The Heartland Institute, Global Warming and Public Schools
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Documents leaked last weak reveal an effort to cast doubt on climate change with a new curriculum for public schools. Some call it similar to challenging Evolution by pushing Creationism. Is it really about science or public policy? Also, Iran cuts off Oil Exports to Britain and France, as UN nuclear inspectors return to Tehran. On Reporter's Notebook, what does "austerity" really mean in Greece?
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Iran Cuts off Oil Exports to Britain and France ()
Global Warming and the Culture Wars ()
Leaked documents show that the nonprofit Heartland Institute is trying to shake the confidence of public school teachers in human-caused climate change. Its proposed K-12 curriculum says there is "scientific controversy," when a broad consensus of scientists says the case is all too clear. It's evidence of how so-called "merchants of doubt" are challenging efforts to limit the burning of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. How does the effort to contradict climate science compare to the push to teach Creationism as the "other side" of Evolution?
- Darren Samuelsohn: Politico.com, @dsamuelsohn
- Mark McCaffrey: National Center for Science Education, @ncse
- Myron Ebell: Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Anthony Leiserowitz: Yale University, @ecotone2
What Does 'Austerity' Really Mean for Greeks? ()
Half of all Greeks under 25 are unemployed. There are regulator riots on the streets of Athens, and the suicide rate has increased by 40 percent. What's likely to happen after the next Eurozone bailout? Russell Shorter is director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam and a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
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