~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You teach my daughter's 8th grade 'life skills' class. She showed me her global warming test. It is unfortunate that in the same school in which any evidence of faith is erased from your 'Holiday Pageant', a teacher is allowed to spout nonsense from the global warming cult unchallenged. What has this to do with lifeskills? Why are half of my property tax dollars going to education when you fill kids heads with this unadulterated rubbish?
Your 58 question 'test' starts with questions about global warming then moves towards human activities, assuming a connection that is so far unproven. I wish I had the time to go over each question with you. I plan on petitioning to do just that, in front of your class. Here's a few of the questions I have a problem with.
# 22. What is the carbon impact of a single cheeseburger?
Your 'correct' answer--- 200 million metric tons.
To an eighth grader that's just a big number. To anyone with an ounce of critical thinking, it's preposterous.
There is a total of 3 trillion tons of CO2 in the atmosphere (Source--NOAA) McDonald's has served an estimated 140 billion cheeseburgers. (Source--Mcdonald's sign on Convoy street) by your numbers, McDonald's cheeseburgers alone account for 61,712,000 trillion tons of CO2. Where did all the CO2 go?
# 13. What will happen to the coral reefs if there is a 2 degree rise in temperature?
Your 'correct' answer---we will lose them.
Given that coral has been around since the precambrian era, when the CO2 load in the atmosphere was 7000 ppm (compared with today's paltry 372 ppm) isn't your statement off? DO you really believe there hasn't been much more significant temperature changes in the last 4 billion years?
#51. What percentage of greenhouse gasses are produced by cars?
Your 'correct' answer--20%. Sorry to hit you with actual numbers. NOAA claims 95% of greenhouse gas is water vapor. There is 326,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water in the atmosphere. There are estimated to be 12,588,949 cars in the world. If you assume each and every car drove 100,000 miles already, and they made 20% of this water vapor, that's 51,791 gallons of water from each car, PER MILE. This must explain why the tailpipe rusts.
I could go on. But I don't see a need. I have to remember you are teaching a 'life skills' class, and my daughter has learned an important 'life skill lesson' from you which will serve her well in future education. Sometimes teachers say stuff without having any idea what they are talking about. If you want to believe the global warming myths, fine. If you want to believe in killer comets, killer bees, acid rain, the hole in the ozone layer, ebola, e choli, overpopulation, deforestation, etc---go right ahead. Just don't try to pass along fatalistic, unproven theories on our kids.