Portland School Board Bans Literature Denying Climate Change

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Submitted by Joseph Jankowski of Planet Free Will.com

Portland School Board Bans Literature Denying Climate Change

There will be no more discussion as to whether or not humans are contributing to climate change in the Portland, Oregan public school system, as the school board plans to ban all material that denies the existence of man-made climate change.

Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community, young and impressionable students will now only receive the politically correct side of the issue.

‘Man is causing climate change, no questions asked.’

From the Portland Tribune:

In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.


“It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony.


“Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”


The resolution passed Tuesday evening calls for the school district to get rid of textbooks or other materials that cast doubt on whether climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible. The resolution also directs the superintendent and staff to develop an implementation plan for “curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.”

During board testimony, Bill Bigelow, a former PPS teacher and current editor of ReThinking Schools, a magazine devoted to education issues, claimed that the science on man-made climate change was settled and that current “text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt.”

“‘Carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, power plants and other sources, may contribute to global warming,’ ” Bigelow quoted Physical Science published by Pearson as saying. “This is a section that could be written by the Exxon public relations group and it’s being taught in Portland schools.”

For years, there have been thousands of scientists dissenting against the idea of anthropogenic climate change. So now that this former public school teacher makes the speculative claim that big fossil fuel may be influencing the literature, the school board will cut off all debate.

This is brainwashing.

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Bay Area Guy's picture

They gonna burn the books and other publications that debunk global warming?

jcaz's picture

Wow- Portland Nazis.. I hate Nazis.....

jcaz's picture

... And PS?  It's not so much "heavily debated within the scientific community"-  the science doesn't support the hypothesis, period,  so for anyone who has studied the science,  the answer is pretty clear-cut.

johngaltfla's picture

I say we donate Portland, OR to a 8.9 magnitude quake.

Gather those rosebuds's picture

Talk about useless carbon emissions… did you get a look at the size of that audience at the Copenhagen 15 conference?  (1:18)   

These globalists/collectivists/central planners like to make their numbers look large.  Remember we outnumber them at least 1,000 to 1.  And the number of trees and lengths of rope outnumber them hundreds of thousands to 1. 

Soon the last guy needed to have had enough will be reached. Very soon.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



2.  Read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.

Now, all we need are mechanical dogs to enforce The State's book bans.

Wait a second!


Ray Bradbury is rolling over in his grave.

Consuelo's picture



 What makes this all the more fascinating HH, is the fact that unlike times past, information to refute this nonsense is readily available to basically anyone who cares to take the time.   So then, we're back to dealing with the phenomenon of 'politics-as-religion'.  


Nothing really ever changes in this regard, because human nature doesn't change. 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Nothing really ever changes in this regard...

I believe that more powerful, more available, and more affordable drugs have dramatically reduced the revolutionary effect of this information, in concert with MOAR bread and MOAR circuses, creating a world not very dissimiliar from Huxley's Brave New World.

4.  Read Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
5.  Make a commitment to not use mind-altering substances for 90 days.  If you fail, go to an AA meeting and restart the 90 days.


Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Guys, guys, everyone's getting all worked up for no good reason. This is Portland we're talking about. Nothing of value was lost.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Buckaroo Banzai May 21, 2016 9:50 AM

“The influence of mankind on climate is trivially true and numerically insignificant.”
~ Richard Lindzen, MIT Atmospheric Physicist

ceilidh_trail's picture

So, are we to believe an MIT atmospheric physicist over the Portland school board? 

Richard Chesler's picture

The portland school board has control over the budget. Do not believe your lying eyes over the jew issued debt money.


RAT005's picture

The answer is well proven and very obvious: Man made climate change in any modern society is nonsense.  China has a particulate and somewhat chemical emission problem.  That could be stopped if it was a priority.  USA grew out of the style emissions in the 1950-70s. To some extent it's reasonable to expect other nations of that sophistication to have a similar growth pattern. 

Bumpo's picture

If their "Science" is so air-tight, how come their models are so wrong. On its face, Global Warming ISN'T

FreeMoney's picture

First of all, its spelled Oregon.  

I live here, and it is a really beautiful part of the world.  Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, great farm land, Pinot Noir.  Without a doubt, there are a very high concentration of enviro - tree hugger - socialists here.  There are also plenty or rednecks, and the home of Nike and Intel.  So probably one of the hightest concentrations of PHD's any where in the world.  Lots and lots of American flags.

I am not at all surprised that the school board would do something this stupid.  It fits hand in glove with the neoliberal "we know best" mentality, silence the opposition path to control.

What kills me is that all the climate focus is on carbon dioxide, and no one seems to consider that the suns output might vary over time, or currently be increasing.

Oh wait, mabye those guys at NASA did a study....


ZD1's picture



Don't forget to mention that Portland has the largest concentration of fat, ugly, lesbian man-dykes in the world.








ZD1's picture


Bill Bigelow, a former Portland Public School teacher and current curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools, a magazine devoted to education issues, worked with environmental groups to present the resolution to Portland Public School Board.

Bigelow is also the co-author of a textbook on environmental education, "A People’s Curriculum for the Earth."

Asked if this resolution will cause the district to buy new textbooks, such as his book, Bigelow said “We don’t want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry.”



Oldrepublic's picture

So Portland must follow Lysenkoism!


greenskeeper carl's picture

I agree, portland is doomed to be a lefty land forever, but while it may be portland today it will no doubt spread elsewhere.


Its funny, we are moving soon, and spending a lot of our time focusing on school district before we even look at the house, since we want a certain 2 distrcits only. The more i read about this nonsense the more i want to keep them out of public schools all together.

ceilidh_trail's picture

We kept our daughter out. Not one day in a public school until now that she is in university. We spent a fortune but I do think it was worth it.

BarkingCat's picture

Good point Banzai.


However I can turn the tide. I only need a few small donations for my project.

The thesis of the project are quite simple - air rich in carbon dioxide enchances the growth of marijuana growth.

nuubee's picture

"It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony.


"It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the original human sin and the urgency of repentance,"  Said Lincoln High School fundamentalist Gaby Lemieux in paraphrased words.

rejected's picture

HH, You are correct but in my opinion,,,  the most powerful drug in the world is government molding the young empty minds of our children (schools) to believe government is their God and anything it dictates as fact must be held true while any other opinion is blasphemy. 

Ballin D's picture

Bro, my shampoo has caffeine in it. I can't be going to AA every single morning.

rejected's picture

or watch Equillibrium. Father knows best....

Mr. Universe's picture

‘Man is causing climate change, no questions asked.’

Well, there you go. Do you how hard we are working on man made climate change? We send up our planes every day to spew out thousands of gallons of who knows whats in them chemtrails, which of course don't exist.

jcaz's picture

Oh my gawd, those chemtrails, who knows what's in them?

Well,  the people who can break down what goes into jet fuel, for one-  it's not rocket science, tho technically, it is....

But I get it-  you're mystified by these magic flying tubes-  surely there is something more to their flight- some sort of black, evil magic.....


rejected's picture

Jet fuel is mostly kerosene, a little gasoline. What comes from engine exhausts is water vapor. It condenses to small ice crystals when exposed to the cold air at altitude. Yes contrails can be around for hours in a few cases but most dissipate within minutes.

The spraying is intentional and now admitted by government as a method of cooling the earth by shading it. The criss cross patterns are the giveaway that they are not normal contrails.

Now personally, knowing how government projects always turn out,,, I'd rather they cease and desist until we have another planet to migrate to... after all, we only have one biosphere.

RAT005's picture

Well said.  Both chemtrails and contrails exist.  It's as simple as that.  Next question, what is the composition of the chemtrails, what are their effects, and who is responsible with what authority? 

Implied Violins's picture

Some of the answers are in this 750-page senate document from 1979:


Just think how much more they could have done in the 37 years since...

Condition 1SQ's picture

The "criss cross" patterns are not a giveaway, as there is a totally plausible explanation for their formation.  Aircraft follow high altitude jetways while enroute, and often these paths cross.  Their contrails, however, drift with respect to time due to "winds aloft", giving the appearance of a hatchwork.  What other evidence do you have?

Lorca's Novena's picture

I used to be lke you. Then common sense takes over, and fortunately for me I live in an area that exposes to me the geo engineering in the skies. Wether its done to protect us from the sun due to the hole in the ozone layer, or to drug us into complete stupidity, its happening.


Get the fuck out of here jcaz. You simple minded piece of shit. 

flaminratzazz's picture

you need to add the /sarc to keep the junks away.. you see //we b thupid..

Mr. Universe's picture

Nah, let the chips fall where they may. F 'em if they can't take a joke.

V in PA's picture

"We don't burn the books; we just remove them." - Rage Against the Machine

rphb's picture

Nazis is short for national socialist, that is a person that is at the same time both a nationalist, and a socialist. The antromorphic chlimate change hypotetis is part of the overall globalist agenda so they are clearly not nationalist.


This makes them global socialists instead, the kind that seeks "world revolution" and the establishment of a new world order global government.

So know your demons, they are not nazis, they are in fact something, even worse.

Gather those rosebuds's picture

Great point.  These are global socialists... Glozis?  


(Man, I'm in a pissed off mood this morning)

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Communism is also known as International Socialism. Anybody here remember the Comintern? Communism was the original globalist/one-world government political movement.

Oldrepublic's picture

Today's Neo-Cons are all ex Trotsky followers,ex Comintern.

BarkingCat's picture

Just call them Gerbils. They seem to push the other activities as well.

vened's picture
Why Hitler hated being called a Nazi and what's really in humble pie – origins of words and phrases revealed

"Nazi - an insult in use long before the rise of Adolf Hitler's party. It was a derogatory term for a backwards peasant – being a shortened version of Ignatius, a common name in Bavaria, the area from which the Nazis emerged"


Kirk2NCC1701's picture

And the Socialist part in "National Socialist" refers to a pan-Germanic kind of social responsibility and Social Contract. As part of that Social Contract, Usurious money practices are not allowed.

It had/has NOTHING to do with what modern day socialists propagate.

Alas, most people, and even many here on ZH, are too uninformed and shoot from the hip, to know the difference.

rphb's picture

The key part of any form of socialism is that it is a collectivist ideal, that is the group is more important then the individual. Individuals can be sacrifised with impunity for the sake of the group and the group leaders. There is little real difference between national socialism and communism.

They are made of the same stuff and have an equal distate for God and human life.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Friend, perhaps we need to define our terms.

In any of the many country-specific flavors of Socialism that exist, I would expect that its version comes from "The Consent of the People, and not from the fiat dictates of its elected and unelected Bureaucrats".

All modern societies exhibit degrees and types of 'socialism', insofar they have a set of Social Policies.  Such policies includes Laws, Budget, Programs and Gov Structures (Agencies, Departments), that FURTHER THE COMMON GOOD.

The real issue is not in having some type or degree of social programs, but the EXTENT (size and scope).  To use an analogy... You'd die without salt, and you'll die with too much salt.  Ditto for water, as drinking too much water will also kill you.  Thus, as is usually the case, Moderation and maintaining Boundaries is key to limited Socialism also.

Where Socialism turns from beneficial to harmful, is when it exceeds its limits -- I suspect we can agree on this (also).  Unfortunately, thanks to an unholy alliance between Banksters and Politicians, Moderation goes the way of the Boiling Frog Syndrome, and by the time Society (the Frog) realizes this, the Limits have been exceeded to the point of No Return.

People -- even otherwise 'smart' ZHers -- misdiagnose the true the root cause (breakdown of Checks & Balances to limited/contained Socialism in a homogeneous society) with the symptom (Socialism).  

ZD1's picture



The National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi) party was created in the 1920's to draw workers away from communism and into nationalism.

Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big busines and anti-capitalist rhetoric.