|Note: I just received this update from ScienceDebate’s Shawn Otto reminding us of the following debate on climate science on Thursday, November 1 in D.C.
The Debate We Should Have Had: Science, Climate and the Next Four Years
Featuring Obama campaign surrogate Kevin Knobloch and former Republican congressman and Delaware governor Mike Castle.
Moderated by ScienceDebate.org‘s Shawn Otto and ClimateDesk Live’s Chris Mooney.
The Superstorm that is slowly moving toward the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states appears to be an anomaly by most weather standards. Or is it? Could this superstorm be related to Global Warming? More specifically, could it be related to the the melting of the the arctic sea ice?
Climate change, according to some, has conveniently been left out of the 2012 Presidential election. ScienceDebate dot org, and the AAAS tried to get the candidates to discuss climate change along with other top American science questions including how innovation impacts the economy, energy, basic research, education, water resources.… Read more
I was in Augusta, Georgia on Friday and Saturday and during the local evening news program, there was a TV Ad supporting the Charter School Amendment on the November ballot. The TV Ad was paid for by Families for Better Public Schools, which is chaired by Georgia Republican Representative Edward Lindsey.
Just as the re-election of President Obama or the election Mr. Romney is coming to a head, so is the potential of charter schools being unleashed in several states around the nation. Georgia and Washington State have very similar laws on the November ballot, and if you live in either of these states, you know that the issue is before you.
I have reported on this blog that the Georgia bill was a model bill written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right leaning partisan group. … Read more
Why in a democracy do we promote consumption and not inquiry in science teaching? Why are we so possessed to have teachers cover the ground and not helping students uncover their connection to the world around them?
The second public draft of The Next Generation Science Standards will be released this December by Achieve, the organization that wrote the Common Core State Standards. I wish I could link you to the first draft of the science standards, but Achieve pulled them off their website on June 1, 2012 after posting them for about three weeks.… Read more