Fairbanks students may soon be getting a heavy dose of climate alarmism, anti-fossil fuel talking points and dire warnings about overpopulation and the devastating impacts that human beings have on the planet.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is currently revising its science curriculum for grades 6-12. A first draft is now available for public inspection. In addition to increasing high school science graduation requirements from three to four credits, and updating non-controversial aspects of certain subject material, the draft weaves divisive environmental politics into multiple units of science.

Under the proposed changes, sixth-graders would be taught about how human beings negatively impact the world’s natural resources and ecosystems through overpopulation, pollution, deforestation, greenhouse gases and consumption. Students would be required to apply their newfound knowledge to “design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.”

Under the “climate” unit, students would be warned about the fact that there are 8 billion humans on the planet.

The draft curriculum delves much deeper into climate alarmism once students get to high school. There, teens would learn of the negative impacts of trapping, hunting and fishing, while being directed to come up with a “solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity…”

Under the “environmental science” unit, students would receive further teaching on “human population and resource consumption,” before being asked to explain the purpose of government “environmental policy.”

This unit suggests using a left-leaning environmental blog,, as a key resource. The TreeHugger website promotes dense cities, tiny homes and theories about man-made climate change, while opposing the use of gas-powered cars, leather clothing, paper towels, cigarette filters, windshield washer fluid, standard shampoos and a long litany of other consumer goods. The website also lavishes praise on the Biden Administration’s push for all-electric transportation.

Another section on human population growth asks students to describe why “global warming has been caused largely by the increase in greenhouse in the atmosphere” and to come up with ways of restricting and regulating vast sectors of the economy.

Under the “climate” unit, students would be warned about the fact that there are 8 billion humans on the planet.

“If our civilization collapses, then ninety seven point five percent (97.5%) of people in the world will die, because there is no way to feed them all,” the unit description states. “We will be back to the two hundred million (200,000,000) population of the middle ages.”

It adds that man-made climate and weather pattern changes may disrupt food production.

“Some places will become deserts and people will be forced to migrate and there will be wars over land and water resources that are being changed,” the description warns.

Under “human sexuality” students would learn about much more than the reproductive process. This unit aims to require students to participate in “labs” about birth control methods, how to prevent pregnancy and ways of engaging in sex without spreading diseases.


— Click here to view a draft of the Fairbanks School District’s draft science curriculum updates.

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Fairbanks science curriculum draft injects extreme climate dogma, sex-ed into classrooms

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jen says:

    Well! It’s good thing this life is temporary, then we won’t have to live among destruction forever. The eternal life is permanent. And in the eternal life I doubting we need or will be doing the work we did completed here to make a living and enjoy this life. We’d be bringing what skills we learned in the occupation we done and our worship of God because of his son. What these guys don’t know is God made everything (even oil, gas, minerals, metals, gases are good products and a good place for work just as those building abs installing solar panels) and HE called it good along with the trees, water, air, and land. God charged man and woman to be stewards and workers over everything. Sin is the thing that makes one look bad by our use of it most likely our overuse. If you are greedy whether you are for drilling, timbering, mining or for trees, water, air, and sun; it’s all a waste by your lacking moderation. Use all in moderation. We don’t need to be shutting America’s drilling, mining, and timbering down. The two industries can coexist and actually should be used together Cause America can’t be strong if we put majority our eggs in one basket.

  • Richard Eide says:

    Well, who wants to join me to testify at the school board meeting at 6:00 tomorrow night? As a conservative parent who refuses to back down, that is.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    So essentially religion is being taught in the Fairbanks public schools, by the same entity of folks that scream “separation of church and state”. The climate dogma is cultic and has no sound scientific basis. None of the above listed dogma does. Where are the parents in all of this? Are they clueless or in board with such nonsense?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    How much more crap before dunceleavy defunds this garbage?

  • Neil says:

    Here we go again! Only half thought through to the end theories and no proven facts. Ok, stop hunting, trapping, and fishing. What are you going to eat when the grid goes down and we can’t grow any crops? I know, you can eat the green house games. How about babies get sterilized at birth? That way they can have sex forever and not worry about getting pregnant. That’s just about as smart as your idea. the alarmist were saying the same thing when I was a kid 60 years ago. we couldn’t survive if we got to 4 billion people. Well we’re at 8 billion and we’re still here. Yes we need to change some things but not to this degree as this article states. Pull your heads out of the sand take a deep breath and let’s move on.

    • Lucinda says:

      There is not one significant social or environmental problem that couldn’t be reduced or eliminated by a reduction in the human population. And your focus on only humans is a tragic foundation of deniers like you.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    God created Adam & Eve the first humans on this earth, then we multiply.
    We learned to build stuff with the tools that God gave us to use.
    God loves what he has created, in his own image.
    God will not let us perish, unless we let this woke, left leaning world control us.
    Then yes, life will be like living in Hell.
    God gave us oil to use, trees to build homes, and animals to eat.
    Stop this madness, go hug a tree.

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      You can ignore the science if you want to. Given a choice between a sustainable environment for your descendants in the long-term, or you own person comfort, convenience, and “prosperity” in the short-term, I’m sure you would opt for the latter. But please don’t pretend you give a sh*t about the world your grandkids and great-grandkids inherit, because you surely don’t.

      • Lobo says:

        Give us some references to the “science” to which you refer. Perhaps the UN IPCC Panel ? The one that propagated lies, manufactured data, manipulated charts, and the group in which Michael Mann helped in spreading these scams ? They were pretty active back in the 70s, and 80s, until their secret communications were leaked, and published. In their messages, they admit that they must manipulate, and omit data that undermines their agendas. I downloaded many of their messages when they were exposed. Quote; /// The Settled Science /// The results for 400 ppm stabilization look odd in many cases […] As stands we’ll have to delete the results from the paper if it is to be published” … Thorne/MetO: Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need communicate further if necessary… Thorne: I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.. This is a small sample of the discussions of how to present a manipulated spin on the subject… Over 80% of wild fires are ignited by humans, and nature contributes to only a small percentage of that. The “scientist’s” Geologist’s, and Archaeological discoveries point to much higher temperatures before man developed the automobile, airplane, power plant, or locomotive, and these are scientists, but their research, and discoveries don’t fit within the “Greenie” dialogues, and therefore, ignored, or slammed.
        Far more climate related deaths are a result of cold temperatures, than warm, or hot temperatures. The warm climate that we now experience has resulted in greater food, and vegetation growth. The CO2 that Greenies like to rail against, is plant food, and those trees, and pants convert, that CO2 into the O2 (oxygen) that humans, and animals require to breathe, and survive.. I suggest that you do some actual research, before making ignorant accusations against others.. To quote Albert Einstein “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance, is arrogance”.. Here is another article for edification:

    • Lucinda says:

      God loves the poorly educated.

      • Lobo says:

        All of a sudden, you wish to quote God ? … Another example of the lying “climate scientists”; .. Here’s one from (A federal platform): Let’s quote again:
        Modern human civilization, with its permanent agriculture and settlements, has developed over just the past 10,000 years or so. The period has generally been one of low temperatures and relative global (if not regional) climate stability. Compared to most of Earth’s history, today is unusually cold; we now live in what geologists call an interglacial—a period between glaciations of an ice age… Paraphrasing Albert Einstein after the Publishing of “The Theory of Relativity” –one fact out does 1 million “scientist, 10 billion politicians and 20 billion environmental whachos-that don’t know what” The Second Law of thermodynamics” is… Here’s Wigley in a message to Michael Mann, (the UN IPCC group) and he thought it would remain a secret; Wigley:
        Mike, The Figure you sent is very deceptive […] there have been a number of dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC […] … Then there is; Overpeck: The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what’s included and what is left out”. Another small sample of the :”scientists” that were pushing the foundations of the green house gas scam. Their deceptive messages were made public, and they slithered into their closets. But, they were the key instigators. During those eras of deception, it was common to see the nightly broadcasts warning of the coming ice age.. That didn’t work out so, it shifted to Global Warming.. Well, that showboat developed leaks, and it became “Climate Change”.. Anyone who seriously seeks the truth, can discover it, and there are plenty of honest scientists who have debunked this scam.. The establishment media, however, will not touch it. The geological data, and ice cores have proven that the Earth has been much warmer thousands of years ago.. But, then, that takes an honest effort to seek the truth.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Whoa. Lucinda capitalized the word, “God.” Our Heavenly Father loves everyone .

  • Christopher Thorgesen says:

    Ignoring paid shill scientists is not the same as ignoring the science. The climate has been changing since the creation of the Earth and has been on an overall warming trend since the ice age. Following nutjob leftist climate policies only promotes Marxism and exacerbates climate degradation. The only sure way to destroy the environment is to make everybody poor. Poverty destroys environments. Marxism/Socialism creates Poverty. So please don’t pretend to give a crap about the environment Chuck, because you surely don’t.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Where is Waldo,I mean dunleavy!?

  • Lucinda says:

    Lobo. Odd that you omitted the last sentence of your quote from, the one that starts with “Modern human civilization …”. Here’s the last sentence from that article: “ … of an ice age. But as greenhouse-gas emissions warm Earth’s climate, it’s possible our planet has seen its last glaciation for a long time.”

    You’re a fraud Lobo.