The Public School Board in Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution banning textbooks and other teaching materials expressing any doubt or reservations concerning the claim humans are the primary cause behind global climate change and its dangerous consequences.
The May 17 decision was supported by environmental groups that claim the debate over the theory humans’ fossil-fuel use is currently causing dangerous climate change is over and the science is settled.
The resolution—introduced by Mike Rosen, a member of the Portland Public School Board—also instructs the superintendent and staff to develop a plan for offering “curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice” in all of Portland’s public schools, the Portland Tribune reported.
Responding to the resolution, physicist James Wanliss of Presbyterian College said, “I’m appalled by the school board’s action.
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) failed to comply with its legal obligation to reduce the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled in favor of four teenagers supported by Our Children’s Trust, the Conservation Law Foundation, and the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.
The court ordered DEP to create regulations addressing multiple sources or categories of sources of greenhouse-gas emissions, and the Court...
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