Chris White – 2:30 PM 07/22/2016
Academics are teaching college students how to be climate and energy advocates, not climate scientists, a noted global warming researcher said Friday.
“What I have observed is that students are increasingly being fed climate change advocacy as a surrogate for becoming climate science literate,” David Legates, a professor of geography at the University of Delaware, wrote in a blog post Friday at global warming skeptic website Wattsupwiththat.
Legates added: “This makes them easy targets for the climate alarmism that pervades America today.”
Studying Earth’s climate is a complicated mess, Legates wrote, mostly because it requires academics and students having a detailed understanding of several natural science fields. Climate research has gained a lot of traction as the fear of so-called man-made global warming continues.