Found this post on Wake Up America, about how only the global warming due to carbon emissions is being taught in the public schools.
To which I had a reply!
The biggest problem in education, and being in it I know, is that the general public has accepted the entire arguement of global warming being particularly caused by carbon emissions as a fact, and not a theory.
In my classes, I teach history, I have decided to show from the historical record the times that Earth has shifted in climate due to a natural process, and not related to carbon emissions.
While I remain firmly undecided, and support reform in energy policy from a strategic perspective, and also from a consumer and stewardship perspective, the lack of debate on this topic, at least known to the public at large is an incredible travesty of the scientific community.
While climate change does seem to be occurring, and this is disconcerting, the lack of a well rounded presentation, particulary in the classroom has resulted in the de facto propagandization of the public.
It is time for reasonable, multfaceted, empirically based arguments to be presented to the public, and particularly to school children. Currently, this phenomena is being taught as fact, when it is in fact, theory.
Oh, and I don’t support teaching “Intelligent Design” in public schools, for those who would think I am a bit off the reservation. However, I think evolution should be taught as a theory. With all its holes presented.