LAT: “Although scientific evidence increasingly shows that fossil fuel consumption has caused the climate to change rapidly, the issue has grown so politicized that skepticism of the broad scientific consensus has seeped into classrooms. …
Climatologists say man-made climate change is not scientifically controversial. … Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position. South Dakota and Utah passed resolutions denying climate change.” Other states have introduced legislation.
The article continues: “Resistance to the scientific consensus breaks down mostly along regional lines, Buhr said, with greater pushback in the South and in regions where “livelihoods have been built on extractive industries” of fossil fuels.
Attacks on evolution come largely from conservative Christians who believe in a literal reading of the biblical creation story. Climate change denial is mostly rooted in political ideology, with foes decrying it as liberal dogma, teachers say. The NCSE’s Scott said that made it much harder to use the courts to protect climate science education.”
LAT is located in a state which is experiencing blackouts now, how do they survive future cuts in available energy? Solyndra’s panel’s will never supply it. What about the energy needs of the schools teaching climate science?