One man in Kent with an axe to grind

May 6, 2007 at 4:36 pm | Posted in Britain, Climate change | Leave a comment

In Britain, 9 out of 10 people are concerned about climate change* and scientists say warming of the atmosphere is unequivocal, so why should one person be allowed to halt the education of an entire generation because he does not like something? I wonder what will happen next …

Law challenge to Gore school film

The government faces a legal challenge for sending every secondary school in England a copy of Al Gore’s climate change film An Inconvenient Truth.

The Department for Education and Skills confirmed on Thursday it had sent out a resource pack for science, geography and citizenship lessons.

But a father from Kent, Stuart Dimmock, has lodged papers at London’s High Court seeking judicial review.

He is reportedly also seeking to prevent schools receiving the DVDs.


The DfES said it would await the outcome of the court application with interest.

Schools Minister Jim Knight said of the teaching pack: “Climate change is one of the most important challenges facing our planet today.

Read the complete BBC News Education article …

Court challenge to Gore film in schools

Press Assocation
Friday May 4, 2007

Government plans to provide every secondary school in England with Al Gore’s climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth are to be challenged in the courts.

An application has been lodged at the high court by a father of two schoolchildren, who is seeking permission to apply for a ruling that the proposal is unlawful.

Read the complete Education Guardian article …

* according to HRH the Prince of Wales’ statement in his May Day speech.  I shall try to find the source of the 91 percent he mentioned …


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