Three ranking House Democrats on Monday urged teachers to throw away copies of a book written by climate scientists challenging the catastrophic global-warming view, saying the nation’s schools are “inappropriate” forums for such a discussion. The Democratic blast at “climate deniers” came in response to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute to distribute free DVDs and copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 K-12 science teachers. “Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia Democrat, ranking member of the Education and the Workforce Committee. “Successful high school graduates are aware and engaged global citizens with an understanding of and appreciation for scientific fact,” said Mr. Scott in a press release. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.” Heartland Institute president Joseph Bast fired off a statement Monday asking, “Is this a belated April Fool’s Day joke? If not, it should be. This is hilarious.” In its March 3 letters to teachers, Heartland asked them to “consider the possibility that the science is in fact not ‘settled.’” “If that’s the case, then students would be better served by letting them know a vibrant debate is taking place among scientists on how big the human impact on climate is, and whether or not we should be worried about it,” said Mr. Bast. “That sounds pretty reasonable, doesn’t it? Not, apparently, to out-of-touch Democrats in Washington, DC.” The book’s three authors, all of whom hold doctorates and taught science at the university level, are Craig Idso, S. Fred Singer and Robert M. Carter, who died in 2016.
The nerve of these self-righteous, and brazenly hypocritical, House Democrats is truly breathtaking. The whole so-called “Global Warming” (or it’s latest euphemism, “Climate Change”) agenda pushed in our schools today is entirely propaganda!! It’s just THEIR approved propaganda. And, despite what the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and most Democrats, will tell you…there is NO consensus in the scientific community about that issue. For every “scientist” that asserts that global warming is happening and that man is to blame, we’ll find the same number of scientists who will say just the opposite. They just won’t get their time in front of the cameras at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and so on…as it undermines their liberal environmental agenda. High school kids SHOULD be exposed to alternative philosophies and perspectives….and learn how to think for themselves….which is exactly what these hypocritical Democrats are afraid of.