The report is in The Guardian, and so of course comments from those keen to promote climate alarm are quoted below the above paragraph. For such people, this is bad news. But for others like me, and of course like all the children and their teachers, this is good news.
Under-14s are too young for the physics and maths and the politics of this invented crisis, and for the cruelty of the gloom and doom and destructiveness which can so readily be delivered alongside.
[Hat-tip matthu ( Mar 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM) at Bishop Hill Unthreaded ]
Note added later on 17 March: Links to the consultation site and to the relevant document are here:
[hat-tip Bishop-Hill, and a blog by Joe Smith linked to there]
Note added 19 March. The original title of this post said 'England & Wales', but I see from the consultation document that only England is relevant here. I was unable to use strikethrough to amend the title, and so I have reluctantly just deleted '& Wales'.
Note added 10 May. What was all the fuss about? According to Pauline Latham, a Conservative MP who writes on her blog 'I have been contacted about the inclusion of climate change in the curriculum. Unfortunately, Early Day Motion 1208 has now lapsed as the Parliamentary Session has ended. I would, however, like to take this opportunity to assure you that the Government is not and does not have any plans to remove climate change from the National Curriculum.
This is at least as extensive, and certainly more precise, than the current science curriculum for that age group, which says only that ‘human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment’.' http://www.paulinelatham.co.uk/content/climate-change-curriculum