For NCSE's discussion of how climate change denial is affecting education, visit: http://ncse.com/climate/denial/denial-affecting-education Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- http://ncse.com -- where you can always find the latest news on evolution and climate education and threats to them. -- Sincerely, Glenn Branch Deputy Director National Center for Science Education, Inc. 420 40th Street, Suite 2 Oakland, CA 94609-2509 510-601-7203 x305 fax: 510-601-7204 800-290-6006 firstname.lastname@example.org http://ncse.com Read Reports of the NCSE on-line: http://reports.ncse.com Subscribe to NCSE's free weekly e-newsletter: http://groups.google.com/group/ncse-news NCSE is on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/evolution.ncse http://www.youtube.com/NatCen4ScienceEd http://twitter.com/ncse NCSE's work is supported by its members. Join today! http://ncse.com/join