For three decades, the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has focused most of its efforts on defending the teaching of evolution in the classroom. Increasingly, however, the teachers its executive director, Dr. Eugenie Scott, hears from are under fire for teaching global warming. Read more…
Is it hot enough for you? Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12.[Via Climate Central] Summer 2012 has proved a landmark time in climate history, with record heat, rainfall, wildfires, floods and droughts throughout the country and across the globe. Recent reports came in that global CO2 […]
We published a response to Congressman Cravaack’s amendment to cut funding for climate change education in the Duluth News Tribune. Read the article…
If you pay attention to the rhetoric between climate change supporters and climate change deniers, you would think that it is a polarizing issue; that you could predict by political party affiliation which way the public will fall on climate and energy issues. A new poll says this is not true. The majority of all […]
It is quite alarming to learn that The Heartland Institute, a conservative think-tank, is planning to create educational materials that contradict the established science on climate change.
This year’s UN climate conference – the longest to date – concluded in Durban at 6am Sunday morning after a second all night session of negotiating.
“A People United, Will Never Be Defeated” One week ago in the big march and rally through the streets of Durban those words were echoed over and over along with many other chants as 7,000 activists from all over the world made their statement. Were the delegates and ministers from the 191 countries represented at […]
Updated: Watch videos from The Changing Arctic Event! Over 80 people joined the Will Steger Foundation and partners for a thought-provoking conversation on The Changing Arctic on October 27th at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Watch the Videos and read the recap
The Union of Concerned Scientists released an excellent peer-reviewed report Thursday called Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution. The full national report is at www.ucsusa.org (PDF 2.3MB). The report found climate change-induced ozone increases in Minnesota could result in about 62,000 additional cases of serious respiratory illnesses and almost $107 million […]
I was reminded of this song from my childhood this week. It goes something like this: “One of these things is not like the other…one of these things just doesn’t belong…” While Minnesota Senator Al Franken took the right step to propose a Senate Resolution to support the Clean Air Act and voted against all […]