Sir Topham Hatt routinely chastises his engines when they allow their selfish, and foolish, decisions to interfere with the proper running of the railroad. He tells them, “You are causing confusion and delay!”
This analysis of the Heartland Institute’s campaign to “derail” the teaching of climate science is one which deserves Sir Hatt’s admonishment!
The documents, from a nonprofit organization in Chicago called theHeartland Institute, outline plans to promote a curriculum that would cast doubt on the scientific finding that fossil fuel emissions endanger the long-term welfare of the planet. “Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective,” one document said.
While the documents offer a rare glimpse of the internal thinking motivating the campaign against climate science, defenders of science education were preparing for battle even before the leak. Efforts to undermine climate-science instruction are beginning to spread across the country, they said, and they fear a long fight similar to that over the teaching of evolution in public schools.