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Climate-Change Skeptics Lobbying Science Teachers

By Jaclyn Zubrzycki — April 18, 2017 1 min read

The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank, is on a quest to deliver mailers to 200,000 teachers encouraging them to consider and teach explanations for global warming that reject humans’ role in a changing climate, PBS’s Frontline reports.

Books and DVDs have been mailed to more than 25,000 teachers so far, along with a letter that asks them to consider that the scientific consensus on climate change might not be “settled” and that students would best be served by learning about the debate over climate change’s causes and potential impacts.

The institute plans to reach out to an additional 25,000 teachers every two weeks and ultimately send materials to every public school science teacher in the country.

A version of this article appeared in the April 19, 2017 edition of Education Week as Climate-Change Skeptics Lobbying Science Teachers

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