Michael Melia, Associated Press Updated 10:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Teachers grapple with teaching climate change Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach climate change. (May 15) Now Playing: Teachers grapple with teaching climate changeAD: Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach climate change. (May 15) Media: Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. "There are some pretty tricky websites out there. You kind of have to be an expert to be able to see through that like, 'Oh, no, these guys aren't telling you the truth.'" … [Read more...] about Teachers grapple with climate change: ‘A pretty scary topic’
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John Kerry apparently could not believe the questions he was getting Tuesday. The former U.S. secretary of state and Massachusetts senator was back on Capitol Hill for a House Oversight Committee hearing on combatting climate change, but found himself at times being questioned about his college major. “Isn’t it true you have a science degree from Yale?” asked Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, who studied engineering at MIT and doubts the science of human-caused climate change. Massie took issue with Kerry’s recent criticism of a panel formed by President Donald Trump, reportedly intended to downplay the threat of climate change. The committee follows the Republican president’s dismissal of a report last fall by 13 federal agencies detailing the “intensifying” damage of global warming in the United States. In a Washington Post opinion piece in February, Kerry called Trump’s climate change panel a “council of doubters and … [Read more...] about ‘Are you serious?’: John Kerry responds in disbelief to questions about his college major, climate change
By Josh Brodesky Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Photo: Associated Press File Photo Photo: Associated Press File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on … [Read more...] about Why can’t Greg Abbott accept man-made climate change?
DENVER — Outdoor Retailer's winter extravaganza returned to the Mile High City for a second January since the move from Utah, where tradespeople felt betrayed by the state government's support of shrinking national monuments.Once again almost 900 exhibitors filled halls and ballrooms here this week, and once again industry representatives used offshoot meeting spaces at the recreation industry's premier trade show to rally for the protection of public lands.They celebrated Sen. Michael Bennet's announcement that greeted the showcase ahead of his scheduled appearance at the convention center Friday to stump for the proposed CORE Act, which would preserve 400,000 acres in Colorado. Meanwhile, the ski industry announced a multi-state collaboration: The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership pledged to lobby for legislation and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the nation's power grid. Ski areas and their associations from coast to coast recognized … [Read more...] about Climate change, public lands take center stage at Denver’s Outdoor Retailer trade show
“The issues that we are talking about aren’t exactly seen as ‘hot shit’ by the German public.” Those were the blunt words of Green party leader Katrin Göring-Eckard in the spring of 2017 after they failed to win the 5 percent of votes necessary to stay in the state parliament in Saarland. That humiliation was followed by months of polls which suggested the German public were contemplating throwing the environmentalists out of the Bundestag too. Given the circumstances, a result of 8.9 percent in the national election almost seemed like a success. A year later and the Green party’s ambitions have radically changed. In the state election in Bavaria earlier this month the Greens became the second biggest party, more than doubling their vote share to 17.5 percent. On Sunday they are projected to win around 20 percent of the vote in Hesse, potentially giving them the power to form a government in the wealthy central state. Meanwhile if a national … [Read more...] about Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?