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Subject: Re: [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Science Teachers Group Rejects Gore's

Post:
Talk about misleading titles...

At first blush, the title implies that NSTA rejected the *SCIENCE* of
the Gore video. In truth, it rejected the risk of loosing corporate
funding. I had never known NSTA to be for sale, but I guess every
organization has its price.

Quoting Sean Albiston :

> Below is a message I got from another listserv, might be of interest to
> some. For good science and discussion on climate, I recommend the
> following website:
>
> www.realclimate.org
>
> good luck, sean albiston
> UofMinn
>
>
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: [SANET-MG] Science Teachers Group Rejects Gore's "Inconvenient
> Truth"
> From: "sydney151"
> Date: Mon, November 27, 2006 10:55 pm
> To: SANET-MG@LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Integrity in Science Watch
> November 27, 2006
>
>
>
> Science Teachers Group Rejects Gore's "Inconvenient Truth"
>
> The National Science Teachers Association refused to accept 50,000 free DVDs
> donated by the company that made the global warming documentary "An
> Inconvenient Truth," citing concerns that it would place "unnecessary risk
> upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters"
> such as ExxonMobil Corp., producer Laurie David wrote in an op-ed for the
> Washington Post on Sunday. ExxonMobil has given NSTA $6 million since 1996,
> mostly for the association's "Building a Presence for Science" program, and
> it has a representative on the group's corporate advisory board.
>
> NSTA also receives funding from Shell Oil and the American Petroleum
> Institute, which has provided money for the association's web site on the
> science of energy. The web site included a section called "Running on Oil"
> that praised the industry's environmental record (it's been removed), and
> NSTA has distributed an API-produced video called "You Can't Be Cool Without
> Fuel," according to the Department of Energy. The organization has also
> distributed materials on forestry provided by Weyerhaeuser and International
> Paper, as well as information on genetic engineering courtesy of Monsanto .
>
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