Utah State Senator Chris Buttars (R-West Jordan) recently led a panel discussion about education at the Utah Eagle Forum annual convention. Buttars and the rest of the panel members made a number of comments about their fears that a Communist agenda is being shoved down the gullets of Utah school children, and of course, global warming is one of the topics Buttars and his panel alleged were being pushed in the curriculum by the Commies.
The Utah State School Board has put up a website to solicit public comments about the Eagle Forum panel’s anti-intellectual crusade. Please go leave your comments ASAP! (At least if you aren’t a black-helicopter-watching extremist like Buttars and his crew. If you are, click repeatedly on the invisible button in the center of your screen. Don’t worry if nothing happens at first–just keep clicking until the Communist threat has vanished. Your country depends on you.)
Here’s the comment I left.
As both a Republican and an Earth scientist, I find Sen. Buttars’ comment about global warming to be ridiculous. There is very strong evidence that humans are causing significant climate change. When the vast majority of climate scientists agree on this, why shouldn’t the schools teach it? When the schools start teaching kids what the political response to the situation should be, it might be legitimate to start complaining about the schools pushing a particular political agenda. But until then, it’s clear that Buttars is just peddling his usual anti-intellectual nonsense.