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On Monday, the National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit group that denounces intelligent design and supports an evolution-only curriculum in the classroom, will expand its mission. The organization of scientists, anthropologists and others is turning its attention to climate change, and it will mount an aggressive effort to teach the nation’s schoolchildren that climate change is real and is being driven by human activity.

“For 20 years, we’ve helped teachers cope with what we can only describe as societal or political problems in teaching evolution. They’re running into the same opposition in teaching climate change,” NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott said. “We worry, because of our experience with evolution, that basic science is going to be compromised as a result of this political and ideological opposition. Good science needs to be taught.”

– Ben Wolfgqng, “Scientists want climate change in young minds: Teachings to point to human causes” (The Washington Times, January 16, 2012 )

But what is the Darwin lobby bringing to the conflict that the climate change people need? One critic points out,

.. such efforts essentially amount to “the politicization of curriculum.”

Well yes, because the climate change message isn’t that climate change is happening. The climate change message is that it is happening because of current human activities.

That’s what’s behind the drive for new laws, rules, court decisions, shutdowns, crackdowns, halts to job creation, policing, taxes, etc. Which actually isn’t far from the Darwin lobby’s ideological home, and they’ll meet a lot of friends and colleagues there.

What’s different, of course, is that far more people care about the rules imposed by the climate change lobby, especially when they kill jobs and towns, as with Keystone Excel or create only fake jobs as with Solyndra.

We’ll see how that turns out for the Darwin lobby.

Note: This one first turned up on the radar last fall.

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5 Replies to “More on Darwin lobby’s foray into climate change:

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    Blue_Savannah says:

    They are two sides of the same coin: Eugenics

    darwinists and climate changers (for lack of a better term)
    seek to control humanity and the world by having an ‘elite’ group decide what is ‘best’ for the world. Population control by means of eugenics will be high on the list.

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    Joe says:

    There is an interview in jan 2012 SciAm with a scientist studying desert life. She says dust is a main cause of ice and snow melting sooner than it should.

    Ya see the desert sands are being blown away and that settles on the mountain snows, which causes them to melt because the dust absorbs the sunlight which heats the snow/ ice beneath it.

    But anyway if the NCSE is getting involved we can be assured that its intentions will be very misguided…

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    StuartHarris says:

    @Blue_Savannah,

    Isn’t it ironic that NCSE Executive Director Ms. Scott’s first name is “Eugenie”?

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    They are two sides of the same coin: Eugenics

    darwinists and climate changers (for lack of a better term)
    seek to control humanity and the world by having an ‘elite’ group decide what is ‘best’ for the world. Population control by means of eugenics will be high on the list.

    This is ridiculous.

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    Joe says:

    Climate Liar or Denier? Is The ‘National Center for Science Education’ Either or Neither?:

    Question: When a person or organization makes a clear “statement of fact” about global warming and climate change that is empirically wrong (wrong due to misrepresentation, deceit, omission, fabrication, speculation and/or exaggeration) does that constitute being a ‘climate liar’ or a ‘climate denier’ or both or neither?

    Case in point: The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) states that “climate models have become remarkably accurate and…that future projections are robust.”

    The NCSE is spectacularly wrong with their above statement as the examples of robust prediction failure by climate models are empirical fact, which even the IPCC’s associated scientists and model experts recognize.

    So….is the NCSE a ‘climate science liar’? A ‘climate science denier’? A ‘climate science abuser’? Or, just a flat-out, robust ‘climate science ignoramus’ (by accident or willingly)?

    Also: Climate Skepticism the new Creationism? New NCSE board member excels in character smears and truth challenged to boot.

    Looks like I have met a new friend….

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