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“The judge identified nine aspects of An Inconvenient Truth, nine core errors, where Al Gore either misstated the IPCC or prejudicially exaggerated what they found.” John Day is the lawyer for a British parent who sued the British Department
of Education when they tried to distribute An Inconvenient Truth to schools.
Group think in public education
Written by Kristin McMurray   
Monday, 14 June 2010 14:38
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classOne of the major arguments made by Global Warming alarmists is the band wagon appeal, saying there is a consensus on the science.  This excuse is especially present when asked why man-made climate change is being taught in science classes around the nation.

Politicians, like Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, throw out numbers like "4,000 scientists" believe Global Warming to be man-made.  However, even the IPCC says that it's dozens of scientists, not thousands, that believe Global Warming to be man-made.  According to an article in the Herald Sun:

Mick Hulme, Professor of Climate Change at the University of East Anglia and an IPCC’s coordinating Lead Author, corrects the record:

Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous. That particular consensus judgement, as are many others in the IPCC reports, is reached by only a few dozen experts in the specific field of detection and attribution studies; other IPCC authors are experts in other fields.

Andrew Bolt, the author of the article, raises the question of group think.  If these dozens of scientists only share favorable information with each other, how long till they succumb to group think? 

We've seen these results in school children who've been forced to watch An Inconvenient Truth for years, with no conflicted arguments presented to the classroom.  Education should be about teaching the process of critical thinking, but instead we seen it degenerate to memorization of facts, or sometimes propaganda.  It is time to bring balance back to the classroom and teach both sides of the climate debate to children.  Let them make an educated decision on where they want to stand on a controversial topic.  This is why Not Evil Just Wrong is working with the Independent Women's Forum on a Balanced Education for Everyone, to bring balance back to the science discussions in your school.

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