Bill Restricting Teaching of Climate Change Introduced in Connecticut

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.

Update: The bill failed without hearing on June 5, 2019.