Climate Deniers, Creationists, and the Practice of Science Denial

January 16, 2012

The  6 minute video above taken from a longer talk given by Eugenie Scott, of the National Center for Science Education, for the Glasgow Skeptics society. The longer, original version is here.

LA Times: 

Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position. South Dakota and Utah passed resolutions denying climate change. Tennessee and Oklahoma also have introduced legislation to give climate change skeptics a place in the classroom.

In May, a school board in Los Alamitos, Calif., passed a measure, later rescinded, identifying climate science as a controversial topic that required special instructional oversight.

“Any time we have a meeting of 100 teachers, if you ask whether they’re running into pushback on teaching climate change, 50 will raise their hands,” said Frank Niepold, climate education coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who meets with hundreds of teachers annually. “We ask questions about how sizable it is, and they tell us it is [sizable] and pretty persistent, from many places: your administration, parents, students, even your own family.”

Against this backdrop, the National Center for Science Education, an Oakland-based watchdog group that supports the teaching of evolution through advocacy and educational materials, plans to announce on Monday that it will begin an initiative to monitor the teaching of climate science and evaluate the sources of resistance to it.

National Center for Science Education:

Challenges to climate change education are common in the classroom, according to a poll of science educators conducted by the National Science Teachers Association. Although 60% of respondents to the on-line poll reported that they were not concerned about how climate change is taught in their school, 82% reported having faced skepticism about climate change and climate change education from students, 54% reported having faced such skepticism from parents, and 26% reported having faced such skepticism from administrators.

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35 Responses to “Climate Deniers, Creationists, and the Practice of Science Denial”

  1. ozonator Says:

    The Guam quake was also correct AGW prediction, 7 (21%) of 33. (The actual odds of randomly predicting this not greater than 1/33 x 1/33 x 7 = 0.64%.)

    The following quake is within the concurrent/standard 2-week model, the 4.5 Richter minimum for being AGW correct, the “Guam (5+)” region predicted under 1/15 – 21/12. The mostly good people with unfriendly user web maps at the USGS reported with poorly colored numbers and letters, the technically major quake – Magnitude Richters … Date … Region: “4.9 … 2012/01/24 … GUAM REGION” (earthquake.usgs.gov). The earlier Hawaii quake was later down-graded to a 4.7, still AGW correct.

    However, theoretically and empirically falling in the 5% rejection region, extremist Republican and Christians become stand-up comedians solely due to the chafing pilodinal cyst of membership aka EIB/GOP’s red badge of discourage –

    “How do we overcome such bizarre belief systems? … Posted on January 23, 2012 by Editor … Some activists profess to believe this nonsense … earthquake and tsunami? Oh puh-lease!” (By Steven “corporate colon sucker” Milloy, corporate whore of Fox News and murderer through big cigarettes & EssoKochFox, entrepreneur of environmental racism, and extra man-loved by little cigarette Looter Limbaugh; junkscience.com). “Monday Mirthiness – dollars and sense … Posted on January 23, 2012 by Anthony Watts … What is it with the new measuring climate in terms of money? Just bizarre” (lacking a mother’s love because of a pack of cigarettes, PayPal drug and human traffic laundering appreciated, “the world’s most viewed climate website” and, “VOTED BEST SCIENCE BLOG” by extremist Republican and Christian corporate whore server farms; wattsupwiththat.com).

    More “humor” at their international devastation –

    The spokesman for Louisiana DEQ gets to come on the public radio and blame lawnmowers and cars while ignoring the largest refinery in the US for the ozone – and LSU football choking during the national title game. From the looters of the living, “DEQ: 5 parishes around Baton Rouge in attainment of federal ozone standards” (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS; therepublic.com, 1/20/12). It’s ok to destroy health of the 99%, hit an Iranian city with an AGW quake, and make slaves of the rest. From the sugar-water barren to stiffen young men at DEQ, “Why Apple Can’t Make iPhones in America … January 23, 2012 … RUSH: … unions … help explain why manufacturing in America can’t compete … employees … earn the equivalent of 17 US dollars a day … in China. … able to fill … engineering jobs — in 15 days. … it would take a US company … nine months … Steve Jobs discovered a huge flaw. … environmental studies necessary for this kind of change would have taken years in America … after the suicides, managers at the Foxconn factories “ordered staff to sign pledges that they wouldn’t commit suicide anymore.” … if you do, you only get the legal minimum“ (Looter Limbaugh, home of sham brides and live boys; rushlimbaugh.com). From the Marc Morano’s contract bordello after attacking Neyshabour with AGW, “Jan 21, 2012 … Destroying America by Denying Access to Energy … By Alan Caruba” (reality abuse by icecap.us).

  2. ozonator Says:

    Reporting a 3.6, “Earthquake Hits the Big Bend in Texas Today” (By Joan R. Neubauer; huliq.com, 1/24/12). The Texas quake was also a correct AGW prediction, 8 of 33 overall, and 6 of 23 for the 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model. It was within the concurrent/standard 2-week model, the 3.5 Richter minimum for being AGW correct, and the “ 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model (1/15 – 21/12): … Texas (4+)” region predicted under 1/15 – 21/12 with n=33.

    The correct AGW predicted quakes for Veracruz (correct – 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model (1/15 – 21/12, last week) and Texas (correct – 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model (1/15 – 21/12) increases the odds for a damaging AGW quake to Evil Inhofe’s Oklahoma within weeks.

    Just in case, the 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model (1/15 – 21/12) of potentially killer quakes officially lasts until 2/11/12.

    AGW events predictably hit from the lithosphere to atmosphere to deep space. Thus, it seems, my $10 calculator is the “Big Money” super computer of “corporate-government-military oligarchies” and AGW deaths and destruction is free speech from extremist Republicans and Christians. “Jan 23, 2012 … Who is gagging our meteorologists? … By Michael A Lewis … Evidently, grassroots meteorologists are insufficiently toeing the line when it comes to laying weather patterns at the feet of “global warming.” … their “opinions” about climate change carry a lot of weight in popular culture. … this is Big Money come to the service of shadowy figures in the background of international politics and economics. … to discredit free-thinking, independent scientific research, free expression, free thought and free action. The individuals and corporations funding this movement are laying the ground work for society controlled by corporate-government-military oligarchies” (icecrap-r-us; icecap.us).

  3. ozonator Says:

    Virgin Islands is a correct AGW prediction under 1/15-21/12 and the 7 of 23 of the 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model, the 3.5 minimum, and “Virgin Islands (4+, w/wo swarm)” region. Technically, this is the 4th of 4 weeks of the 32nd WRECK of Pro-life Model (1/15 – 21/12). The mostly good people with unfriendly user web maps at the USGS reported with poorly colored numbers and letters, the technically major quake – Magnitude Richters … Date … Region: “3.6 … 2012/02/01 … VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION” (earthquake.usgs.gov).

    War by other means, many of the predicted killer quakes are caused by extremist Republican and Christian’s investments in EssoKochs. However, “William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) … “If you’re an illegal immigrant from a country that had an earthquake ten or fifteen years ago, you can murder somebody, rape somebody, go to prison, get back out and not be deported … Americans being slaughtered in atrocities committed by illegal immigrant invaders”” (“Activist: Gov’t hush-hush on ‘atrocities’ by illegals”; Chad ‘lads and closet’ Groening ; largely old white extremist Republicans and Christians aka OneNewsNow aka legal AGW terrorists; onenewsnow.com, 1/31/12). With this quake also predicted by me and AGW, “Jawad Khan, 15, spends most of his day at home in his village in the remote Battagram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), sometimes glancing at a magazine, or occasionally helping his mother shell peas or cut up potatoes. … the new private school set up in the area lacks a ramp for his wheelchair. … lost both legs after he was trapped for over two hours under the rubble of his public school during the devastating quake of 2005 which killed at least 73,000 people … says he “feels too embarrassed” to be carried to his classroom“ (“Disaster aftermath: Children disabled in the 2005 earthquake still out of school”; By PPI; The Express Tribune; tribune.com.pk, 2/1/12).

  4. ozonator Says:

    Incorrect in this blog as not stated beforehand, technically, Vanuatu and Tonga were correct AGW quake predictions. The Vanuatu quake was a correct AGW quake prediction. It met the 6.5 minimum, was within the concurrent 4-week model, and the “Vanuatu (7+)” region under 1/15 – 21/12. “7.1 earthquake shakes Vanuatu” (Associated Press; msnbc.msn.com, 2/2/12). Tonga is a correct AGW prediction. It was within the 5.5 minimum and the concurrent model under 1/15 – 21/12. The mostly good people with unfriendly user web maps at the USGS reported with poorly colored numbers and letters, the technically major quake – Magnitude Richters … Date … Region: “5.8 … 2012/02/04 … TONGA” (earthquake.usgs.gov). “B). … the specifics of the Giulaino – Gansu Model (1/15 – 21/12) of extreme AGW earthquake warnings among tectonic energy lines with individual predictions for regions (magnitude in Richters) are: … 3). … Vanuatu (7+) … Tonga (6+) … n= 33 … C). … 4). 4-week model …Vanuatu … 12). 15-week model … Tonga” (“GBRWE 1/15 – 21/12”s Extreme Planetary Warnings for Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Solar/Terrestrial Flares from Human Activities”; Robert Rhodes, Supplemental; GBRWE 1/15 – 21/12, 1/14/12).

    Hired liars should be prevented from international travel. Most of the the killer quakes over the last 10 years were caused by predicted extremist Republican and Christian’s investments in EssoKochs’ AGW. Their crimes don’t pay. “William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) … “If you’re an illegal immigrant from a country that had an earthquake ten or fifteen years ago, you can murder somebody, rape somebody, go to prison, get back out and not be deported … Americans being slaughtered in atrocities committed by illegal immigrant invaders”” (“Activist: Gov’t hush-hush on ‘atrocities’ by illegals”; Chad ‘lads and closet’ Groening ; largely old white extremist Republicans and Christians aka OneNewsNow aka legal AGW terrorists; onenewsnow.com, 1/31/12). In reality, “Jawad Khan, 15, spends most of his day at home in his village in the remote Battagram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa … the new private school set up in the area lacks a ramp for his wheelchair. … lost both legs … during the devastating quake of 2005 which killed at least 73,000 people … says he “feels too embarrassed” to be carried to his classroom“ (“Disaster aftermath: Children disabled in the 2005 earthquake still out of school”; By PPI; The Express Tribune; tribune.com.pk, 2/1/12). “You can’t demonstrate against an earthquake … what fun is there putting that on a sign? … It’s beyond our control, and that makes it too scary to think about” (“Scaring ourselves to death”; Stephen Browne, Steve’s Place; marshallindependent.com, 2/3/12). Repeat the lie early and often, “How green zealots are destroying the planet: The provocative claim from a writer vilified for denying global warming” (By James “greased trouser snake” Delingpole; dailymail.co.uk, 2/4/12).

  5. ozonator Says:

    “Philippines Earthquake 2012: 6.8 Quake Kills 43, Looting Runs Rampant” (By IBTIMES STAFF REPORTER; ibtimes.com, 2/6/12)

    With condolences, 
    I predicted this quake in http://climatecrocks.com/2012/01/16/climate-deniers-and-creationists-singing-from-the-same-hymnal/comment-page-2/#comment-6054
     
    aka 
     
    “B). … the specifics of the Giulaino – Gansu Model (1/15 – 21/12) of extreme AGW earthquake warnings among tectonic energy lines with individual predictions for regions (magnitude in Richters) are: … 3). Taiwan (6+) – Philippines (7+) – Guam (5+) – Vanuatu (7+) – Samoa (6+) – Tonga (6+) … n= 33. … C).  … 4). 4-week model … Philippines” (“GBRWE 1/15 – 21/12”s Extreme Planetary Warnings for Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Solar/Terrestrial Flares from Human Activities”; Robert Rhodes, Supplemental; GBRWE 1/15 – 21/12, 1/14/12).

  6. ozonator Says:

    My apologies to the dead and dying Filipinos. I failed to include what the deniers of their AGW were concurrently saying for fun and profit.

    Investing in satanic gasses, “Climate change is observable, but observations have not matched the magnitude of predictions based on models. … increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have produced only a fraction of the predicted change. Therefore, many people do not accept the catastrophic predictions those models suggest for the future. … Many theologically conservative Christians—as well as many secular scientists—are uncomfortable with the politically correct version of the man-made global warming crisis … God created all kinds of living things fully functional during Creation Week about 6,000 years ago” (“Evolution advocate turns to climate”; Answers in Genesis, from largely old white extremist Republicans and Christians aka OneNewsNow aka legal AGW terrorists; onenewsnow.com, 2/6/12). “The fact is that the whole anthropogenic warming theory is based not on observation … Why, on a Catholic website, bother about this at all? Well, because we have been here before. Attacks on the Church over the Galileo affair have been going on for centuries … As Cardinal Pell puts it “some of the more hysterical and extreme claims about global warming appear symptomatic of a pagan emptiness, of a Western fear when confronted by the immense and basically uncontrollable forces of nature…”” (“Is the ‘anthropogenic global warming’ consensus on the point of collapse? If so, this is just the right time for Chris Huhne to leave the Government”; By WILLIAM ODDIE; catholicherald.co.uk, 2/6/12). Like a GOP employer doesn’t need medical tests nor fancy machines, Looter Limbaugh perverts the Amish to use a telephone and listen to the radio while doing a faith test on Catholics, Muslims, and Jews. “Catholic Church Decision Highlights the Totalitarian Nature of the Obama Regime … February 07, 2012 … RUSH: … It’s like the old saying back in Nazi Germany … Bill Donohue from the Catholic League … This is gonna be fought out … in the streets. … RUSH:  Ferris, Fairfield, Connecticut, great to have you, sir.  Hello. … CALLER: … recently … I became an Amish man.  … RUSH: … practicing Catholics vote majority Republican. … Catholics in name only will vote for Obama … Somebody has to take action. … implement the tools that are available to stop this. … RUSH: Here is Annette in Highland, Illinois. … I know a lot of Catholics … liberalism comes way before the faith for these people. … the Muslims … a very serious crisis of faith in this country. … RUSH: … Hollywood Jewish people” (the old, ugly and evil Rush “looting” Limbaugh with Hannity/Noory how to guide of extremist Republican and Christian outlets for creating legal illnesses, murders for hire, and failed antebellum states with willing accomplices and sham brides and sex tours, another GOP human trafficker by harvesting humans like Esso-Koch whose products kill people; unable to sell – NRA gun/other erection products, hair/other plugs, winter clothing except Mittens Romney, disaster insurance, Nazi products ‘cept Exxon chemicals, crayon-ready denier college textbooks/manifestoes, spontaneous abortion office products, while conserving the flamers of the new aristocracy; rushlimbaugh.com).

  7. bearvarine Says:

    Dear Ozonator,

    Dude – please, PLEASE get back on your meds. Currently, you seem to be a raving lunatic. If you had a message to send the public, its been lost in various crayon-ready denier college textbooks and spontaneous abortion office products.

    Thanks,

    -The Rest of The World


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