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Australian Liberal MP wants “An Inconvenient Truth’ not shown in schools

The 2006 documentary, about former US vice-president Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming, was a box-office success and won two Academy Awards.But Liberal MP Dennis Jensen, a well-known climate sceptic, is unhappy about its possible inclusion in the curriculum.”It’s a very popular work of fiction,”  – Dr Jensen

MPs at odds over An Inconvenient Truth in school curriculum THE AUSTRALIAN,  AAP * October 27, 2010 11:50AM  FEDERAL MPs are divided over the proposal that a controversial climate change documentary be included in the national school curriculum.The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority reportedly has said An Inconvenient Truth had a place in modern history studies and English.

The 2006 documentary, about former US vice-president Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming, was a box-office success and won two Academy Awards.But Liberal MP Dennis Jensen, a well-known climate sceptic, is unhappy about its possible inclusion in the curriculum.”It’s a very popular work of fiction,” Dr Jensen told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday.Labor MP Kelvin Thomson had a different opinion.”I think that the more people who are exposed to An Inconvenient Truth the better,” he said, adding it was consistent with serious scientific opinion.Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar.Related Coverage * Schools to learn the Inconvenient Truth NEWS.com.au, 1 day ago * Curriculum row over Gallipoli Herald Sun, 2 days ago * Teachers fear course neglect The Australian, 9 Sep 2010 * A plan for literature Adelaide Now, 14 Jun 2010 * Imagine all the people The Australian, 2 Feb 2010End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.Another Labor MP, Amanda Rishworth, and independent Andrew Wilkie also backed the film’s inclusion.

“I think the national curriculum has got to include all sides of the argument,” Mr Wilkie said.

“An Inconvenient Truth, in my opinion, is a very good movie.”

MPs at odds over An Inconvenient Truth in school curriculum | The Australian

October 27, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, politics | , , , , ,

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