Wyoming Governor Isn't Convinced Climate Change Is Man-Made

The state of Wyoming is poised to take a massive step backwards on the educational spectrum thanks to its own governor, who approved a budget that doesn't fund a new set of science standards that regard climate change as fact.

This despite the overwhelming consensus in the worldwide scientific community that climate change is both real and man-made.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are the education initiatives that Wyoming leaders are refusing to budget. Wyoming is the only state in the Union to take legislative action preventing the NGSS from implementation by its Board of Education.

The budget amendment that prevents adoption of the NGSS was proposed by state Rep. Matt Teeters (R-Lingle) and it was approved by Republican governor Matt Mead late last week. Governor Mead has previously gone on record saying that he is unconvinced that climate change is man-made.

Parents groups like COPE Inc. who support the governor are opposed to the science standards because they believe that by treating climate change and evolution as fact, the State Board of Education would be promoting a subjective and "atheistic" worldview.

Last year, a committee made up of Wyoming educators strongly recommended that the NGSS be adopted, a recommendation that apparently has fallen on deaf ears.

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Governor Mead has previously gone on record saying that he is unconvinced that climate change is man-made.

This despite the overwhelming consensus in the worldwide scientific community that climate change is both real and man-made.