Taking Science Education Seriously

September 17, 2014 8:47 PM

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is dedicated to inspiring "scientific leaders of tomorrow." But as a climate scientist who teaches at Texas A&M, I was disappointed to read that the museum chose not to include any exhibits on climate change. Climate change may be the defining scientific problem of the 21st century, and we do young learners a disservice by remaining silent on it.

The science connecting fossil fuel pollution and climate change is unequivocal. Climate scientists agree that human activity and burning of fossil fuels will cause increasing temperatures and more frequent extreme heat events, changes in the distribution of rainfall, rising seas, and the oceans beco...

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