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HCR 1009 - Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

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Legislation-Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (37-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that urges public schools to teach "global climatic change" in an objective manner appropriate to the age and the academic situation of the student.

Highlights:
-Alleges that the evidence relating to "global climatic change" is subject to a variety of interpretations. -Alleges that there are multiple factors that can influence global climate, and that how these factors interact and the significance of that interaction are largely unknown. -Alleges that the political and philosophical debate surrounding the issue has influenced the scientific investigation into "global climatic change".
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that urges public schools to teach "global climatic change" in an objective manner appropriate to the age and the academic situation of the student.

Highlights:
-Alleges that the evidence relating to "global climatic change" is subject to a variety of interpretations. -Alleges that there are multiple factors that can influence global climate, and that how these factors interact and the significance of that interaction are largely unknown. -Alleges that the political and philosophical debate surrounding the issue has influenced the scientific investigation into "global climatic change".
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (36-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that urges public schools to teach global warming as a scientific theory rather than as a proven fact.

Highlights:
-Specifies that public schools should alter their curricula to teach the following:
    -That global warming is a theory rather than a fact; -That there are multiple factors that can influence global climate, and that how these factors interact and the significance of that interaction are largely unknown; and -That the political and philosophical debate surrounding the issue has influenced the scientific investigation into global warming.
-Alleges that the earth has been cooling for the last 8 years, despite increases in carbon dioxide produced due to human activities. -Alleges that historical climate data shows that there have been previous periods where the earth had a warmer climate than it currently does. -Alleges that the polar ice caps are melting due to warm ocean currents and high winds, and not due to rising atmospheric temperatures. -Alleges that carbon dioxide is "highly beneficial" to plant life, and that it is not a pollutant. -Specifies that more than 31,000 American scientists have signed a petition to President Obama alleging that there is no scientific evidence that greenhouse gases will be detrimental to the earth's climate, and that instead increases in carbon dioxide will be beneficial to the environment.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum

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