Climate indoctrination in Colorado
The professors who shut down climate-change debate in class have landed on the radar of a top University of Colorado official, who says he wants to make sure students are being “educated, not indoctrinated.”The university also made reference to the hotly disputed 97 percent consensus. The failure of the computer models to accurately predict global warming is something they would evidently prefer not to discuss. They would then have to determine which of their assumptions is invalid and they have not been able to do that so far.
John Carson, a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, said he plans to make inquires Thursday about an email from three University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors who advised students to drop the class if they dispute climate change.
“I have a lot of questions after reading this reported email sent to students,” Mr. Carson told The Washington Times. “We should be encouraging debate and dialogue at the university, not discouraging or forbidding it. Students deserve more respect than this. They come to the university to be educated, not indoctrinated.”
Mr. Carson, a Republican, said he was also concerned about limits on student research based on another statement in the email: “We ask that any outside sources that are used be peer reviewed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” which falls under the auspices of the United Nations.
“If it’s accurate, the email even limits the sources of research that students can use,” Mr. Carson said. “For there to be a prohibition on debate and dialogue on a particular public policy issue at the university is certainly alarming.”