An Idaho teacher makes the abstract tangible and is inspiring budding environmentalists - From Washington Post
He considered the 76 people in this grove, the 49,000 people in his home town of Coeur d’Alene, the millions of people in the United States driving billions of miles a year — and approached his teacher, Jamie Esler, with a solemn look on his face.
In February, the state legislature urged the state board of education to rewrite the science curriculum to eliminate what one lawmaker called “an over emphasis on human caused factors.” On Thursday, President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a landmark global climate agreement touched off a new round of combustible debate.
They count the rings to get each sampled tree’s age, then do some math to determine how much carbon the tree pulls out of the atmosphere through photosynthesis.
In the 13 years he’s been hunting and hiking in Idaho, the machinist has seen winters shortening and summers drying out.
In February, the legislature struck five paragraphs related to climate change and urged the standards committee to rewrite them.