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Inside the Campaign to Teach Schoolchildren That Climate Change is a Hoax (Video)

Inside the Campaign to Teach Schoolchildren That Climate Change is a Hoax (Video)

Corey Leopold via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 The most insidious revelation to arise from the pilfered Heartland Institute documents was the confirmation that the think tank was sponsoring an effort to systematically lobby K-12 schools to teach climate science as a controversy, not as scientific fact. The best analogy is probably the nationwide effort spurred on by some evangelical groups to get teachers to teach intelligent design or creationism alongside evolution. While it's true that there is some controversy over just how much warming the planet will undergo as a result of the greenhouse gases humankind has dumped into the atmosphere, there is of course no serious debate over whether the fundamental process is occurring. That gases like carbon dioxide and methane trap heat is just basic physics, and there has been a measured warming of around 1˚F that is roundly attributable to...

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