Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Fighting back against upcoming Al Gore-produced fraudulent "Climate Reality" presentations in our schools


11/7/19 update--Success! Our principal has ruled, correctly, against allowing in-classroom Al Gore propaganda at our local high school on Nov 20: "Climate change is not a current curricular standard. As a result, it will not be included in the curriculum for this course, and we won't be welcoming in-classroom speakers on the topic".
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On Nov. 20-21, 2019, in schools around the world, for ages down to kindergarten, Al Gore's "Climate Reality" group plans to give presentations based on Gore's highly fraudulent "Truth in 10" slideshow. https://www.climaterealityproject.org/truth

I think as many skeptics as possible should check out the map here. If a presentation is scheduled at a local school, please take the time to write a complaint letter.  (Please let me know via DM, email, or comment here if you do some pushback).

From an email I just sent to our local high school's superintendent, principal, and chemistry teacher:
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I found out that a climate presentation from an Al Gore group (“Climate Reality”), along with a “climate activism” talk, is scheduled to be given to five Mounds View chemistry classes on Nov 20. https://realityhub.climaterealityproject.org/events/item/348/45804

The presenter was part of a group personally “trained” by Al Gore when he was in Minneapolis in August 2019.  The stated goal of that training is to "shape public opinion, influence policy, and inspire your community to act at this critical time”: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training

From Climate Reality’s mission statement: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/our-mission
"The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels.
At Climate Reality, we’re here to make urgent action a necessity. In politics. In business. In every aspect of our lives. Everywhere.
Urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and speed the global shift to renewables. Urgent action to halt the Trump Administration’s radical fossil fuel agenda"

I view the proposed presentation (given by Al Gore here) https://www.climaterealityproject.org/truth) as politics masquerading as science. I personally don’t think this presentation or “climate activism" belongs in MVHS chemistry classes, but if that happens, I’d like to ask for “equal time” in those chemistry classes to correct some of that misinformation.

I have a great interest in the scientific debate around climate change; I’ve been sanity-checking these issues almost daily in great detail for about 12 years. I do have about 35 slides (graphs etc) that I’ve pulled together in the last few days, with more planned.

I agree with [another parent] who wrote about the Nov 20 presentations:

"The kids should be given both sides and let them use their critical [thinking] skills to decide what they believe. I would be happy to support...You can include me as concerned parent.  I could also attend the class to support your cause”.
Thanks!
Tom

Background: From this Al Gore tweet, I found out that his “Climate Reality” group will be making basically the same climate pitch all around the world on Nov 20-21, including in high schools and in classes for students as young as kindergarten:

Here’s one key misinformation-packed slide from Al Gore's spiel. Look at all the horrible stuff allegedly caused by ~400 ppm CO2!


6 comments:

Allison said...

Hey Tom!

As a high school student myself, I would love to hear a presentation about climate change (like this one you are so against) be given in my school! If kids have questions about any of the facts we literally all have cell phones in our pockets and can look them up ourselves. We are very capable of making our own decisions. That being said, I fully believe that climate change is real and my generation is going to fix it. So you can go on living your life trying to change our minds, but sorry, you probably won't because our generation is smarter than yours.

Love, Allison

Tom said...

Allison, you had me at "my generation is smarter than yours".

Until U can tell me exactly what caused the Minoan/Roman/Medieval warm periods, Dark Ages/Little Ice Age cooling, early 20th cent. warming, & mid-20th cent. cooling, I refuse to believe U understand natural variability enough to rule it out as the #1 post-1970s warming cause.

Try looking up the answers on the phone that is *literally* in your pocket.

David Wojick said...

If it any help I list about 350 skeptical videos here: http://ccdedu.blogspot.com
Plus some other stuff.
The Climate Change Debate Education project.

d14947 said...

Allison, you know nothing about climate, not having studied physics, not understanding the laws of thermodynamics.Without knowledge of those your opinions are about as valid as the opinions of my cat!You have been hypnotized by ignorant fools, just like Greta. Fear mongering is a bad way to live. Weather is not climate. Take a physics class, do some hard work, and after 10 years you might know a little bit!;)

Anonymous said...

Tom, your presentation in any primary school will be appreciated. I personally have five grand children in primary schools and I would hate it if they were exposed to Al Gore and his pathetic effort to brain wash them. Gore is a politician with hooks to all sorts of UN socialist propaganda. I noticed in your map of Texas, the DFW area is covered well. Keep up the great work. Regards, George Reagan, US Navy vet, mechanical engineer, physicist, astronomer and petroleum geologist, A REAL SCIENTIST.

Ashley Trey said...

Allison,

I do believe that your generation with the help of previous generations will solve climate change.

I know that you will be successful in the face of the book burners.