Climate Education July 29, 2011 : 7:07 PM

Henry Waxman asks the Department of Energy to launch a climate education campaign:

“The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday urged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to launch a national climate-change-education campaign.”

“Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), in a letter to Chu, said the public’s understanding of climate change is “diminishing” in part because there are ‘powerful vested interests in the oil and coal industries successfully fanning disbelief.’”

“I ask you to investigate the disconnect that appears to be growing between the scientific and the publicunderstanding of climate change,” Waxman said. “I hope you will then decide to lead a national effort to ensure the public is fully and accurately informed about the science of climate change and its implications for human health and welfare.”

Source: The Hill