15 Feb '12, 4pm

How the Heartland Institute plans to wreck education

DeSmogBlog has publicized documents that illuminate the Heartland Institute’s denialist agenda, and who’s footing the bill. The list of funders is interesting — Kochs, Philip Morris, Microsoft — and so is the news that they’re handing out money to vocal deniers, and trying to recruit neutral journalists to the cause. But perhaps most sobering is their plan to undermine climate science in the classroom . The think tank has set aside $100,000 a year to develop a “global warming curriculum” that would teach schoolkids to discard established science. As early as the sixth grade, kids would be told that CO2 might not be a big deal, that climate models are unreliable, that human-made climate change is a “major scientific controversy,” and that so-called “evidence” of evolution may well be the work of an Intelligent Designer. Oh wait, I got confused on that last one. Dr. Wojick p...

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