National Research Council developing global warming indoctrination standards for classrooms

The global warming hoax is unraveling further with every passing day. In response to the wheels falling off their agenda in the public arena, leftists are now shifting their sights to indoctrination of school children.

Via the WSJ:

After many years in which evolution was the most contentious issue in science education, climate change is now the battle du jour in school districts across the country.

The fight could heat up further in April, when several national bodies are set to release a draft of new science standards that include detailed instruction on climate change.

The groups preparing the standards include the National Research Council, which is part of the congressionally chartered National Academies. They are working from a document they drew up last year that says climate change is caused in part by manmade events, such as the burning of fossil fuels. The document says rising temperatures could have “large consequences” for the planet.

Most climate experts accept those notions as settled science. But they are still debated by some scientists, helping to fuel conflicts between parents and teachers.

Scientists relying on public grant money have accepted the notion of “global warming”. However, hard data proving actual global warming is becoming scarcer by the day.

Here is a recent example of global warming scientists caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Again. Via climate skeptic:

The GISS has revised downwards early 20th century temperatures by as much as 2C, despite Iceland’s Met office crying foul. It is unclear exactly what justification is being used to adjust the raw data. Valid reasons include adjustments for changes in the time-of-day of the reading, changes to the instrument’s location or type, and urbanization effects. It is virtually impossible to imagine changes in the first two categories that would be on the order of magnitude of 2C, and urbanization adjustments would have the opposite sign (e.g. make older readings warmer to match current urban-warming-biased readings).

Arctic stations like these are particularly important to the global metrics because the GISS extrapolates the temperature of the entire Arctic from just a few thermometers. Changes to one reading at a station like Reykjavik could change the GISS extrapolated temperatures for hundreds of thousands of square miles.

Revising early 20th century temperature data downward will make late 20th century temperatures ‘appear’ to spike. Of course, the NRC guidelines will not teach this in school since the ‘leaders’ of the NRC are big supporters of the global warming hoax.

One example of bias emanating from the NRC are the alarming statements made by Ralph J. Cicerone, President National Academy of Sciences to the Subcommittee on Global Climate Change and Impacts Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (U.S. Senate) July 20, 2005:

Carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for many decades and major parts of the climate system respond slowly to changes in greenhouse gas concentrations. The slow response of the climate system to increasing greenhouse gases also means that changes and impacts will continue during the twenty-first century and beyond, even if emissions were to be stabilized or reduced in the near future.

Simulations of future climate change project that, by 2100, global surface temperatures will be from 2.5 to 10.4oF (1.4 to 5.8oC) above 1990 levels. Pinpointing the magnitude of future warming is hindered both by remaining gaps in understanding the science and by the fact that it is difficult to predict society’s future actions, particularly in the areas of population growth, economic growth, and energy use practices. Other scientific uncertainties about future climate change relate to the regional effects of climate change and how climate change will affect the frequency and severity of weather events.

It is important to recognize however, that while future climate change and its impacts are inherently uncertain, they are far from unknown. The combined effects of ice melting and sea water expansion from ocean warming will likely cause the global average sea-level to rise by between 0.1 and 0.9 meters between 1990 and 2100. In colder climates, such warming could bring longer growing seasons and less severe winters. Those in coastal communities, many in developing nations, will experience increased flooding due to sea level rise and are likely to experience more severe storms and surges. In the Arctic regions, where temperatures have risen more than the global average, the landscape and ecosystems are being altered rapidly.

This is a whole lot of panic for something that isn’t actually happening.

The NRC leftists are pushing their agenda to impressionable school children who should spend more time learning the three R’s rather than being subjected to left wing indoctrination.

*an extra big tip O’ the hat to Martin @ What Would The Founders Think? for sending me the WSJ article.

Comments
  • Martin March 15, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Glad you were able to make use of it. Keep up the good fight, mate.

    • steve March 15, 2012 at 5:50 am

      Thanks again for sending the info my way. Scary stuff the NRC is doing, isn’t it?

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