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If you are a teacher, you are no doubt in a daily battle to capture your students’ interest and attention. If time is short, classroom time is even shorter. The IPCC report is not something that should be missed; even a single class devoted to it could substantially change your students’ lives. So where to start? Where to focus your attention?

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The 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC report is finally out! Or at least the Summary for Policymakers is out, and this is the part that teachers are going to want to use. This summary has oodles of pictures, figures and detailed information about the state of climate change, as well as predictions for the future.

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08.28.2013

A new poll commissioned by Carbon Brief investigates public opinion about climate change in the United Kingdom.

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07.17.2013

A national survey reveals that one in eleven Australians does not believe in evolution — and three in eleven think that humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs.

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07.10.2013

A funding application for a summer workshop on evolutionary biology in Turkey was denied because "evolution is a controversial subject," according to Science Insider (July 5, 2013).

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07.08.2013

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education in the United Kingdom, "has abandoned plans to drop climate change from the geography national curriculum," reported the Guardian (July 5, 2013).

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06.25.2013
American Physical Society

Writing in APS News (June 2013), Zehra Sayers and Zuhal Özcan address the state of evolution education in Turkey — and the news is not good.

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05.10.2013

Pew Research Center

A new report discussing a poll of Muslims around the globe suggests (PDF, p. 132) that "[m]any Muslims around the world believe in evolution."

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03.19.2013

"Debate about climate change has been cut out of the national curriculum for children under 14," reports the Guardian (March 17, 2013), referring to a new draft of the British national curriculum currently under development.

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