Global warming doubts spur push to block science standards

February 26, 2016 by Jonathan Mattise

Doubt over man's contribution to global warming is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools.

The Republican-led state House voted 73-20 Friday for a proposed delay of science standards that are taking effect July 1. The standards would be blocked for at least a year. The measure next heads to the Senate.

Several delegates from the coal state said Thursday that the standards didn't sufficiently reflect both sides of the global warming issue. Republican Del. Jim Butler said he's concerned that kids will be taught that West Virginia coal miners are doing "immoral things" to make a living.

The vast majority of peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climate scientists say stems largely from manmade sources. A major source of is burning coal.

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mikiwud
2 / 5 (8) Feb 27, 2016
We had The Inconvenient Truth stopped unless the other point of view was covered in UK schools. It was shown to be at least partly political propaganda in court. So the USA should be able to do the same. Only truth should be taught in schools.
antialias_physorg
3.4 / 5 (10) Feb 27, 2016
Can we just designate the US a science-free zone and cordon it off? Constantly being confronted with the idiocy of that backward nation is getting tedious.
julianpenrod
1 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
The fact is, it's chemtrails, the government project of doping the air with weather modification chemicals from high flying jets, producing long, non dissipating vapor lanes that stretch from horizon to horizon and can last for an hour or more, that is causing chemtrails. A reason it is not admitted is that the politicians would have to admit conspiring against the public, and the Democrats are pushing "alternative energy" systems that damage the environment more, but are permitted only to stop "fossil fuels".
To the extent an emphasis here is "science", note the effect of "science". No "science" devotee ever discussed this. They only use mockery and dismissiveness. If "science" was so effective, they'd be able to address the issue. But "science" is only a propaganda factory for the dull witted.
Protoplasmix
4 / 5 (4) Feb 27, 2016
Can we just designate the US a science-free zone and cordon it off? Constantly being confronted with the idiocy of that backward nation is getting tedious.

A good education is not at all conducive to a well disciplined workforce of wage-slaves. Sadly, quality education is just one of many benefits lost to a money-above-all-else philosophy – which has worked so remarkably well for a few that they can buy governments and/or sanction and bomb them back to the stone-age as they wish. Why should the world expect any different?
antigoracle
1.5 / 5 (8) Feb 27, 2016
Can we just designate the US a science-free zone and cordon it off? Constantly being confronted with the idiocy of that backward nation is getting tedious.

Then we would have to designate you a brain free zone and cordon you off.
Protoplasmix
5 / 5 (3) Feb 27, 2016
Late edit – that should be "quality education for everyone..." From landing humans on the moon to detecting gravitational waves, a quality education is possible, just less and less affordable. The transition from free education to immense debt, coupled with steadily diminishing employment opportunities for humans (vs. automation) is more to the point. And the point is, these are exciting times – the article shows the problem at the state level, while we watch the inevitable ugly self-destruction at the national level during the primaries...
KelDude
5 / 5 (4) Feb 27, 2016
what else do you expect from a state that makes it's living mining/burning coal! Go with climate science and they put themselves out of work. That's fine but wait until your children and grand kids grow up. They will be living literally in "hell on earth". America is so hung up on coal and oil they can't see the forest for the trees. Perhaps it will sink in (no pun intended) when sea level puts Florida under water along with most of the lower Mississippi basin. Good luck with that non-science attitude.
julianpenrod
1.6 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
I said the parrots of the propaganda machine called "science" never discuss matters. This is just another demonstration. The Hate Mafia who act here give me three "1" ranks, but not one of them actually addresses the subject. They play only to the imbeciles, telling them what to think.
antialias_physorg
3.9 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
A good education is not at all conducive to a well disciplined workforce of wage-slaves.

Seems to work elsewhere. Especially if you're into creating high quality goods and innovative solutions it's advantageous (if not absolutely required) to have a well educated workforce.

It is also a bit of an insurance against massive job loss if there's a technology that makes workers in a certain sector obsolete. Well educated workers will be able to find employment elsewhere much more easily.

So a very moderate amount of investment by the state into a quality - and free - education system pays off down the line handsomely in less unemployment benefits having to be doled out.
antigoracle
1.6 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
AGWism is the furthest thing from science, as unequivocally proven by the peer-reviewed trash, starting with Mann's Hockey Schtick to the over 60 instances in which they tried to explain away the Globull Warming Pause. Then of course there is Climategate. So, like any successful cult, they must go after the easily impressionable minds of children.
my2cts
4.3 / 5 (6) Feb 27, 2016
I said the parrots of the propaganda machine called "science" never discuss matters. This is just another demonstration. The Hate Mafia who act here give me three "1" ranks, but not one of them actually addresses the subject. They play only to the imbeciles, telling them what to think.

Four "1" ranks now.
Why do you think people hate you ?
I am sure they love you as much as any other human being.
It's your posts that suck.
my2cts
4.4 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
AGWism is the furthest thing from science,...

You only say that because you are a backward antiscience troll,
not because you have a case.
antigoracle
1.7 / 5 (6) Feb 27, 2016
AGWism is the furthest thing from science,...

You only say that because you are a backward antiscience troll,
not because you have a case.

Another one for the brain free zone.
my2cts
4.4 / 5 (7) Feb 27, 2016
If your "brain free" zone includes everyone who notices that you don't present a case, it will be very crowded.
antigoracle
1.8 / 5 (5) Feb 27, 2016
If your "brain free" zone includes everyone who notices that you don't present a case, it will be very crowded.

Well, it does require a brain to comprehend what a case is and you inbreeders are sure "good" for one thing.
geokstr
1.8 / 5 (5) Feb 28, 2016
Can we just designate the US a science-free zone and cordon it off? Constantly being confronted with the idiocy of that backward nation is getting tedious.

You know it's probably just a coincidence that, in this unbiased forum, there's no mention of a study in the fervent pro-Warmist "Nature Climate Change" which concludes:
""It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims".

What, you say? Shills for Exxon! Lies! Heartland Institute fraud! WattsUpWithThat garbage!

Unfortunately for you, one of the lead authors is your god - MICHAEL E MANN.

Fava beans and a nice Chianti goes well with CROW. As one of the most obnoxious, nastiest commenters here -STUFF IT, JERK.
geokstr
1.8 / 5 (5) Feb 28, 2016
My last comment was aimed squarely at you - antialias_physorg. POS

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