Bill Restricting Teaching of Climate Change Introduced in Connecticut

Date: January 24th, 2019

Agency: CT, State

Explanation: Interference with Education

Scientist: Climate

On January 24, 2019, a bill (HB 5995) was introduced in the Connecticut legislature that would, if enacted, “eliminate climate change materials from the Department of Education’s adopted Next Generation Science Standards.” This would, in effect, result in climate change being removed from the science curriculum in Connecticut. The bill’s sponsor, Representative John Piscopo, asserts that this is appropriate because climate change is a “controversial area” that is yet to be proven.