"For 20 years, we've helped teachers cope with what we can only describe as societal or political problems in teaching evolution. They're running into the same opposition in teaching climate change," NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott said. "We worry, because of our experience with evolution, that basic science is going to be compromised as a result of this political and ideological opposition. Good science needs to be taught."
"There is no comparable provision for climate change. It's not unconstitutional to teach bad science," Ms. Scott said. "I don't see any legal recourse, as we have with the First Amendment for [the teaching of] evolution."