The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards was released on April 9, 2013 — and the topics of evolution and climate change, as expected, were not neglected.
"U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up after several years of expanded public skepticism," according (PDF) to a new poll from Gallup. Also heading back up are the rate of understanding that most scientists accept global warming and the rate of accepting that increases in the global temperature over the last century are mostly due to human activity.
NCSE is pleased to announce three new additions to its Advisory Council, reflecting the addition of climate education to NCSE's area of concern: James E. Hansen, Michael MacCracken, and Bill McKibben.
A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press asked about global warming and its causes.
A new report from the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication suggests (PDF) that a slim majority of Republicans accept that climate change is happening.
NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed "Will Climate Change Denial Inherit the Wind?" to Mobilizing Ideas, the blog of the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame.
National Public Radio highlighted climate change education in a segment of its Morning Edition show broadcast on March 27, 2013, featuring NCSE's Mark McCaffrey.
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Marlene Zuk's Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live (W. W. Norton, 2013).
NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was awarded the Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for 2013.
"Debate about climate change has been cut out of the national curriculum for children under 14," reports the Guardian (March 17, 2013), referring to a new draft of the British national curriculum currently under development.
Senate Bill 26 (PDF), prefiled in the Louisiana Senate on March 12, 2013, and provisionally referred to the Senate Committee on Education, would, if enacted, repeal Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:285.1, which implemented the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, passed and enacted in 2008.
House Bill 1674 (PDF) died in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on March 14, 2013, when a deadline for bills to have their third reading in their house of origin passed.
NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.
"A flurry of bills that critics say would allow climate change denial to be taught in public schools have been moving through state legislatures throughout the United States," reported ClimateWire (March 6, 2013).
The young-earth creationist Duane T. Gish died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 92, according to Answers in Genesis's obituary.
A new report issued by the National Center for Science Education, "Toward a Climate & Energy Literate Society" (PDF) offers recommendations for improving climate and energy literacy in the United States over the course of the next decade.
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter D. Ward's The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps (Basic Books, 2010).
Zack Kopplin, the young activist behind the initiative to repeal Louisiana's antievolution law and the effort to expose the funding of creationism through vouchers-for-private-schools schemes nationally, was interviewed on Moyers and Company — and the segment is now viewable on line.