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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2014/07/11

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

The launch of the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights!


NCSE is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Science Students
Bill of Rights, which articulates the principle that all students
deserve the best climate science education available as part of a
21st-century science education. Sponsoring the bill of rights along
with NCSE are Climate Parents, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and
the Alliance for Climate Education.

In a July 10, 2014, press release, the four organizations explained
that they plan to "work across the country to bring together parents,
students, teachers, administrators, and concerned citizens to support
high-quality climate science education and speak out about attacks on
efforts to improve it."

Such attacks have occurred across the country at both the local and
state level. The most recent attack at the state level was in Wyoming,
where, as NCSE previously reported, the state legislature adopted a
budget derailing the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards
because of concern about the NGSS's inclusion of climate change.

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey commented, "students have a right to learn about
the causes, effects, risks, and possible responses to climate change,
but unfortunately, some vested interests are intent on perpetuating
doubt, denial, and confusion about the connection between human
consumption of fossil fuels for energy and the changing climate."

Yet McCaffrey was optimistic: "Working together, we can make sure that
young people have the knowledge and know-how they will need to make
informed decisions about these vital issues." The text of the Climate
Science Students Bill of Rights, along with a form allowing people to
indicate their support and to register to receive updates, is
available on NCSE's website.

For the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights, visit: 

For NCSE's previous coverage of events in Wyoming, visit: 

And for NCSE's resources on climate science and climate education, visit: 


Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Mark McCaffrey discussing the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights: 

* Glenn Branch kibitzing on a philosophical argument over creationism: 

* Stephanie Keep addressing misconceptions about natural selection and

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
420 40th Street, Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
510-601-7203 x303
fax: 510-601-7204

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