- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Board of Education is taking a second look at alterations to climate change science education standards.

They’ll take up the matter anew next week.

The board’s president, Gayle Manchin, says that while she trusts the Department of Education’s contention the standards are solid, she has requested the matter be discussed by the board.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1BANYAc ) reported last month on the changes. They were made at the request of a West Virginia Board of Education member who said he doesn’t believe human-influenced climate change is a “foregone conclusion.”

Most scientists disagree with that contention.

School officials said the changes are meant to encourage more student debate on the idea that humans’ greenhouse gas emissions are causing a global rise in temperatures.



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