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EPA chief: Teach climate change in schools
« on: August 09, 2014, 06:34:48 AM »
EPA chief: Teach climate change in schools
 

By Laura Barron-Lopez - 08/08/14 05:03 PM EDT
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy said students should be taught the science behind climate change in schools.

"I think part of the challenge of explaining climate change is that it requires a level of science and a level of forward thinking and you’ve got to teach that to kids," McCarthy said in an interview with the magazine Irish American published Friday.
 

The comments from McCarthy, who is the face of President Obama’s signature climate rule on existing power plants, will likely set off a firestorm among Republican lawmakers skeptical of the science behind climate change.
McCarthy added that the growing use of renewables in communities, even on school buildings, would help kids see the transition to cleaner energy first hand.

"People didn’t have a sense of how dramatic climate change really is, and what it means for all of us. So that’s been a challenge,” she said. “But what’s great about renewables is that when you put a solar panel on the roof of a school, you change the entire dynamic of education for the students. It’s hands-on.”

Despite severe pushback from Republicans in Congress, and industry, on the administration's carbon pollution rules for power plants, McCarthy said people across the U.S. are getting "more active and engaged" on climate control.

 The EPA is working overtime to fend off attacks from opponents of the president's climate agenda, and has stressed the flexibility the carbon rules give states.

 "We are under very close scrutiny but we'll live up to that scrutiny and we'll still make progress," McCarthy said.
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Re: EPA chief: Teach climate change in schools
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 08:40:02 AM »
And maybe a course on how Unicorns affect grasslands...
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Re: EPA chief: Teach climate change in schools
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 09:03:44 AM »
We should teach science more rigorously, because that would help to dispel the climate change cultists such as Gina McCarthy.

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Re: EPA chief: Teach climate change in schools
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 09:37:57 AM »
And maybe a course on how Unicorns affect grasslands...

And the uselessness of bull shit.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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