The Poison We Never Talk About in School


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The Poison We Never Talk About in School
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35% carbon 28% climate 37% cirriculum

alt text From Bill Bigelow
co-director of Zinn Education Project

Not Just a 19th Century Problem

The most dangerous substance in the world is barely mentioned in the school curriculum. Coal. Burning coal creates more greenhouse gases than any other source—including oil. James Hansen, arguably the world’s foremost climatologist, has called coal "the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on the planet." Given coal's enormous role in the most significant challenge facing humanity—the climate crisis—you'd imagine it would occupy a similarly central place in our textbooks. You’d be wrong: Textbooks leave students with the impression that coal is something we should regard as a 19th century phenomenon. Read the rest

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