Please excuse the quotation marks around “free” in the headline; it’s a thing we have with our tax dollars coming back to us in the form of initiatives we never asked for. To be honest, the EPA’s lessons don’t look half bad at first glance, and we’d love Bette Midler to sign up for the first lesson, “Weather and Climate: What’s the Difference?”

The lessons do place climate change firmly in the hands of industrialized nations, though. “Burning fossil fuels releases CO2, a heat-trapping gas, into the atmosphere, which is the main reason why the Earth’s climate is getting warmer,” reads one lesson.


Here’s a possible assignment: take a field trip to the EPA’s $750,000 a year warehouse full of crap in Maryland to study the effects of corrosion, vermin feces and mold on human health. And for extra credit: name three government agencies you’d do away with.

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  • Republicanvet

    Nice waste of taxpayer dollars. Rabid global warmmongering teachers already know where to get their packets of lies on Gorbal Warming…of the internet, and are 22 years old….nothing current. When my eighth grade daughter confronted her fanatical “science” teacher, she got irate and suggested my daughter check her facts.

    • therealguyfaux

      (*a-RU-ba!*a-RU-ba!*a-RU-ba!*)(*woop-Woop-WOOP!*) GODWIN ALERT!

      I think you mean “Goebbel” warming, ‘Vet.
      No harm done, Just wanted to offer to FIFY.

      • Republicanvet

        Goebbel warming works…particularly fitting for her teacher. Every paper my daughter brought home was printed off some web site, and was dated 1991-1992.

    • CR

      When I was in school, I remember we were all very upset about the ozone layer getting a hole in it. We were all supposed to be evil because we used hairspray or something.

      Can anyone tell me what happened to the ozone layer? How come you never really hear about that any more?

      • Republicanvet

        That whole ozone (ha, punny) thingy kinda went away when science, that didn’t rush to settle itself by consensus, discovered the hole would open and close on it’s own.

        Besides, it was kinda tough to figure out how to tax people for it.

      • aztectrumpet

        How long ago? I heard about it when i was in middle or elementary school in late 90’s or early 20’s

        • CR

          I graduated high school in ’01.. I mainly remember hearing about it in elementary and middle school, but that could be b/c I switched out of public and into private after middle school.

          I also remember some kerfuffle about acid rain but that problem seems to have vanished as well.

          • Jay Stevens

            Acid rain was a real problem. Tightening sulfur emissions fixed the problem.

      • JeffWRidge

        The environmental movement moved on to different global catastrophes. When I was young it was all about water and air pollution, DDT and other pesticides. In no particular order (because I can’t remember the order they came in) the environmentalists have become apoplectic over the following Environmental Crises *Patent Pending, through the years:

        The New Ice Age.
        The hole in the ozone.
        Anthropogenic Global Warming.
        Anthropogenic Climate Change.

        There were others that I cannot remember. Basically the environmentalists remain in a perpetual state of panic over the imminent destruction of life on Earth. That seems to make them happy.

        • walterc

          You missed the “all the oil that exists has been discovered, and it will be gone by the turn of the century.” Late 70’s early 80’s i.e. The Carter years. Between better technology to discover and extract oil and gas, we have more extractable reserves now than we did then. And we can’t forget the filthy air and water in Cleveland. Well, they weren’t really too far off on that point.

        • TexSizzle

          And there was the population explosion that was going to cause mass famine. If I remember correctly, it would occur by the late 1980s to the mid 1990s, along with air pollution becoming bad enough that we would all have to breathe filtered air.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    “it’s a thing we have with our tax dollars coming back to us in the form of initiatives we never asked for.”

    A leech will always win a war of attrition.

  • no_more_deceit

    And for extra credit: name three government agencies you’d do away with.

    #1. Department of Homeland Security
    #2. Environmental Protection Agency
    #3. Department of Education
    and a bonus answer, Barry’s Department of Czars.

    • Chris Mears

      just three? add Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Energy, and HHS

      • no_more_deceit

        You are correct, I’d hold it down Department of Defense, Border Security and maybe one other like Department of Justice (sans Holder though), whatever the Constitution gave the Federal Government responsibilities for, all the other crap is out of control and unconstitutional/un-necessary.

        • therealguyfaux

          Just as long as you keep the Ministry of Silly Walks, I’m cool with ridding ourselves of the others that have been named above, and keeping the ones you want.

          But that’s just me. Others might want to get rid of it. We’ll talk about it, work something out, OK?

          • peteee363

            yes, keep the ministry of silly walks, I am on their buttons and knobs committee!

        • CR

          Fed gov is clearly pretty inept at Border Security too I’d say. I WOULD say to delegate that power to the states but we’d have to just give Cali to Mexico then. Which wouldn’t be half bad if we could do that and then build a big old fence and not let the libs back in to America either.

          • aztectrumpet

            Hey, we aren’t all Liberals. San Diego and Orange Counties are still largely conservative. And more, but im not too familiar with what counties are north of LA.

          • 0bamasnought

            I saw a map that showed the voting pattern of California counties.
            Kind of like Washington and Oregon, if we could just wall off a county or two, we’d be normal.

          • CR

            Apologies. For many reasons including having to put up w/ the crazies in your state :)
            I want to law school in San Francisco. Holy lord were there a bunch of nut-jobs there. Switched to UCLA after the first year because couldn’t take it. Beautiful city though, too bad its inhabited by insane people.

      • Jeremy

        I agree.get rid of them all.

    • Captain America’s Wife

      The I.R.freakin’.S

  • WhoDat

    “Commerce, Education, and the -” something.

    • no_more_deceit

      I think that one “the -” something.” is called the Department of All the Other Ones.

  • aposematic

    Shouldn’t that be lesson plans for the political dept. or possibly for the creative arts dept.

    • no_more_deceit

      The Department of Propaganda I think.

  • Maxx

    “Global warming” has never been about the globe. It’s always been a cash grab for liberal scientists, colleges, businesses, green energy, etc. Scare enough Americans into thinking their hair spray is destroying the planet and yeah, reap the rewards of endless six figure grants and jobs where young democrats are paid to manipulate numbers.

    Mother nature laughs at you wolf-crying lemmings.

    • Captain America’s Wife

      They’re nothing more than fearmongerers.

  • vcferlita

    Or they can take a trip to the arctic circle to see how the polar ice have GROWN 60% in the past year.

    • Love of Country

      BINGO! And that is empirical evidence that global warming isn’t man-made …. I’m talking to you, Gov Christy, you goofy, duped windbag. And too bad …. you coulda been somebody! CO2 gasses have increased every year but the earth is now due for a 10 to 15 year cooling trend. If we’re still doing all of the same things that supposedly caused the earth to have a temperature (and we are) then a cooling trend would be impossible.

      But 100% of all the Left’s Global Warming scientist’s models were WRONG …. 100% of them. And so just think of all the stooges who said Republicans were anti-science for not going along with all those scores of brilliant scientists who were all 100% wrong just like we conservatives had been saying all along ….. unbelievable!

      In the 70’s they called us anti-science for not going along with Global Cooling predictions, then they did the same thing again except this time it was the warming scare. Now they’re like F it …. we were scientificly wrong twice before but if you don’t go along with Climate Change then you’re really anti-science.

      I’m not anti-science …. just anti liberal junk science. The climate has been changing for four billion years …. if it ever does stop changing then I will get worried but not before then.

  • laura_PH

    Think these lesson plans explain why warming stopped about fifteen years ago, in spite of all the doom and gloom predictions? Or maybe they explain why the New York Times started hyping an ice age over a hundred years ago, in 1896, and that the climate scare has switched from cooling to warming and back again about every 30-40 years ever since then.

    Yeah, probably not.

  • Jeremy
  • rambler

    Gee, what is the carbon footprint of a public school?

  • Captain America’s Wife

    According to the National Science Education Standards, by the time kids finish 8th grade, they must know that the Sun and clouds influence climate. Too bad the same standard hasn’t been applied to actual climate science.

  • J. Cox

    1 million square miles of ice in 1 year….global-hoax.Next up,re-hash of 1970’s iceage warnings due to(insert man-made demon here)

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    When I read that tweet, I read the hashtagged words like sarcasm quotes. It kinda makes more sense that way…

  • RedSoloCup

    The EPA is another useless government organization that needs to go bye-bye.

  • walterc

    And to think the only places they can find to cut spending is White House tours, the military and Seniors. Boggles the mind.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Let’s see-three government agencies I’d like to do away with: EPA, DOE, IRS and a BUNCH of others.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    I think it’s time for the government to shut down.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    I think it’s time for the government to shut down.