Climate Scientist: Proposed Science Standards are “Propagandizing Children”

Boise (670 KBOI News) – How should the state of Idaho teach the science of climate change to kids…that’s the issue that the Senate Education Committee could vote on Thursday.

Cascade Policy Institute contributor Dr. Gordon Fulks is an astrophysicist…he’s seen the proposed standards, and doesn’t think much of them.

“This business of trying to teach children what amounts to a religion, basically propagandizing children to your way of thinking, is simply wrong, and politicians shouldn’t be doing that,” said Fulks.  “You should pose the questions to them, and let them think through some of the complexity.”

Fulks says the standards start with the premise that man is responsible for climate change, and that the scientific community is in agreement on it.

But he says that’s not true…scientists are actually split about 50-50 on whether global warming is even happening, and if it is, it’s not much. He also says the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is actually beneficial…that it’s leading to higher crop yields and forests that grow back faster.

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