Science Teacher on Climate Denial: “Bring It”

August 9, 2018

From the National Center on Science Education.

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14 Responses to “Science Teacher on Climate Denial: “Bring It””

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    Sounds like 18th century. Hard to imagine that this nation once flew to the moon.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      WHAT sounds like the 18th, century, Chucky? You think the moron know-nothings that this teacher from Idaho has had to deal with are typical of that time? They are perhaps more typical of the Jim Crow era in the U.S. The 1700’s gave us The Enlightenment, the American and French Revolutions, and a lot of advances in science and philosophy—not a particularly bad time for the world.

      And “Hard to imagine that this nation once flew to the moon” sounds like just more of your anti-American BS—-do you really want to continue giving us the impression that you are a Russian Troll? Do you really think that we need some Irish twit to point out to us that things are not going well in this country? We don’t, and the only reason I can see for your doing it is that you ARE working for the other side. It’s bad enough that you clog Crock with your incessant citing of things that we see and read anyway in other places, but at least most of them are science-related—-stay away from the politics—-as is said in legal proceedings, you have no “standing”.

      • Sir Charles Says:

        Still undecided whether I’m Irish or Russian, dumbo? LOL

        It still makes me LMAO when I recall you claiming to have worked as a teacher for “etiquette”. Was that a dog school?

        What do you mean with “stay away from the politics” and “in legal proceedings, you have no standing”? Just your usual bullcrap?

        Listen, grumpy, when you’re not able to take it then you shouldn’t dish out. Easy as that.

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Sir Chucky gets a bit incoherent when he is forced to say something in his own words rather that just give us a link to something he barely understands beyond the title. Or perhaps he has just overdone it with the Guinness? (again?)

          1) I know you’re Irish, Chucky—-the only question is whether or not you’re a Russian troll.
          2) Can you cite where I ever claimed I worked as a “teacher for etiquette”? As a school administrator, my “teachings” were a bit broader than that.
          3) RE: “staying away from politics”, what part of “Do you really think that we need some Irish twit to point out to us that things are not going well in this country? We don’t…” do you not understand?
          4) RE: “standing”, I’m referring to the legal concept that one must have the same ox being gored before one can join a court case as a complainant. While I DO grant that Trump’s idiocy is harmful to everything on the planet, we don’t need an ignorant Irish twit chipping in (unless, of course, he’s a Russian troll trying to create divisiveness”).
          5) Lastly, it’s not clear to me just exactly what I’m “not able to take”—-certainly not the inane =and impotent bullcrap that Chucky slings and thinks is somehow “wounding”.

          Sober up, laddie—-you embarrass yourself.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Chucky managed to do his usual cowardly and laughable “thumbs down”, as he does for all my comments, but can’t seem to muster up the brainpower to make a real response.

            Still under the influence of too much Guinness, Chucky? It’s the weekend, and Chucky doesn’t have to sober up until he goes back to work tomorrow.

  2. stephengn1 Says:

    Smoke is now included in our weather forecasts.

  3. ubrew12 Says:

    This teacher can do little else but teach the scientific reality as its been presented to her. The real question is how some parent who probably loads boxes on graveyard shift for a living got encouraged to think he knows better.

    • Sir Charles Says:

      “The real question is how some parent who probably loads boxes on graveyard shift for a living got encouraged to think he knows better.”

      The answer is called arrogance.

    • redskylite Says:

      Thank god that teachers transcend all the political bullshit and can recognize true values. As for the graveyard shift, I’ve worked plenty of those and find some of the dialogue extremely arrogant for thinking that of parents. The worst deniers I’ve read on this blog seem to be not particularly working classes on late night shifts, but more like IT technicians and geologists. Finally I’m sure that this is not just the attitude in the U.S.A, I’m sure plenty of parents in Australia, Canada and even Ireland have the same obstinate attitude, they also probably mix education with politics. Teachers have the toughest job in society. God bless them

      • Sir Charles Says:

        Climate change denial is a phenomenon that predominantly occurs in Anglo-Saxon countries (US, UK, AUS). For the vast majority in Europe AGW is a no-brainer.

        • mbrysonb Says:

          An important point there. What is it about the English-speaking world? I’m inclined to identify the U.S. as the principal source of the infection, but it’s clearly spread from there to Canada, Australia and the UK. There are odd differences– Australia has been trending fascist ever since John Howard won an election telling lies about refugees– a proto-Trump– and the ‘Liberal’ party there has been dominated by climate deniers (Tony Abbot, anyone?) for a long while (and that’s not even enough for the real extremists there). Racism is certainly part of the story, but why / how that feeds into climate denial is hard to interpret … Many Conservatives in Britain seem to be circling the drain on the way to full on denial , though Thatcher was educated enough to know better, and Cameron also proclaimed himself to be serious about climate issues. May seems to be clinging to a semi-reasonable conservatism, but Boris Johnson, quite possibly the next leader, is now aping Trump, despite having seriously superior language skills. In Canada, sad to say, a ‘pro-environment’ PM has claimed no country would leave a resource like our bitumen in the ground… the corollary to which is that all the oil will inevitably be burned, to seal our legacy to the future. Sometimes I feel real despair…

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Looking at the link Sir Chucky provided, it seems that dark money and the right wing have bought off the English speaking world. Good explanation there.

            /www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2011/nov/11/climate-change-scienceofclimatechange


  4. Assuming she works in a public school, is it appropriate that some poor kid’s parents get to pull their kid out of class because of their stupid political/ascientific reasons?

    Sorry, but AGW is science, it needs to be taught in school to schoolkids, and schoolkids in public schools should be required to attend over the objections of their foolish parents.

    If you are a Rush Limbaugh fan, be prepared to pay thousands for the privilege of schooling your kid elsewhere.

  5. Gingerbaker Says:

    Assuming she works in a public school, is it appropriate that some poor kid’s parents get to pull their kid out of class because of their stupid political/ascientific reasons?

    Sorry, but AGW is science, it needs to be taught in school to schoolkids, and schoolkids in public schools should be required to attend over the objections of their foolish parents.

    If you are a Rush Limbaugh fan, be prepared to pay thousands for the privilege of schooling your kid elsewhere.


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