U.S. science teachers cool to global warming theory

classroomSo why do half of adult Americans not believe humans are changing the climate? A Penn State researcher went looking in the nation’s classrooms.

But not at the students. Eric Plutzer asked what their science teachers believe.

Plutzer’s survey of 1,500 middle and high-school science teachers found they are cool to global warming theory.

Specifically:

• While most do teach about climate change, 30 per cent of teachers in the survey said they emphasize that recent global warming “is likely due to natural causes.” This is sharply different from what actual climate scientists say.

• Another 12 per cent downplay the human role, or never mention it at all, the survey found.

Plutzer wondered why this happens and dug deeper.

“It doesn’t seem to be parents or administrators, as very few teachers reported external pressure not to teach climate change,” says the journal Science, which published his study in Friday’s edition.

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    amirlach

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    [quote]• While most do teach about climate change, 30 per cent of teachers in the survey said they emphasize that recent global warming “is likely due to natural causes.” This is sharply different from what actual climate scientists say.[/quote]

    Nice appeal to a failed authority there Pultzer! 😀

    Your claim about “What actual climate scientists say”. Is sharply different from what the “actual data” says.
    [img]http://www.cfact.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Oops-graph-shows-no-warming-16-years.jpg[/img]

    [quote]Plutzer writes that American science teachers “may not be very knowledgeable about a wide range of evidence,” such as the carbon dioxide measurements from ice cores that span a long time.

    His science teachers were also unaware that almost all climate scientists agree humans are changing the climate.
    [/quote] Looks like Pultzer is not very knowledgeable about what the evidence says.

    Carbon dioxide measurements from ice cores that span a long time clearly show Co2 rise lags temperature rise.

    Besides almost all of the “climate scientists” think models that fail 100% of the time are proof or something. Who knew?

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/06/still-epic-fail-73-climate-models-vs-measurements-running-5-year-means/

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    man-in-the-sun

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    More than 70,000 US middle school and high school teachers are teaching their students that climate change is not a result of humans, a survey found. The first US nationwide investigation into how children are taught about climate change, found that 54% of teachers tell their students that climate chance is caused by burning fossil fuels.

    Research published in the journal, Science, found that 16% of science teachers in the US personally believe that global warming is just a natural event, and humans have had no impact upon it. This is despite 95% of climatologists accepting that humans have caused climate change by burning fossil fuels, and adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

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    JayPee

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    @ sun—man

    Are you that dumb ?
    Are you the sum of uncredited and unproven sh*t ?

    How does it feel to be a ranting puppet of the phony alarmist crowd ? Are you proud ?

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    Gator

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    [quote]This is despite 95% of climatologists accepting that humans have caused climate change by burning fossil fuels, and adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.[/quote]

    Over 95% of Christians accept that Christ is their saviour and that the universe was created by God. Religions generate consensus, science demands skepticism, and facts.

    Please do me two favors.

    1- List [u]all[/u] climate forcings, order them from most to least effectual, and then [u]quantify[/u] them all.

    2- Please provide [u]even one[/u] peer reviewed paper that refutes natural variability as the cause of recent, or [u]any[/u], global climate changes.

    There is nothing unusual or unprecedented about our climate, or how we got here. For 4,500,000,000 years climates have always changed, naturally. This means there has been a set precedent, and the burden of proof falls on natural climate change deniers like yourself.

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    amirlach

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    Since when is what anyone personally believes the subject of Peer Reviewed “research”? 😀
    [quote]Research published in the journal, Science, found that 16% of science teachers in the US personally believe that global warming is just a natural event, and humans have had no impact upon it. This is despite 95% of climatologists accepting that humans have caused climate change by burning fossil fuels, and adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.[/quote]
    [img]http://joannenova.com.au/globalwarming/scepticshandbookart/web/the_real_consensus_at_the_ipcc_redv2%20med_550.jpg[/img]

    Incredibly the claimed 95% of climastrologists who’s pay cheques depend on further funding by government believe in a “science” that has failed testing by the Scientific Method every single time.
    [img]https://informativestats.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/hayden_ipcc_arrow.jpg[/img]

    Not one IPCC Model can skillfully predict climate. And this is the essence of science.

    Predictive skill!

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    JayPee

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    @ Amirlach

    Always remember
    they have NO PROOF of their
    95% LIE either.

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