New science education standards include climate change — will Utah follow?

(Salt Lake Tribune) For years, Rowland Hall science teacher Robert Wilson has woven discussions of climate change into his lessons.

He makes an effort to distinguish, however, between the public disagreement over whether climate change is happening and the debate among scientists over how it is playing out.

“It’s the scientific question of our time,” he said. “If they are going to be effective scientists, they have to understand the evidence.”

Some would like to see lessons about human-caused climate change taught in classrooms across the nation — and last week they took a big step toward that goal.

Click here to read more of this story by Lisa Schencker and Judy Fahys at The Salt Lake Tribune website.