Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “global warming curriculum” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy.” This effort, at a cost of $100,000 a year, will be developed by Dr. David E. Wojick, a coal-industry consultant.
These programs are specifically designed to influence students, teachers, and the public in general about climate change...These are just nine of the 57 projects which NASA is funding (or has funded). Most of them deal with teaching educators (school and college) in how to more effectively communicate climate change, usually by using NASA data. All of them deal with teaching climate change to the public. Funding numbers have been difficult to find, but it appears that the program started in 2008 with $6 million, and received about $10 million in 2009 and another $10 million in 2010. I'm still looking into those numbers. That means the average program receives something around $450,000. This appears to be consistent with the amount recieved in the NSF program, which I'm coming to next.