Houghton Mifflin offers misleading defense for climate-denier high school textbook.

Earlier this week, ThinkProgress noted that New Jersey high school senior Matthew LaClair exposed the American Government high school textbook — written by conservatives James Q. Wilson and John Diulio — for promoting climate-denier myths. The textbook casts doubt on whether the greenhouse effect “exists at all.” Houghton Mifflin issued this statement in response to the growing controversy:

Every single one of these statements is false or misleading. The Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson does a thorough debunk here.


The textbook controversy has received local coverage in Buffalo, NY, Pocatello, ID, and Phoenix, AZ.