Italy is to become the first country in the world in which the study of climate change will be made compulsory in schools. Would you support a similar law in the US?
Only if government, which has a vested interest in making people believe they need the government to protect them, relinquishes all control of curriculum.
No, our kids are brainwashed enough as it is...
go for it
Thanks for the share @MrAmerica and @bringstheeagle
No. Kids get enough fiction in Lit class.
Thanks for the share, Tom.
I don’t mind the science being taught in schools, but there’s a thin line between the facts and making kids feel ashamed of themselves. I’m worried about the kind of language that would come with such an explanation of how carbon emissions are changing the environment, such as shaming kids for riding with their parents to school.
I know the issue is multi-faceted and traveling isn’t the biggest source of emissions or anything, but I’m still worried about the language that would be used with the children, as well as the curriculum not being broad enough in scope. At this point, I don’t think I can support the implementation of such a thing in unless a comprehensive plan comes into suggestion.
Of course not. Just another reason to stay away from factory schooling.
You cannot fix stupid
No, only if you are taking a class involving learning about meteorology. No point otherwise. If you are arguing saving the world, then I have the same argument for teaching Christianity, I want to save the world.
Sure, as soon as they also teach Astrology, unicorn husbandry, and Leprechaun alchemy.
People need to understand what is happening. It could even be a class on climatology. There is so much misinformation out there that this would be really great.
Sounds authoritarian. Heck no.
It’s no more “authoritarian” than physics or chemistry being mandatory in schools.
Scoule in Italia non sono buoni esempi
Le scuole* allora!
Italy also once thought going to war with ADOLF HITLER was a good idea.
I’m not sure what the issue is here. I studied all of the basic sciences in elementary school and up. Wouldn’t it just be in an Earth Science course, where kids would just learn the different types of clouds and how volcanos erupt, that sort of thing?
It could be including in a religion class or something of the sort as an elective.
I wouldn't trust it to be handheld with any validity.
It would be pure brainwashing.
What will be the school curriculum?
Blame Trump (revised from "Blame Bush")
Participation trophies in inoffensive games
No wonder our education ranking is falling!
Teach that the climate has always changing throughout history even when humans were not prevalent.
But not to indoctrinate with “man caused it” and the ONLY solution is more big government intervention and taxing western companies and countries with money going to a backwards organization like the UN, paid UN so-called climate scientists that get paid by the UN for their livelihood to say it’s man-made, and money for dictatorships/authoritative regimes around the world.
Study it - absolutely.
Indoctrinate students - absolutely not.
I think that might be too specific. no reason the topic can’t be incorporated into the larger geology discussion already in place.
Obviously. Kids need to know how and why they're parents and grandparents have destroyed the world. Bastards.
I wouldn’t actively support it, and I certainly wouldn’t oppose it. I think it’s important for climate to be taught in schools. It is their future, after all.
No, studying climate change should be optional, but to mandate such studies would be inconsistent with the general curriculum public education is meant to prepare students for.
Let’s teach facts in school, not politically spun BS. Being a kid is tough enough already.
Climate change is fact.
Just because you don't like it doesn't make it any less objectively true.
You have no basis for determining fact, you nutty douche.
Right, I don't. The mountains of scientific evidence does.
Exactly. That comment was aimed at Quinny the Moron here.
I am not interested in a faggoty opinion, only facts.
"facts" not Facts. Fucking idiot.
you’re stretching the definition of scientific fact further than you stretch your butt-hole, no homo
Boy you really like talking about gay men huh
what’s wrong with that, you homophobic rat?
I'm not the one going around saying slurs dude.
no but youre acting as if it’s somehow wrong to talk about gays. classic homophobia
Hey, i never said it was wrong. You just talk about gay people with disdain as if its an insult, but also can't shut up about gay people.
but what is wrong with talking about them?i get that you might be triggered by name calling because you are weak minded and easily offended.
Yeah okay Boomer.
More likely a child than a boomer.
thanks for playing you weak leftists
He'd rather have Fiction like creationism or the book of revelations. (That would make a HELL of a movie though)
lady I don’t need your dirty mouth speaking for me.
@political thanks for the share!
Sure thing, Birdie
As a former meteorology major, I’d love for some meteorology (which also helps with geography), climatology, and ecology to be part of science curriculum. Climatology should include some climate change and atmospheric chemistry verbiage.
This all would fall under the umbrella of earth and atmospheric sciences.
That subject (meteorology) is interesting as hell
It’s very interesting subject matter.
I think there are more important things they could learn.
No. Unfortunately it would become another leftist platform for political ideas and not real science.
If real science could be guaranteed universally then I’d be a huge supporter.
Keep politics out of anything. Just teach. They DO have biblical archeology. My dad took a course after he retired
Under the umbrella of environmental science, yes.
It’s called science.
I can only imagine Christians then want religion in the schools.
Good point. If that religion gets to proselytize in schools, then so should mine.
Note I voted no. And I say no thanks to religion in school too.
Equation science with religion 🤦♂️
Idiocracy, here we come!
I'm not sure. I think to be honest it is already being taught in some American schools and colleges.