Many parents are distressed at the one-sided and slanted education their children are being given regarding the issue of global warming. Schools often present only one side of the climate debate, ignoring the scientific dissent and inconsistencies in the theory. One parent in the UK decided to do something about it.
Stewart Dimmock whose children are ages 11 and 14 was distressed by what he calls the indoctrination of his children at school in regards to global warming theory. The children were shown Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and given Climate Change Resource Packs. Mr. Dimmock claims the film "is unfit for schools because it is politically biased and contains serious scientific inaccuracies and 'sentimental mush'".
Mr. Dimmock went to the courts with his complaints. A judge in the high court, Mr. Justice Burton, is due to rule on the case next week but has already declared that he agrees that the film promotes "partisan political views". His decision falls short of banning the film but will include the stipulation that schools must warn children that it represents only one side of the scientific debate and that they should consider other views.
In February 2007 the government decided to send Gore's film to all secondary schools along with two short films produced by the Department For Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding global warming and the carbon cycle.