education policy

A New Climate Threat: “Academic Freedom” Laws

The other day I suggested that climate advocates ought to start working in school board elections as a way of building long term political support for vigorous climate action. Well, it looks like they will need to start playing defense as well.  October’s Scientific American reports that climate deniers are now pushing the Orwellian “academic …


Should Climate Advocates Fight School Board Elections?

Climate advocates might take a lesson from one of the most significant political movements of the last four decades: evangelical Christians.

Why have climate advocates failed in creating political support for significant climate policy?  Amy Luers thinks she knows.  In her recent piece, Rethinking US Climate Advocacy, her abstract states: It is time to reassess climate advocacy. To develop a strategy for philanthropy to strengthen climate engagement, I interviewed over 40 climate advocates, more than a dozen representatives …