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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2018/04/13

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

A reminder of the level of popular support for climate education, and
congratulations to Naomi Oreskes.


Even despite public controversies over the inclusion of climate change
in state science standards, "Americans overwhelmingly support teaching
our children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions
to global warming -- in all 50 states and 3,000+ counties across the
nation, including Republican and Democratic strongholds," according to
the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (April 11, 2018).

In total, 78 percent of respondents nationally chose "Somewhat agree"
or "Strongly agree" as their responses to the question "Should schools
teach our children about the causes, consequences, and potential
solutions to global warming?" in a series of surveys conducted by the
program in January 2010, March 2016, November 2016, June 2017, and
October 2017.

NCSE was mentioned both on account of the NCSE/Penn State survey of
climate change in the United States (further discussed in NCSE's
report Mixed Messages), which the story cited to demonstrate the need
to provide training and support to teachers to implement new science
standard including climate change, and on account of the educational
resources for teachers provided by NCSE.

For the story from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, visit: 

For Mixed Messages (PDF), visit: 


NCSE is pleased to congratulate Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the
History of Science at Harvard University and a member of NCSE's board
of directors, on receiving a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation. The fellowships are "intended for individuals who
have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive
scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts," and the
foundation notes of Oreskes that "[s]ince the early 2000s, she has
been a leading public voice on the issue of anthropogenic climate
change." Also receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship was Erik M. Conway,
with whom Oreskes coauthored Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of
Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming

For the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's announcement, 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.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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