Portland School Board Bans Literature Denying Climate Change

UN-Climate-Change-summit-graphicBy Joseph Jankowski

There will be no more discussion as to whether or not humans are contributing to climate change in the Portland, Oregon public school system, as the school board plans to ban all material that denies the existence of man-made climate change.

Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community, young and impressionable students will now only receive the politically correct side of the issue.

‘Man is causing climate change, no questions asked.’

From the Portland Tribune:

In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.

“It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. “Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”

The resolution passed Tuesday evening calls for the school district to get rid of textbooks or other materials that cast doubt on whether climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible. The resolution also directs the superintendent and staff to develope an implementation plan for “curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.”

During board testimony, Bill Bigelow, a former PPS teacher and current editor of ReThinking Schools, a magazine devoted to education issues, claimed that the science on man-made climate change was settled and that current “text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt.”

“‘Carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, power plants and other sources, may contribute to global warming,’” Bigelow quoted Physical Science published by Pearson as saying. “This is a section that could be written by the Exxon public relations group and it’s being taught in Portland schools.”

For years, there have been thousands of scientists dissenting against the idea of anthropogenic climate change. So now that this former public school teacher makes the speculative claim that big fossil fuel may be influencing the literature, the school board will cut off all debate.

This is brainwashing.

Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, Mintpressnews.com and Intellihub.com. 

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22 Comments on "Portland School Board Bans Literature Denying Climate Change"

  1. Star_Spangled_Eyes | May 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Reply

    “It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux…No, what’s unacceptable is little Nazis like you running around trying to ban contrary viewpoints!

    • The young of this country are being totally brainwashed into believing whatever they hear from those in positions of authority regardless of The lack of evidence or proof.
      The contention that man is responsible for Climate Change based upon current unsubstantiated data is a blatant lie.
      Of course this inconvient lie was spread by Al Gore, who served with one of The biggest liars to ever occupy The White House, Bill Clinton.
      Today The crown of greatest liar to ever occupy that position goes to Barack Obama who has even suggested that Climate Change, which was called Global Warming up to a few years ago when the conference on Global Warming had to be cancelled in Boston due to a blizzard, was responsible for terrorism.
      Of course Obama lives in his own delusional sociopathic paradise of lies, and blaming the weather for terrorism is just another mad assertion from his insane mind.
      Since then Global Warming has morphed into Climate Change, and that way The Liars on high can cover any contingency.
      The reason there is such a big fuss about Global Warming, er…Climate Change is because this is a deal in which the elites and powerful across the planet can subjugate, and fleece the rest of the population of trillions of dollars, while exercising draconian control over everything, including thought and free speech which I would suggest is in far greater peril than anything ever caused by Global Warming….I mean Climate Change….Maybe someone can tell me if Climate Change is such a big issue why does Michele Obama fly all over the globe with her entourage to whoop it up?
      Just one trip to Spain will burn up more jet fuel and release more emissions and carbons into the atmosphere than what a 1,000 normal people will do in a year. But will she say gosh I better not sacrifice my lifestyle?
      And not do that, of course not!
      Because kiddies what’s bad for you and the planet, ain’t bad for those running things because it is all b.s. and they know it.
      Has Mr. Inconvient Lie Al Gore given up his private jet?
      I think not.
      When Al Gore goes to live off the grid in a hut with no more modern conveniences I may take him seriously.
      But as long as liars like Barack You can keep your health provider if you like it Obama are saying Climate Change is bad, I’ll know that is not the case because he is the perfect reverse barometer.

    • The Penitent Man | May 22, 2016 at 8:11 am | Reply

      More like little commies.

  2. Its called the great northwaste for a reason.

    • Steady on.
      Assuming everyone and everything from the Pacific Northwest sucks is fairly retarded.
      I mean, is it really called, “the great northwaste,” by anyone besides you?

  3. climate justice? It’s a code word for neofeudal techno-Marxism.

  4. To tell you the truth, these Chicken Little Bureaucrat overseers are really starting to get on everyone’s nerves.

  5. ;egal eagle | May 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm | Reply

    The truth needs no laws to defend it, it stands on it’s own merits; only lies and liars need to hide behind banning

  6. When you want Federally funded schools, you get this kind of nonsense. The answer is to remove your kids from public school. Do it to a degree where public school attendance reaches unheard of low proportions.

    The schools are just doing what they have to do to receive Federal funding. Since the schools won’t turn down the money, simply remove your kids from the schools. They’ll learn more at home.

    • SonsofAnarchy5768 | May 21, 2016 at 7:11 am | Reply

      I agree but most people cant do it, why, because if there is 2 parents in the home both have to work~

  7. Any so called climate science that doesn’t factor in the American military’s use of climate modifying weapons isn’t science.

  8. When do they start burning piles of books and putting the dissenters into camps?

  9. it must be more of the common core lies being taught…and surveillance and brainwashing of children.

  10. SonsofAnarchy5768 | May 21, 2016 at 7:09 am | Reply

    Yeah, gonna call these morons and tell them a thing or 2!

  11. When is the book burning?
    YOU NAZI’S.

  12. barbarakelly | May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    Rhey are telling us that us humans aren’t allowed to think but only their way. Did you know that there are about 40 volcano’s are going off around the world lately. Think what that does in the sky at any given time. Have youo noticed

  13. Get your kids out of the public FOOL system right effin’ NOW, while you still can!!! There’s this thing called the internet out now, which is how and why you are reading this, and it is a superlative way to get a REAL education instead of brainwashing and indoctrination!! There is no subject at all that you cannot find covered on You Tube or other video sharing sites.
    Shitlery with her retarded minions thinking that we need communism and socialism to raise our children properly, need to be herded off of high cliffs, preferably with some very jagged rocks and pounding surf below!
    If this “green house gas”, CO2, is really so bad, then why is it used to nurture plants? Plants take in CO2 and sunlight, and make food out of it, not only for the plant itself, but US TOO!! So let’s ban all green houses as well, so those poor widdle plants won’t be subjected to so much environmental injustice!!

    • I couldn’t agree with you more, Randy. With the Internet and other alternative media out there, it’s time for parents to remove their kids from the indoctrination centers aka public schools and start teaching them at home. This way, the kids will be learning what’s really important for future careers – by simply using computers with subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, geography, history, etc. and leaving out the Communist Core drivel.
      Nobody’s denying climate change; the Earth’s climate’s been changing for over a billion years, and humans have been occupying this planet for a mere 200,000 years – a drop in the bucket – compared to the planet’s existence. In reality, human activity comprises a mere 2% for climate change. The Sun and volcanic activity are the two major factors that affect the planet’s climate. Not even CO2 has any real effect on the climate; instead, this “greenhouse gas” is essential to nurture plants. Plants take in CO2 and sunlight for photosynthesis and give off oxygen, for animals and humans to breathe.
      Al Gore started this “man-made global warming” hoax here in the US in 2001 as a money-making scheme; and, yes, he’s profited greatly through speeches given nationwide, as well as producing the film “An Inconvenient Truth”. However, when the planet’s climate didn’t follow his script and grew cooler, Al vanished from the scene. As we can see, the truth doesn’t need a defense, since it can stand very well on its own .. A lie, on the other hand, is unable to do so; and that’s why the “global warming” hoaxers are doing everything possible to make it into a religion.

  14. WOW. This must be a strictly republican board!!

  15. “Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community”

    That’s a disingenuous, and even dangerous assertion to make within an article that should be giving kudos across the board to Portland for having decided to regain their collective sanity.

    There may be scientists, perhaps some meteorologists, who I don’t think qualify as scientists, who are still debating this. And almost without exception if you follow the money you find that the denialists are corporate-bought. Those within the science of climatology are all but in agreement. Any who are not, again just follow the money

    Portland realizes that Mother Nature doesn’t give a flying F*CK what we humans believe anyway. Global Warming is here now. And while we fight and throw capitalist tantrums over the threat to our petty personal portfolios, we are gonna literally find ourselves extinct if we continue do so.

    And if it’s not already too late, and the first dominoes have already fallen…

    Be warned: There is no Plan-et B !

  16. A teacher falling for this bogus science – he should be fired.
    There is nothing behind any of it – kinda like believing peak oil and the fossil fuel lie.
    The gold collar scum crowd loves guys like him.

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