The Kansas House Education Committee is seeking to pass a bill that asks science teachers to present the "weaknesses" of climate science. The key text of the bill reads as follows:
The legislature recognizes that the teaching of certain scientific topics, such as climate science, may be controversial. The legislature encourages the teaching of such scientific controversies to be made in an objective manner in which both the strengths and weaknesses of such scientific theory or hypothesis are covered.
"The point of the bill is obviously to misrepresent climate science as scientifically controversial," according to the National Center for Science Education's director Eugenie Scott.
Liberal site Think Progess puts it more strongly: "Kansas Bill would require teachers to misinform students about climate change."
Kansas will be the fifth state to enact such a bill. Texas and Louisiana require science teachers to portray climate denial as a valid scientific stance, while Oklahoma and Tennessee have laws allowing climate skepticism in the classroom.
Read the full text of the bill here.