State Department’s Admiral Robert Papp: 'What we really need to do is educate the American youth about the plight of the polar bear, about the falling tundra, about Alaskan villages that run the risk of falling into the sea because of the lack of sea ice protecting their shores.'
Happer: Observational data show clearly that the predictions of unacceptable warming by more carbon dioxide are wrong...There is no observational support for the theoretically dubious claim that ‘more carbon dioxide will cause unacceptable global warming, or more extreme weather’
'Data has been manipulated, honest scientific debate has been stifled, educational institutions have been turned into brain-washing centers for the cause, and trusting citizens have been misled by much of the mass media'
'And what is the great danger that this noble cause purports to save us from? Human emissions of carbon dioxide, a transparent, odorless, non-toxic gas, essential for plant growth and contained at about 40,000 parts per million (ppm) in our own breaths. Carbon dioxide has been mercilessly demonized as ‘carbon pollution’, when in fact it is a benefit to the planet. Agricultural production has increased substantially and the Earth is greener today with the 400 ppm current levels of carbon dioxide than it was with preindustrial levels of about 280 ppm. And two or three times higher levels would be even better.'
'Kids are not going to be taught anything resembling scientific balance,' Morano argues. 'They're not going to be allowed any kind of scientific dissent. They're not even going to be told that there is a scientific dissent.'
Marc Morano, the executive editor of ClimateDepot.com and a vocal climate-change skeptic, traveled from Virginia to attend the recent board hearing and argue on behalf of keeping the altered standards.
“The West Virginia board of education was being intimidated and bullied by educators who wanted to enforce conformity,” he said in an interview. “It’s the kids who are going to suffer. They’re going to be told there’s no debate, there’s no dissent.”
Morano Excerpts: 'Even if you are not a global warming skeptic, these changes are basically fostering an open debate and they are against indoctrination. We must not tell kids there is no debate and no dissent is allowed...There is nothing controversial here except the idea that we should allow open debate.'
'It is ironic that several speakers here today referred to alleged fossil fuel funded climate skeptics doing the bidding for industry. What has not been mentioned is that the education group Achieve, which is writing these Common Core educational standards is an Exxon-Mobil and Chevron funded group.'
'What happened here today was political correctness and pressure beared down on West Virginia and West Virginia folded.'
Physicist Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen: 'The science is NOT settled at all, and it would be a great disservice to children to indoctrinate them with one currently-fashionable theory.'
Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'You should not let yourself be deceived by those who claim that you are opposing "science." Science has been badly hurt by the global warming cult, and it will be hard to repair its reputation.'
Supporters of allowing climate debate in West VA schools
"Global warming is far from settled science,” said Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot. ”Every day more and more scientists are speaking out…scientists who used to believe that are changing their view."
Morano: 'We come to stand up for science today and scientific dissent. Even if you are not a global warming skeptic, the proposed changes by this board were perfectly reasonable and completely scientifically valid. So what happened here today was political correctness and pressure beared down on West Virginia and West Virginia folded,' said Marc Morano, Climate Depot publisher.