The Washington Post reports that many educators and scientists agree that global warming is an emerging science that needs to be taught in schools. As with many emerging subjects, there is a need for more teaching materials so educators can incorporate these topics into their lessons. While global warming is not a formalized part of the curriculum, teachers can introduce the topic on their own initiative. However, when Laurie David, the producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” tried to distribute 50,000 copies of the film to classrooms across the nation, the National Science Teachers Association declined them. Gerry Wheeler, the executive director of the NSTA, said he would put the topic on the top of the list of “must teach” subjects in addition to HIV/AIDS. Wheeler claims that David had asked for an endorsement of the film, which is in violation of association rules. David claims that she only asked for distribution and would have been happy to have the association include a note that it was not endorsing the film. Since then, many teachers from across the United States have written to David in support of the movie and to request copies of the film. In addition, at least 15 other organizations have contacted her in order to offer distribution help…