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EarlyBird November 6th, 2019 3:20pm

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?

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otto Olean, NY
11/11/19 3:35 am

Only if government, which has a vested interest in making people believe they need the government to protect them, relinquishes all control of curriculum.

4lph40meg4 Frustration, USA
11/07/19 2:34 pm

No, our kids are brainwashed enough as it is...

EarlyBird Portland
11/07/19 6:11 am

Thanks for the share @MrAmerica and @bringstheeagle

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/07/19 8:58 pm

You’re welcome.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/06/19 11:48 pm

No. Kids get enough fiction in Lit class.

EarlyBird Portland
11/07/19 5:57 am

Thanks for the share, Tom.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/07/19 11:48 pm

Anytime! ❤️

Waterguy Texas
11/06/19 7:34 pm

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.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/06/19 4:29 pm

Of course not. Just another reason to stay away from factory schooling.

Suzan Hawaii
11/06/19 3:44 pm

You cannot fix stupid

MurphDawg information of the now
11/06/19 3:05 pm

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.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/06/19 2:41 pm

Sure, as soon as they also teach Astrology, unicorn husbandry, and Leprechaun alchemy.

JPA1960 Illinois
11/06/19 1:24 pm


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.

JudicialJedi321 This is How Liberty Dies
11/06/19 1:22 pm

Sounds authoritarian. Heck no.

Talren Libertarian Socialist
11/06/19 7:23 pm

It’s no more “authoritarian” than physics or chemistry being mandatory in schools.

MJSeals J.D.
11/06/19 1:06 pm

Scoule in Italia non sono buoni esempi

11/06/19 12:05 pm

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Carolynn new jersey
11/06/19 11:58 am

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?

Liberty 4,032,064
11/06/19 4:31 pm

It could be including in a religion class or something of the sort as an elective.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/06/19 11:37 am

I wouldn't trust it to be handheld with any validity.
It would be pure brainwashing.

What will be the school curriculum?
White privilege
Gender spectra
Global warming
Sensitive speaking
Blame Trump (revised from "Blame Bush")
Participation trophies in inoffensive games

No wonder our education ranking is falling!

bnnt Los Angeles
11/06/19 11:28 am

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.

EatMoreMeat Counting the Fallacies
11/06/19 11:24 am

Study it - absolutely.
Indoctrinate students - absolutely not.

cato Santa Barbara, California
11/06/19 11:11 am

I think that might be too specific. no reason the topic can’t be incorporated into the larger geology discussion already in place.

11/06/19 10:51 am

Obviously. Kids need to know how and why they're parents and grandparents have destroyed the world. Bastards.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/06/19 10:11 am

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.

skinner Jersey City
11/06/19 10:07 am

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.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 10:07 am

Let’s teach facts in school, not politically spun BS. Being a kid is tough enough already.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/06/19 10:16 am

Climate change is fact.

11/06/19 10:41 am

Just because you don't like it doesn't make it any less objectively true.

11/06/19 10:52 am

You have no basis for determining fact, you nutty douche.

11/06/19 10:54 am

Right, I don't. The mountains of scientific evidence does.

11/06/19 10:57 am

Exactly. That comment was aimed at Quinny the Moron here.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 11:06 am

I am not interested in a faggoty opinion, only facts.

11/06/19 11:17 am

"facts" not Facts. Fucking idiot.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 12:26 pm

you’re stretching the definition of scientific fact further than you stretch your butt-hole, no homo

11/06/19 12:37 pm

Boy you really like talking about gay men huh

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 2:32 pm

what’s wrong with that, you homophobic rat?

11/06/19 2:40 pm

I'm not the one going around saying slurs dude.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 3:10 pm

no but youre acting as if it’s somehow wrong to talk about gays. classic homophobia

11/06/19 3:11 pm

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.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 3:38 pm

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.

11/06/19 3:51 pm

Yeah okay Boomer.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/06/19 3:55 pm

More likely a child than a boomer.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 4:25 pm

thanks for playing you weak leftists

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/07/19 12:35 pm

He'd rather have Fiction like creationism or the book of revelations. (That would make a HELL of a movie though)

Quinnipiac Here
11/07/19 1:23 pm

lady I don’t need your dirty mouth speaking for me.

EarlyBird Portland
11/06/19 9:52 am

@political thanks for the share!

political Georgia
11/06/19 10:01 am

Sure thing, Birdie

HBNY this space for rent
11/06/19 9:47 am

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.

HBNY this space for rent
11/06/19 9:49 am

This all would fall under the umbrella of earth and atmospheric sciences.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/07/19 12:36 pm

That subject (meteorology) is interesting as hell

HBNY this space for rent
11/07/19 3:31 pm

It’s very interesting subject matter.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
11/06/19 8:57 am

I think there are more important things they could learn.

11/06/19 8:42 am

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.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/07/19 12:40 pm

Keep politics out of anything. Just teach. They DO have biblical archeology. My dad took a course after he retired

MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
11/06/19 8:39 am

Under the umbrella of environmental science, yes.

suppressedID keep Summer safe
11/06/19 8:38 am

It’s called science.

11/06/19 8:31 am

I can only imagine Christians then want religion in the schools.

11/06/19 8:34 am

Good point. If that religion gets to proselytize in schools, then so should mine.

11/06/19 9:44 am

Note I voted no. And I say no thanks to religion in school too.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/06/19 10:00 am

Equation science with religion 🤦‍♂️
Idiocracy, here we come!

Yessy French Texan
11/06/19 8:22 am

I'm not sure. I think to be honest it is already being taught in some American schools and colleges.