National Coalition Against Censorship Criticises the Portland Climate Book Ban

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By Helodrgt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons By Helodrgt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

Portland’s recent ban of educational books which question alarmist climate narratives has attracted strong criticism from the NCAC. The National Coalition Against Censorship is a group which normally focusses on issues like Creationism, and other efforts to stifle politically or religiously inconvenient freedom of speech.

The statement from the NCAC:

Portland Resolution on Teaching Climate Change Raises Concerns

NCAC has released the following statement on the climate change controversy brewing in Portland:

On May 17, the Public School Board of Portland, Oregon unanimously adopted a resolution to “Develop an Implementation Plan for Climate Literacy,” which concluded with this recommendation: “The implementation plan should include a review of current textbooks for accuracy around the severity of the climate crisis and the impact of human activities. PPS will abandon the use of any adopted…

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Crowd-source this document dump: The GMU #RICO20 emails are now online in full

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As readers know, last week CEI scored a final court victory on the FOI request for GMU’s emails in the RICO20 case. In the final days, while GMU was prepared to release the emails under court order, the ringleader, Edward Maibach went off on his own and threw a volley of mud against the courtroom wall to see if anything would stick that would prevent the release. He failed miserably, and after just a couple of minutes hearing CEI’s counter-motion, directed that the emails be released “forthwith”.

The release consisted of boxes of paper that has the printed emails on them. This is a delaying tactic, one designed to make the petitioner jump through hoops to make former electronic documents electronic again so that they may be searchable. CEI had them scanned and has released them to me.

The result is one large PDF file of over 100 megabytes…

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