The most influential educators in a generation, those who make up the backbone of their professions, don’t seem to care about education or the science that underpins it.
In fact, they often don’t even know that it exists.
In the case of the Education Department, for instance, the Office of Science Education (OSS) has no official position on the issue of climate change.
Instead, it has a long list of “public policy” officials who have written the text on climate change for the Trump administration.
And, of course, it doesn’t really matter whether or not it’s a science-based matter, because they know it’s not.
The Trump administration has made no effort to engage or even inform the public on the subject, and has even actively excluded climate scientists from a public forum on the matter.
So the OSS and other science departments have largely done their job by ignoring the public and the scientific evidence that is mounting that human activity is causing climate change, a fact that has been documented by dozens of scientists, led by climate activists, in the past several years.
And they’ve done it for so long that they don’t really even care.
A lack of knowledge or awareness about the scientific basis of climate science is so bad that a group of top scientists has recently issued a statement calling for the government to take action to combat the “illness of climate denial.”
In an effort to make their point, they have assembled a list of the top science education and policy officials who they say are responsible for “undermining the integrity of the nation’s scientific research enterprise.”
Among the scientists on the list is John Bates Clark, who in the 1970s was the chief scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a position that he held until his retirement in 2016.
In his new book, The Greatest Gamble, Clark writes that while he’s no climate contrarian, he does believe that there’s “very good evidence” that humans are the cause of the climate crisis.
Clark argues that it’s time for the public to get “a little more informed” and that climate change is a “serious and growing problem” and deserves “the full and frank engagement of all levels of government.”
It’s a point that has gained traction among those who want to make climate change a national security issue.
The list also includes the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department in the Office for National Drug Control Policy.
They include Kathleen Sebelius, the administrator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Michael McKenna, who was a top White House adviser for national drug policy.
Clark also writes that the Office on Violence Against Women (OWAW), a federal agency that administers the Violence Against Woman Act, “is an agency that is at the forefront of the national conversation about climate change.”
In fact: While the OWS is not a climate change agency, the agency is responsible for a number of initiatives that have been instrumental in the development of the “climate change agenda.”
For instance, OWS has been actively engaged in the field of climate studies for more than a decade.
And OWS also conducts research and has developed an online database on the topic, which it’s also using to make policy recommendations.
But OWS, which was founded in 1974, does not have a scientific mission or mandate.
Its job is to advise the federal government on policy issues that affect the lives of people across the country, as well as to assist with federal investigations into crimes committed against women.
OWS was created under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA), passed in 1994 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
The legislation required the federal agency to investigate and prosecute crimes against women in the workplace and to assist victims with legal proceedings.
Since its creation, OWA has received more than 30,000 reports of workplace violence, which are reviewed by the federal prosecutor.
In 2016, OWAs first reported on the extent of the problem of workplace sexual violence, with a report that found that between 1 in 5 and 1 in 10 women experienced some form of sexual harassment in their work.
It was only a few years later that OWS found that more than 1 in 20 of those women were being harassed by their co-workers, according to a new study.
And the numbers continue to climb.
“If we continue down the road that we’re on right now, we’re not going to get there,” Clark says.
And this year alone, OWCAs own report on the workplace harassment of women found that about half of the perpetrators in the study were women.
“The OWS [was created] to be a watchdog for women,” Clark said.
“We didn’t create it as a place to investigate the workplace.”
“If you don’t understand what’s happening in the workforce, you can’t even do your job,” he added.
“It’s not just about the people you’re monitoring