Leaked: A Plan To Teach Climate Change Skepticism in Schools
Internal documents have been leaked from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago nonprofit think tank, showing its funding of leading skeptics of global warming and a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools. An anonymous person leaked the documents to several publications and activists supporting the science of climate change.
“The heart of the climate denial machine relies on huge corporate and foundation funding from U.S. businesses, including Microsoft, Koch Industries, Altria (parent company of Philip Morris) RJR Tobacco and more,” reports the DeSmogBlog, which published the documents. The blog opposes what it calls the “climate denial machine.” The documents show a plan to develop a curriculum for teaching about climate change in K-12 schools, focusing on the message that “the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain — two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science.”