Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kids climate change materials still available through WI DNR - - for now

I had blogged earlier in the week about the scrubbing of climate change wording, science and links by GOP Gov. Scott Walker's "chamber of commerce mentality" Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from a key science and policy web page and I want to add some information about the fate of a environmental teaching unit which references climate change that the DNR  posted online.

You can still access it, here through the subject tabs on the page:

Nature Notes  |  Our Earth  |  Cool Stuff  |  Get a Job  |  The Riddler  |  Critter Corner

I'd quoted from and linked to it in 2013 and in this 2012 sample below - - and some of those links below are still good which means the censors haven't gotten to it yet, since it still clearly says what the DNR has gone to war with:

YOU can help slow global warming!  - - 

Global Warming is Hot Stuff!

Global warming is a hot topic (no pun intended). The Earth is warming up. While that may be hard to believe in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, if it's true it could mean big changes for our planet. For more info on this topic, browse on! What is the greenhouse effect?
The greenhouse gases
What might happen if Earth heats up?
Global warming: It's more than just a game of up-and-down on a thermometer.
YOU can help slow global warming!

But you might want look at or copy from it now since the agency has said it intends to transfer it to the University of Wisconsin - - and who knows if and when that will happen, or what survives the transfer, and whether the DNR under Walker will publicize it.


Anonymous said...

You can get all of this and more from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine ( Scrubbing should concern people, but hyperbole about it does not help anyone, especially when the facts are just a click away, these are public documents you blog about, and no one can enforce intellectual property rights on them. There were all created on the public dime.

We can scream the sky is falling when this stuff is no longer on a DNR server, or we can recover, archive ourselves, and share as needed -- even on other dedicated webs entirely independent of DNR.

Anonymous said...

From the new DNR Climate Change webpage:

"As it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change."



Do these people believe the world is only 6,000 years old? Evidently the state is being run by Dominionists.

People, the world is over 4.5 billion years old. Some of the oldest rocks in existence are in Wisconsin. The climate of the earth does change but it changes over tens or hundreds of thousands of years. We know this from paleontology. We know this from magnetic reversals and carbon dating.

What we are seeing now is rapid, catastrophic climate change brought on by accumulation of green house gases in our atmosphere. Man is to blame and man is one of many species that probably won't survive the changes.

jimspice said...

If you search for "climate change" at, almost all the teacher pages for EEK have already been removed.