[GRAND JUNCTION — A national group that thinks global warming is “junk science” and that teaching it is unnecessarily scaring schoolchildren brought its first petition effort for “balanced education” to Mesa County Schools on Tuesday night.
Rose Pugliese, an unsuccessful candidate for a District 51 school board seat in the last election, presented a petition with 700 signatures to the board asking that science teachers stop giving lessons on global warming.
“It (global warming) is not a proven scientific theory. There is not evidence to support it,” Pugliese told the board, generating applause from about 40 Tea Party and other conservative group members who filled the room for the first school board petition battle over this issue in the country.
The climate-change deniers scoffed and shook their heads when a scientist and a college professor spoke up to say that global warming is a well-supported scientific fact.
“This is not just some liberal theory,” said Richard Alward, an ecologist with a Ph.D.
Pugliese and three other people who spoke against global-warming education said that if the subject is going to be taught, the “other side” should be presented so that students aren’t subjected to a frightening untruth.
How about we teach children the other side of Jesus theory so students aren’t subjected to a “frightening untruth.” A lot of children believe that Jesus was born of a virgin mother and that he rose from the dead. Talk about a nut-job theory with no proof! Children need to know that truth. That it’s a lie created about 2,000 years ago.