Teacher training: What it all means – Climate Change

Posted: March 18, 2013 by tallbloke in alarmism, climate, Incompetence, propaganda
Following up yesterday’s post about ‘climate change’ and sustainability’ being removed from the compulsory aspect of the national curriculum for under 14’s. In response, Leo Hickman wrote an article published in the Guardian entitled: ‘Teachers should be given free reign to teach climate change in schools’.  I wondered what sort of information is fed to the teachers who decide what to include in lessons such as Geography. The Notes re-produced below are on page 9 of this publication given to teachers by Derby City Council. It was produced by Resource Recovery Solutions (Derbyshire) Ltd, a UK registered limited company. Note that there is not a hint of any references to any external material.
brainwashWhat it all means – Climate Change
Below is a list of explanations that you will need to know in order to teach global warming and climate change.
Climate change
Climate change is a natural process, for millennia the earth has warmed and cooled in a regular cycle as evidenced by ice ages.
Now, man’s actions are accelerating the process at a phenomenal rate to the extent that the term climate change is now primarily used when referring to changes in the modern climate influenced by human activities or global warming.
By this new definition climate change is changes to the earth’s climatic system that take place over decades or longer periods of time and is considered to be synonymous with global warming.
Global warming
Global warming is the increase in temperature of the oceans, land surface and near surface air of earth which has been increasing since the middle of the 20th century.
The primary cause of this warming is an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activity such as industrialisation, burning fossil fuels and deforestation.
The effects of global warming will be catastrophic, causing sea level rise, glacial retreat, floods, droughts and an increase in natural disasters such as mudslides and
hurricanes.
Global warming will also affect habitats and agriculture by changing the plants that are able to grow, the animals able to survive, the acidity of the oceans and the
amount of produce from crops.
Global warming is already believed to be affecting weather patterns resulting in greater extremes of weather and seasonal variations (e.g. hotter summers and colder
winters), this will only increase.
The greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the trapping of thermal radiation (the sun’s heat) between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface which warms the surface of the planet.
Greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and emits thermal radiation (the sun’s heat) and contributes to the greenhouse effect.
Greenhouse gases aren’t all bad; without any greenhouse gases in our atmosphere the surface of the planet would be on average more than 30 degrees colder.
The most common greenhouse gases are:
Water vapour
Carbon dioxide
Methane
Nitrous oxide
Ozone
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
It is the rise in the concentrations of these gases in our atmosphere, since the middle
of the 20
th
century, which has caused global warming as the increase in greenhouse
gases reduces the amount of radiation that is able to pass back through the

atmosphere and out into space and as such is warming the planet

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Comments
  1. Roger Clague says:

    The greenhouse effect is the trapping of thermal radiation (the sun’s heat) between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface which warms the surface of the planet.

    Radiation is not heat
    There is nothing between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface.I thought the GHG theory was that heat is trapped in the atmosphere.

    It is worrying that children are being taught this.

  2. michael hart says:

    I think they forgot the plagues of locusts, raining frogs, and death of the first-born.

    My youngest niece told me yesterday that she had been appointed (not elected, I think) as chair of the school “Environment Committee.” As far as I could tell, it didn’t seem to involve actually doing anything, but perhaps it is good practice for management.

    Fortunately, I have few worries for her education in this matter. First on the agenda, she joked, was that she was going to authorise herself a badge to wear. I cautioned her that normally the first thing should be to award herself (and the committee) a pay rise.

  3. wayne says:

    “There is nothing between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface.”

    Yes there is. It is called an e/m field and your children should be taught this. Its called proper physics. What your children need to be vaccinated against is “back-radiation poisoning of the mind”. There is a world-wide epidemic underway. 😉

  4. Sparks says:

    “climate change is now primarily used when referring to changes in the modern climate influenced by human activities or global warming.”

    Let me fix that for you.

    Climate Change refers to changes that occur naturally over long periods of time. Anthropogenic Climate Change refers to a climate influenced by people over long periods of time, There is no evidence of any Climate Change being anything other than a natural process.

  5. Kon Dealer says:

    “Teachers should be given free reign to teach climate change”
    Exactly what i am doing- see
    http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/3/19/don-keiller-on-plants-and-carbon-dioxide.html

  6. Brian H says:

    8bn, by about 2045, at peak per the always-correct “Low Band” of the UN Population Survey. A crisis of geriatrification looms, if anything. Lotsa robots, please!

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