Please welcome Dale Hansen. He blogs at the Detroit News and he’s a somewhat regular guest on Night Shift with Tony Trupiano. We’ve invited him to post an intro to his articles here and link back to his work at the Detroit News. He’s a great writer, I’m sure you will enjoy his work. ~Christine
Regardless of the science behind it, climate change is still a hotly debated topic. And the debate has far-reaching implications that most don’t consider.
For example, when parents deny the science of climate change or evolution – and offer only their unprofessional opinion as proof – they are teaching their kids that scientific methodologies that brought us a cure for polio, that landed a man on the moon, and that lead to nuclear power are debatable.
And while many of these people will be the first to complain about the performance of our kids in school, their arrogance could very well be the cause. After all, if kids are constantly hearing that science is hokum, then why would anyone want to become a scientist? And if educators who teach evolution are “liars,” why would kids treat them with respect?