International

07.21.2014

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A new report from Ipsos MORI includes data on public opinion about the causes of climate change from twenty nations — and the United States led the world in the rate of climate change denial, as assessed by answers to two questions.

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06.18.2014

The British government recently clarified and extended its ban on teaching creationism in academies, according to a June 18, 2014, press release from the British Humanist Association, which congratulated the government "on its robust stand on this issue." 

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06.02.2014

"Evolution will soon be a mandatory part of the middle-school science curriculum, after years of being an optional subject that most students were never taught," according (registration required) to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (June 1, 2014).

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04.21.2014

"From Mauritius to Manitoba, climate change is slowly moving from the headlines to the classroom," reported The New York Times (April 20, 2014).

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Europa and the bull

Stefaan Blancke, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of philosophy and moral sciences at Ghent University in Belgium, and the lead author of “Creationism in Europe: Facts, Gaps, and Prospects,” is here to answer a few questions about the article, as described in part 1.

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Europa and the bull

Discussing creationism in 1999, Stephen Jay Gould contended, “This controversy is as locally and distinctively American as apple pie and Uncle Sam.” But even before Gould offered his view, the historian of science Ronald L. Numbers had already devoted a section of his monumental history of creation science, The Creationists (1992), to the global spread of creationism, observing, “By the 1990s scientific creationism, though made in America, had become a small-scale international phenomenon.”

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If you are a teacher, you are no doubt in a daily battle to capture your students’ interest and attention. If time is short, classroom time is even shorter. The IPCC report is not something that should be missed; even a single class devoted to it could substantially change your students’ lives. So where to start? Where to focus your attention?

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The 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC report is finally out! Or at least the Summary for Policymakers is out, and this is the part that teachers are going to want to use. This summary has oodles of pictures, figures and detailed information about the state of climate change, as well as predictions for the future.

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08.28.2013

A new poll commissioned by Carbon Brief investigates public opinion about climate change in the United Kingdom.

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