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Follow Business Insider:On Monday, the National Academy of Sciences published a statement clarifying the scope of its guidelines for how it recommends and teaches books.
In a statement to Business Insider, the NAS said that it was “disappointed” with the current definition of “books.”
The NAS said it would be changing its guidelines, but added that it would continue to “provide guidance for books that are in the public domain.”
The statement came after a number of high-profile books about climate change were published in the past year.
These books have been heavily criticized by scientists for their tone and lack of rigor.
In February, a New York Times report said that the National Academies guidelines were a “slap in the face” for climate science.
In July, a report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that the guidelines were not helpful for scientists who had to follow the law.
In addition to the new guidance, the government is also issuing new guidelines for what it considers books that contain information that is “controversial, controversial in nature, or contains statements that are offensive or have the potential to offend.”
These guidelines are not set in stone, but are intended to ensure that scientific books are not used to undermine scientific principles and the values of public education, the statement said.
In a blog post on Monday, Harvard professor of environmental science and engineering James Delingpole, one of the co-authors of the report, wrote that the NAS’s guidelines are still the best way to teach climate change and the dangers of climate change.
In an interview with Business Insider on Tuesday, Delingole pointed out that the recommendations were published more than two years ago and had not been updated.
“The problem is, we didn’t have the tools at the time to properly inform our students about what to think and what to expect,” he said.