The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 in an effort to change farmers who have a “skeptical” view of human-caused global warming.
The agency issued a grant to North Carolina State University to conduct an educational campaign for high school teachers to add more climate change material to their curriculums.
The target of the campaign is the agricultural community, which the project characterizes as cynical of anthropogenic climate change.
“Among the agricultural and natural resource sciences for climate variability and change, education is vital as it can increase climate change knowledge and risk perception, precursors to climate change action,” the grant said. “Education is critical among the agricultural community because although climate change threatens agricultural sustainability, skepticism of anthropogenic climate change runs high.”