University launches semester-long ‘climate emergency’ campaign to protect ‘Mother Earth’

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CEI’s Daren Bakst is cited in The College Fix on a Western Michigan University climate campaign:

But Daren Bakst, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, expressed concerns about the campaign in a recent email to The Fix.

“If a university itself is leading something called a climate emergency campaign, then this sounds like indoctrination, not education,” Bakst said.

Bakst told The Fix higher education is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas, but campaigns like this seem to promote only one view.

“Assuming a university is leading a one-sided campaign, this will inevitably chill speech,” he said. “After all, that university will have said what it thinks is right and students will respond accordingly. They will be scared to counter the views from people who are in positions of authority.”

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