Image by wstera2 via FlickrSouth Dakota has passed HCR 1009 which is a resolution. "Calling for balanced teaching of global warming in the public schools of South Dakota." One of the most egregious clauses is:
WHEREAS, more than 31,000 American scientists collectively signed a petition to President Obama stating: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, or methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth's atmosphere and disruption of the earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide will produce many beneficial effects on the natural plant and animal environments of the earth":The petition being referred to which is from the Global Warming Project has been repeatedly discredited. In fact the majority of "scientists" who have signed the petition either do not exist, do not have science credentials, or have science credentials that have no basis in global warming or climatology.