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    CA Bill Would Require Teaching Climate Change in Schools!

    The Marxist State of Ca is at it again! We have to indoctrinate the kids at an early age to drink the Al Gore Kool Aid! There is not enough scientific evidence to back up this theory, but we have to instill fear into the hearts of our kids! The only fear that we should be concerned FEAR OF THE GOVERNMENT!

    Bill would require California's science curriculum to cover climate change
    By Paul Rogers
    Mercury News
    02/15/2008 01:42:53 AM PST

    :Reading, writing and . . . global warming?

    A Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would require "climate change" to be among the science topics that all California public school students are taught.

    The measure, by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would mandate that future science textbooks approved for California public schools include climate change.

    "You can't have a science curriculum that is relevant and current if it doesn't deal with the science behind climate change," Simitian said. "This is a phenomenon of global importance and our kids ought to understand the science behind that phenomenon."

    The state Senate approved the bill, SB 908, Jan. 30 by a 26-13 vote. It heads now to the state Assembly. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken numerous actions to reduce global warming, but he has yet to weigh in on Simitian's bill. Other Republicans in the Capitol, however, are not happy about the proposal.

    Some say the science on global warming isn't clear, while others worry the bill would inject environmental propaganda into classrooms.

    "I find it disturbing that this mandate to teach this theory is not accompanied by a requirement that the discussion be science-based and include a critical analysis of all sides of the subject," said Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, during the Senate debate.

    Only two Republicans voted for the bill, Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-San Luis Obispo, and Sen. Tom Harman, R-Costa Mesa. Maldonado's district includes Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, parts of San Jose, Scotts Valley, Watsonville and Monterey. Harman represents Orange County. All 13 of the no votes were from Republicans.
    One of the opponents, Sen. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, said he wants guarantees that the views of global warming skeptics will be taught.

    "Some wouldn't view them as skeptics. Some would view them as the right side of the issue," said Denham, an Atwater almond farmer who also runs a plastics recycling business.

    "We don't have complete factual information yet," Denham said. "From what I have seen the Earth has heated and cooled on its own for centuries. I don't know that there's anything that is a direct cause of that right now, but we can do a better job of cleaning up our planet."

    Simitian noted that his bill wouldn't dictate what to teach or in what grades, but rather would require the state Board of Education and state Department of Education to decide both.

    Although global warming is mentioned in high school classes about weather, it is currently not required to be covered in all textbooks, said the head of the California Science Teachers Association.

    "This is a great idea. I don't think there's any reason to talk about politics," said Christine Bertrand, the group's executive director. "There's no argument that there is climate change. The argument is how much is caused by the activities of mankind."

    Bertrand said teachers would have plenty to discuss: rising levels of carbon dioxide, how temperatures are measured globally, and what is known and not known about global warming.

    Meanwhile, the 10 hottest years - ranked by global surface temperature - since 1880 all have occurred since 1995, according to the National Climatic Data Center, a federal agency in North Carolina.

    In 2005, America's most prestigious scientific body, the National Academy of Sciences, issued a statement with the headline "Climate change is real." It was signed by the national scientific academies of Japan, Britain, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, India and Brazil. Citing direct measurements of air and oceans, along with melting glaciers, it noted:

    "There is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring. . . . It is likely that most of the warming in recent decades can be attributed to human activities. This warming has already led to changes in the Earth's climate."


    To read the bill, go to, click "legislation" and type SB 908.

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    We are NOT a nation of immigrants!

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    Meanwhile, the 10 hottest years - ranked by global surface temperature - since 1880 all have occurred since 1995

    NASA had to correct their own list when they were caught in a error.

    2007 had the same mean temp as 1939!!!


    1. 1934
    2. 1998
    3. 1921
    4. 2006
    5. 1931
    6. 1991
    7. 1953
    8. 1990
    9. 1938
    10. 1939

    4 of the warmest years were from the 1930's

    ONLY 3 have occurred since 1995. And note NO WARMING has occured in the past decade. As stated, 2007 was the same mean temp as 1939!

    It also should be noted that the temp difference between 1934 and 1998 was less than 1/10 of a degree, if that can possibly be accurately measured, which it can't. The entire global average is an ESTIMATE!

    The global warming scam is a HUGE threat. Handing over control and use of energy to the govt is dangerous. It's part of the movement toward socialism and world govt. UN control of energy use in the entire world!

    Note this ground weather station location. How can this station possibly give an accurate temperature reading????

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    Is the world getting hotter or flatter!

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    Hang in there world, we are in the bottom of an inter-stadal cycle, soon to come............glaciation. Keep swimming polar bears the weather will change...........right when it is supposed too!

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    If my memory is correct, scientist believe that the magnetic poles change every million years or so. If they are correct we could be close to a magnetic shift in the poles. ( last change was close to 1 mya) If that were to happen, we could theoretically give the illegal aliens compass' and north now being south they would walk back across the border.

    Gotta love science. (or atleast what used to be science)

    I just burnt some toast in the toaster.............anyone got any carbon credits for sale?

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    The ice caps on Mars are melting also for the same reason ours are, the sun is getting hotter!!
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    Would climate change class be scheduled between diversity classes and gender neutal classes?

    Children are in school to get an education not indoctrination!!!!!!!!!

    No wonder so many people are chosing home schooling over 'public education'.

    Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
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    Oh, fer cryin' out loud, what will the state of CA do next to screw up their already worthless public education system?

    Now the cult of man-made global warming wants to inject their junk science ideas into the classroom - this is not the kind of "reform" government-run schools should be focused on.
    If everyone is thinking the same thing, then someone isn't thinking

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    Wait until these kids get to the part about "methane" gas. They'll becoming home asking mom and dad, "Gotta cork."

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