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West Virginia House just blocked climate change education. Take action!

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The West Virginia House of Delegates just voted to block new, high quality science standards for K-12 students in order to stop students from learning about climate change.

Speaking in support of the anti-science language in the education bill, HB 4014, Delegate Frank Deem said "there's nothing that upsets me more than the idea that it's a proven fact that climate change is man made." He also said he doesn't want "our children to be taught how bad fossil fuels are."

If the anti-science education provision is passed into law, West Virginia students will not only be denied instruction about climate change, they will be denied access to up-to-date standards covering all science subjects.

The bill has been sent to the West Virginia Senate. Let's send a loud, clear message to West Virginia legislators that damaging the education of West Virginia kids with climate denial is wrong -- and unacceptable.

Please sign the petition to stand up for the right of WV kids to have a high quality science education that includes climate science.

Sincerely,

Herman Mays (Professor in the biology department of Marshall University, a father, and member of the pro-science education group Climate Parents).



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