Peter Gleick is a hero.

He has caused outraged among the global warming denialist for exposing them. The irony here is that while these guys are happy to misquote illegally obtained e-mails without any problem. They resort to street fighting techniques to peddle their lies to the public, it’s about time someone in the scientific community follows Nature advice and resort to the same techniques to expose their lies and their manipulative techniques. A citation from the Heartland Institute says it all:

Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective. To counter this we are considering launching an effort to develop alternative materials for K-12 classrooms. We are pursuing a proposal from Dr. David Wojick to produce a global warming curriculum for K-12 schools. Dr. Wojick is a consultant with the Office of Scientific and Technical Information at the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of information and communication science. His effort will focus on providing curriculum that shows that the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain- two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science. We
tentatively plan to pay Dr. Wojick $100,000 for 20 modules in 2012, with funding pledged by the Anonymous Donor.

The Heartland Institute wants to dissuade science teachers to teach science. These guys don’t care for a scientific debate: they don’t want one. Especially one that is settled in a way opposite to their views.

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About ravingscientist01

Trained as a molecular geneticist, I did a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. I am interested in science, its communication, the impact it can have on policies as well as the impact of various policies related to science may have on the latter.
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