Katie Worth on how Big Oil is influencing public education

Jan 13, 2022

From buying off experts to luring in underpaid teachers with promises of classroom supplies, Big Oil and Big Coal are waging a successful war on accurate science education and setting the U.S. up to fail in its fight against climate change.

Award-winning investigative journalist Katie Worth joins Aaron and Kate to talk about the issue, which is the topic of her new book, Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America. The book, which came out in November 2021, pulls the curtain back on the many ways the fossil fuel industry is sowing doubt about climate change in America’s classrooms, despite the global scientific consensus that human-causing climate change is real and getting worse. 


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Hosts: Aaron Weiss & Kate Groetzinger
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