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[school-discuss] Re: OT: all about global warming
On Thursday 20 June 2002 04:55 pm, mike eschman wrote:
> here on earth, while you slept, the epa
> issued the results of a 10 year study. it acknowledges the scientific
> uncertainty - but it also commits to significant spending.
> that makes it worthwhile, regardless of your opinion.
> i won't waste anymore breathe on this.
> mike eschman, etc...
> "Not just an afterthought ...
> On Thursday 20 June 2002 02:53 pm, you wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 June 2002 11:18 am, mike eschman wrote:
> > > what's fringe about government efforts to mediate global warming
> > > effects ?
> > Well, for one thing, the assumption that global warming is actually
> > occurring. Such has never been scientifically established (indeed, the
> > best evidence suggests that the planet is actually cooling); there isn't
> > even a consensus about it among the scientific community.
> > Yet, we have an effort to involve impressionable schoolchildren in
> > "research" which is based on a questionable premise -- a premise which
> > just happens to be a cornerstone of the political agenda of the far Left.
> > > there is no other local venue funded to perform real science with k-12
> > > particpation, so it is a good venue for our schools.
> > This is sad. It is not, of course, "real science" -- it has about the
> > same validity as the "creation science" being pushed by the fringe groups
> > on the other end of the political spectrum. Unfortunately, American
> > school children are caught in the middle, being taught what to believe
> > instead of how to think.
> > Ken Barber