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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2015/07/24

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

A proposed resolution on climate science education fails to reach the
Senate floor.

NO SENATE RESOLUTION ON CLIMATE EDUCATION

When the United States Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act of
2015 on July 16, 2015, a proposed resolution acknowledging the
scientific evidence for climate change and affirming the importance of
climate science education was not included.

The resolution (SA 2175), proposed by Edward Markey
(D-Massachussetts), described the scientific evidence for
human-induced climate change as "overwhelming and undeniable" and
affirmed that "instruction in climate science is important for all
students and should not be prohibited by any unit of State or local
government."

The resolution never reached the Senate floor. Two further amendments
concerning climate change education were proposed, but as NCSE
previously reported, one (SA 2176) was rejected on a floor vote and
one (SA 2144) was withdrawn without a vote.

For the three amendments, visit:
https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/2175 
https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/2176 
https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/2144 

And for NCSE's previous coverage of events at the national level, visit:
http://ncse.com/news/national 

WHAT'S NEW FROM THE SCIENCE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

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

* Emily Schoerning describing a recent outreach project from NCSE:
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/07/ncse-goes-to-bible-camp-0016526 

* Glenn Branch investigating the bivalvular gluttony of Adrian Duplantier:
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/07/very-hungry-jurist-part-1-0016486 
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/07/very-hungry-jurist-part-2-0016487 

* Minda Berbeco describing NCSE's new outreach project aimed at teachers:
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/07/introducingncseteach 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog 

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

--
Sincerely,

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
800-290-6006
branch@ncse.com 
http://ncse.com 

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