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SCIENCE EDUCATION

Attacks on Science Education Intensify

Attacks on climate science in schools aren’t just interferences with teaching, they prepping young minds to make the kinds of emotionally driven argumentative responses that make our public discourse at the national level so fruitless.

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate Scientist Open Letter Wars

A group of Australian scientists have published an uncharacteristically blunt letter reiterating yet again that the public debate about climate science is “phony.” It’s real, it’s here, and its time to suck it up and deal.

FAITH AND SCIENCE

A Message from on High

Marta Cook applauds the “Green Pope,” Benedict XVI for the forthright decision by its Academy of Sciences to address the moral dimensions of global warming.

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Is global warming a black swan?

Year after year the worriers and fretters would come to me with awful predictions of the outbreak of war. I denied it each time. I was only wrong twice. -Senior British intelligence official, retiring in 1950 after 47 years of [...]

CLIMATE SCIENCE

A science-free Congress?

To our dismay, and the nation’s detriment, self-described climate change deniers – strongly supported by fossil-fuel interests — continue to mislead Congress and the public. In late January, we joined 14 other leading scientists in writing a letter to every [...]

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

A Forecast for Disaster

Weather predictions used to be a frequent punchline but they have improved dramatically in recent years. More often than not you’ll need an umbrella if your local television channel or website of choice tells you to bring one when you [...]

CLIMATE SCIENCE

The Inquisition of Climate Science

The forthcoming book deals a devastating blow to the denier movement, exposing it’s pseudoscience for what it really is: polluter-funded misinformation.

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