The Heartland Institute, one of America’s most prominent climate-change denying groups, has set its sights on a new target, school teachers. In an attempt to send their message, which felt like force feeding to most, they spammed thousands of teachers with anti-global warming packages. The packages, however, have not been welcomed with open arms by everyone. Some teachers expressed their concern and confusion on Twitter about receiving the Heartland Institute packages, and their tweets are hilarious!
The Heartland Institute is a conservative think tank that’s become one of the loudest voices when it comes to climate change denial and has recently targeted more than 25,000 science teachers across the country. The Heartland Institute sent these unsuspecting teachers a package of material with hopes they would use in the classroom. The package came with a note from the group’s project manager for transforming education, Lennie Jarratt, a book called ‘Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming’ and a 10-minute video about how to teach their word.
“I’m writing to ask you to consider the possibility that the science, in fact, is not settled. If that’s the case, then students would be better served by letting them know a vibrant debate is taking place among scientists on how big the human impact on climate is, and whether or not we should be worried about it.” Jarratt wrote in the memo.
However, there’s an almost universal consensus among climate researchers that the planet is warming rapidly, and human-induced greenhouse gas emissions are the primary cause. In 2016 our earth experienced the hottest year on record, prompting officials to warn the public that we’re running out of time to address the impending threat of climate change.
Jim Lakely, who is the Heartland Institute’s director of communications, confirmed that thousands of copies of the group’s book are yet to come.