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Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« on: March 06, 2020, 12:35:31 AM »
Good piece on how the Fossil Fuel Industry has taken over climate education in our school systems:

Big Oil is pouring millions of dollars into creating pro-fossil fuel classroom content for children across the country.

https://heated.world/p/the-fossil-fuel-industrys-public

This is one of the motivations behind The Climate Trail game, which now has over 50 screens of climate information as part of the game.

http://Http://TheClimateTrail.com.
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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 07:43:19 AM »
 :Thanks for those links, VGV..

I've a small nitpick with the thread title. Unless you intended it to read in an "Ali G" style (why ?). grammaticly it should read : Are Our Children Learning ?  :)

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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 11:12:17 AM »
Link bad should be .
https://www.theclimatetrail.com/

John Cook at skeptical science has produced a good resource to inoculate your children against climate change denial by teaching the critical thinking skills to spot it .
 https://crankyuncle.com/
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Cranky Uncle is the creation of scientist and cartoonist John Cook, who uses cartoons, humor, and critical thinking to expose the misleading techniques of science denial and build public resilience against misinformation. To explain why and how some people reject scientific evidence, Cook created the character Cranky Uncle, the family member we all have who thinks he knows better the world’s scientists.


Book available on amazon here .
https://www.amazon.com/Cranky-Uncle-vs-Climate-Change-ebook/dp/B07RBPNJH3

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“Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change is a fun way to learn about climate science and the psychology of denial. Come for the cartoons, stay for the science!” “Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change turns climate skeptics into foils for Cook's main mission of educating climate novices—witty, sardonic, enlightening, and engrossing.”



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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 11:49:40 AM »
Teaching critical thinking skills also allows children to detect government BS though.  So don't hold your breath on that one.
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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 11:59:49 AM »
Also, raising kids without indoctrinating them with religion is imperative for critical thinking skills.

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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 12:17:55 PM »
Politics and religion.
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Re: Climate Education - Is Our Children Learning?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 12:52:27 PM »
True, but stereotypes exist, because....... They are stereotypical.
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