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California Group Plugs Climate Science Gap in America's Schools

The Alliance for Climate Education, founded in 2009 with an an advisory panel of IPCC scientists, has already reached 750,000 students nationwide

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Lisa Song

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) visits high schools across the country to give assembly presentations on climate change. Any teacher can request an appearance.

Climate change has become a household term in America, but that doesn't mean most people grasp the science behind it.

According to a recent survey from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, just 8 percent of American adults would score an A or B on their understanding of climate change science, while 52 percent would receive an F.

The younger generation generally isn't faring much better. Unlike physics or chemistry, there's no standard school curriculum for teaching the science of global warming. In Texas, the Board of Education has gone as far as to ask teachers to cast doubt on the human role in climate change.

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) hopes to plug the gap. Founded in 2009, the California nonprofit visits high schools across the country to give assembly presentations on climate change. Any teacher can request an appearance.

According to the ticker on ACE's website, the group has reached nearly 750,000 students in 1,300 schools.

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