Is your School teaching Climate Change Denial?


We have to stop this from happening in American (and Chinese and Indian) schools.–KAS

Climate Change Denial Sweeping Into Public Schools

by Jessica Pieklo

The various attacks on public and private unions orchestrated across the states has clear, direct ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. But did you know that a host of anti-science bills mandating the teaching of climate change denial or “skepticism” as a credible “theoretical alternative” to climate change is also an ALEC bill?

So far Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position. Both South Dakota and Utah passed resolutions denying climate change and Tennessee and Oklahoma also have introduced legislation to open classrooms up to climate change deniers.

In this case the ALEC model bill is called the “Environmental Literacy Improvement Act and is financed by the oil and gas industry. The Center for Media and Democracy traced the money behind the bill and discovered The Heartland Institute, run by the daughter of disgraced Watergate convict G. Gordon Liddy helped develop the bill. The Heartland Institute is heavily funded by ExxonMobile and Koch Industries.

It’s not just that corporations have extensive resources to pour into electoral politics via dark money, its that they simultaneously fund these astroturf groups that promote disinformation campaigns purely to promote their own economic gains. It’s a dirty, cynical way to conduct public policy and governance that is ultimately not compatible with a healthy, functioning democracy.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/climate-change-denial-sweeping-into-public-schools.html#ixzz1kuuKHHeh

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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4 Responses to Is your School teaching Climate Change Denial?

  1. klem says:

    Yes my school is teaching climate change denial. Thank God.

    • So, there is no need to follow the Bible and take care of the planet God gave us.
      Sad world you are planting for my daughter and others, Klem!!!!

    • Bible Quotes In Support of Stewardship
      God Created the Earth and All of Nature in it
      Psalms 104:25,30. In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your
      creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond
      number – living things both large and small… When you send your Spirit, they
      are created and you renew the earth.
      John 1:3. Through him all things were made: without him nothing was made
      that has been made.
      Colossians 1:16-17. All things were created by him and for him. He is before
      all things and in him all things hold together.
      God has a Relationship with All of His Creation
      Psalm 96:10-13. The Lord reigns… Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be
      glad, let the seas resound and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and
      everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy, they will
      sing before the Lord for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.
      Isaiah 43:20-21. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because
      I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my
      people, my chosen.
      Deut. 32:1-2. Listen, Oh heavens, and I will speak, hear, Oh earth, the words of
      my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like
      showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
      Job 37:14-18. Listen to this, Job. Stop and consider God’s wonders. Do you
      know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you
      know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who is perfect in
      knowledge?
      Psalms 104:25, 27. Animals, both small and great.. they all wait for thee to
      give them their food in due season.
      Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they
      reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are
      you not worth much more than they? God’s Power is Seen in Nature
      Joshua 2:11. For the lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.
      Romans 1:20. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his
      eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood
      from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
      Psalms 104:24. How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom have you made
      them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious,
      teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small.
      God Calls All of His Creation to Worship
      Psalm 19:1. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is
      declaring the work of His hands.
      Isaiah 55:12-13. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and
      all the trees of the field will clap their hands. All this will be a memorial for the
      Lord, a sign that for all time will not be cut off.
      Nehemiah 9:6. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens and all their
      starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You
      gave life to everything and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
      Psalm 8:3-8. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the
      moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are
      mindful of him, the son of man.
      I Chron. 16:7,30-34. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly
      established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice. Let the earth he glad;
      let them say among the nations, “The lord reigns!”
      Rev 5:13. Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the
      earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing “To him who sits on the
      throne and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power for ever and
      ever.”
      Job 9:5-10. But how can a mortal be righteous before God? Though no one
      wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him one time out of a
      thousand. His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and
      come out unscathed? He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. He shakes the earth from its place and makes it
      pillars tremble. He speaks to the sun and it does not shine.
      God Teaches Humans through Nature
      Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air
      and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish
      of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the
      lord has done this. In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all
      mankind.
      Romans 1:19-20. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because
      God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal
      power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and
      seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse.
      Isaiah 11:9. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for
      the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
      God Expects Humans to be His Stewards with Nature
      Genesis 1:26. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, and let them rule
      over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the
      earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
      Lev. 25:23-24. The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
      Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the
      redemption of the land.
      Ezekiel 34:2-4. Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of
      themselves! Should not the shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds,
      clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you did
      not take care of the flock! You have not strengthened the weak or healed the
      sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched
      for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.
      Ezekiel 34:10. 0 shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the
      sovereign Lord says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable
      for my flock.
      Ezekiel 34:17-18. As for you, my flock… Is it not enough for you to feed on
      good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with
      your feet?
      Isaiah 24:4-6. The earth dries up and withers, the world languished and
      withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth lies under its inhabitants;
      for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the
      everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must
      bear their guilt.
      Jer. 2:7. I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But
      you came and defiled my land and you made my inheritance detestable.
      Luke 16:2,10,13. And he called him and said to him, “What is this I hear about
      you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.
      He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is
      unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous in much. You cannot serve both
      God and mammon.
      James 5:5. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton
      pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
      Mark 4:19. …and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches and
      the desires for other things enter in and choke the word and it becomes
      unfruitful.
      Revelation 11:18. The nations were angry and your wrath has come. The time
      has come for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those
      who reverence your name, both small and great – and for destroying those who
      destroy the earth.
      God Expects Us to Obey Him in our Lifestyle
      Luke 12:15,23,34. And He said to them, “Beware and be on your guard against
      every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does life consist
      of his possessions. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
      For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
      Leviticus 26:3-4,6. If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my
      commands, I will send you rain in its season and the ground will yield its crops
      and the trees of the field their fruit… and I will grant peace in the land.
      God Expects Us to Obey His Commands1 Peter 3:17. It is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what
      is right, rather than for doing what is wrong.
      Psalm 37:34. Wait for the lord and keep his way.
      Exodus 23:2. Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.
      Hebrews 10:30-31. For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will
      repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a terrifying thing to
      fall into the hands of the living God.
      Scriptural Defense of Endangered Species
      Fact #1 God Created the Different Species of Plants and Animals
      Genesis 1:11-12. God created plants.
      Then God said, “let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees
      on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And
      it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their
      kinds and trees hearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God
      saw that it was good.
      Genesis 1:20-21. God created fish and birds.
      And God said, “let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above
      the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of
      the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems,
      according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God
      saw that it was good.
      Genesis 1:24-25. God created animals.
      And God said, “let the land produce living creatures according to their kind:
      livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each
      according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to
      their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that
      move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
      Fact #2 God Blessed the Different Species of Plants and Animals
      Genesis 1:22. God blessed [the birds and sea animals], and said, “Be fruitful
      and increase in number.”
      Fact #3 God Protected the Different Species
      Genesis 6:19-21. God said, “You are to bring into the ark two of every kind of
      living creature, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves
      along the ground will come to you to he kept alive. You are to take every kind
      of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and them.” Noah
      did everything just as God commanded him.
      Genesis 7:8-10. Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures
      that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah. And after the
      seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
      Fact # 4 God Made an Eternal Covenant with the Different Species of
      Plants and Animals
      Genesis 9:8-9. Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now
      establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every
      living creature that was with you – the birds, the livestock, and all the wild
      animals, all those that came out of the ark with you – every living Creature on
      the earth.”
      Genesis 9:12-13. And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making
      between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all
      generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will he the sign
      of the covenant between me and the earth.

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