The End Is Near, Maybe
An influential association of scientists has announced for the first time that global warming is a “growing threat to society” according to this story in The Washington Post. This statement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science was released during a town hall meeting of teachers in California and a host of other teacher-related groups agreed. The California Science Teachers Association, the National Science Teachers Association and the United Educators of San Francisco all supported the AAAS statement.
This earlier Around the Web post shows just how debate over global warming is creeping, or not creeping, into classrooms. For teachers who are torn over how to address the issue, there are a number of sample lessons out there, including these suggestions from PBS and from NOVA , as well this suggested class activity from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.