Thursday, May 18, 2017

33 alarmist climate change teaching material collections online

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A partial listing by David Wojick

Skeptical teaching material collections online

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Alarmist teaching material collections online

Federal or federally funded

1. Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN).
"A collection of 650+ free, ready-to-use resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists. Suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms." CLEAN is funded by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

2. US Global Change Research Program "Resources for Educators."

3. NOAA's "Teaching Climate."

4. "Going Green! - Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World" is funded by NSF.

5. NASA's "Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet"

6. The National Ocean Service's "Talking to Children about Climate Change."

7. "Teaching about Climate Change" from Carlton College, sponsored by NSF

8. "Climate Change Live" with many federal "partners".

9. NASA's "Climate Kids."

10. "Climate Change Activities" from UCAR, sponsored by NSF.

11. "Climate and Global Change" by the National Earth Science Teachers Association, sponsored by NASA and NOAA.

12. "Climate Change Education" by Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, funded by NASA.

13. "Climate Change" from AAAS, sponsored by NSF.

14. "TEACHER RESOURCES" from the Alliance for Climate Education, includes OSTP, NOAA and EPA as "Partners."

15. "Climate Change and Human Health Lesson Plans" by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH.

Not known to be federally funded (a few of many)

1. "Climate Change 101" (video) with Bill Nye | National Geographic

2. "There is no Planet B" by Teach Climate Change

3. "Classroom Resources" from the National Center for Science Education

4. "Climate Science Resources" from the National Science Teachers Association

5. "Climate Change" from Practical Action

6. "Climate Change Resources" from the National Wildlife Federation

 7. "Cornell Climate Change" from Cornell (sponsors unknown).

8. "Teaching About Climate Change With The New York Times" by The Learning Network.

9. "Climate Change - Student Resources" from Lehigh University's Environmental Initiative.

10. "Climate Change Education: Essential Information for Educators" from the National Education Association.

11. "Climate Change" from the University of California, Berkeley's Global Systems Science.

12. "Climate Change" by KQED Science

13. "Activities for Responding to global climate change" by the Nuffield Foundation.

14. "Climate Change" from BP Educational Service (an oil company!)

15. "Climate Change Lesson Plans: Exploring the Evidence" by Michigan State's W. K. Kellogg Biological Station.

16. "Educators' Resource Corner: Climate Change" from the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

17. "Education Resources" from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now.

18. Climate Change Education.Org -- web portal

Just a sample

Note: EPA's vast array of alarmist edu content is still there. Officially, EPA's climate change material has been withdrawn, but it is still readily available from the EPA website, as follows. EPA's main education page is still there -- "Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators."

On this page there are links to various topics. There is a specific button for "Climate Change" which still works. Using it to go to the EPA climate change education website one finds this notice:

"Thank you for your interest in this topic. We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt. If you're looking for an archived version of this page, you can find it on the January 19 snapshot [link]." Clicking on the snapshot link takes one to this page:

It has a banner saying: "This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2017. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work."

But this page leads to an extensive website full of alarmist teaching materials, which are still readily available and easy to find.