Just when you thought it was safe to send your kids to college:
Was a college professor "provoking discussion" -- or criticizing students who don't endorse global warming?
CampusReform.org, a student group launched by the conservative Leadership Institute in Arlington, Va., has circulated a video online of a professor telling students who don't believe in taking steps to end global warming that "blood will be on your hands."
But the video shows fewer than two minutes of excerpts from the lecture at Louisiana State University. And astronomy professor Bradley Schaefer says he is being wrongly targeted by the conservative activists who released the excerpts of his 40-minute lecture on climate change.
"What I was doing was very intentional. I was posing all sides of how to handle global warming, and I was challenging all sides of it, too," Schaefer told The Associated Press. He argued the clips misrepresent his point, which was to provoke discussion about climate change policy. Schaefer said that he gave equal criticism to students with other points of view.
Bryan Bernys, national director of CampusReform.org, agreed that the professor targeted both groups -- unevenly, in his opinion.
"He did attack both extremes of I guess you'd call it ideology," Bernys said. But the comments directed at climate skeptics were "more aggressive and outlandish," Bernys told FoxNews.com.