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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2018/10/05

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

NCSE's Glenn Branch discusses obstacles to climate change education in
Earth. And a new issue of RNCSE is now available on-line.


NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "'Why Is It So Hard to
Teach Climate Change?" to the October 2018 issue of Earth magazine,
published by the American Geosciences Institute. The commentary began:


Climate change was in the national spotlight this past summer when The
New York Times Magazine devoted its entire Aug. 5, 2018, issue --
except for the beloved puzzle section -- to Nathaniel Rich’s article
“Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.” As it
happens, “Losing Earth” added a puzzle of its own. Late in his
30,000-word article, Rich wrote that he looked forward to the day when
“the young will amass enough power to act” on climate change. But he
neglected to ask whether they will have the knowledge to do so, in
light of what is and isn’t being taught about the topic now.


After reviewing the obstacles, Branch concluded with a note of hope:
"Perhaps most encouraging of all is the fact that just as there is a
scientific consensus on climate change, there is a public consensus on
the importance of teaching about it."

For Branch's commentary in Earth, visit: 

And for NCSE's resources on climate change education, visit: 


NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the
National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The
issue -- volume 38, number 4 -- is the twelfth issue in the
newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

Featured are Amanda Glaze's retrospective on the fiftieth anniversary
of the decision in Epperson v. Arkansas; Randy Moore's discussion of
the renovated Rhea History and Scopes Trial Museum; Brad Hoge's update
on NCSE's Teacher Ambassador program for evolution; Kate Carter's
report of NCSE's Science Booster Club activities at the Iowa State
Fair; and Donald R. Prothero's review of Adrian Lister's Darwin's

The entire issue is freely available on NCSE's website. Members of
NCSE will be receiving it in printed form shortly. (Not a member? Join

For RNCSE 38:4, visit: 

For information about joining NCSE, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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