Skip to comments.Five Things to Teach Your Kids about Climate Change
Posted on 07/12/2018 12:01:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Eitor's Note: The following is an excerpt from author Marc Morano's new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.
If you cant indoctrinate adults on climate change, who is a more willing and pliable audience than children? John Kerry signed the Paris climate pact at the UN with his two-year-old granddaughter seated on his lap for full effect. Kids from kindergarten through college are prime targets for the climate change fear promoters propaganda. Politicians, academia, Hollywood, and global warming activists have focused on kids, feeding them a steady diet of fear and doom, using vulnerable children to promote climate fears. The media and Hollywood amplify these tactics: everyone, from ABC News to Leonardo DiCaprio, is of the opinion that We need to get kids young.
"The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change" is designed to provide you with the facts you need to understand and resist this baseless political agenda. Read on to equip yourself against the lies that your children are being taught in school or even the lies you are being taught yourself.
1. Climate change activists care more about the earth than they care about YOU.
Climate change activists want to regulate the size of our families. On the one hand, activists believe climate change threatens the children. On the other hand, having children is terrible for the environment. So U.S. environmentalists are taking a page from Chinas mandatory one-child policy, even as China abandons the policy. Its not enough for the warmists to regulate our light bulbs, coal plants, and SUVs. Now they want to regulate the size of our families. In 2007, Bill Nye featured a professor on his Netflix program, Bill Nye Saves the World, warning that having too many kids is bad for the planet. Nye asked, So, should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world? Professor Travis Rieder responded, I do think that we should at least consider it. And Nye answered, Well, at least consider it is like Do it. A later NPR segment featured professor Rieder saying, we should protect our kids by not having them.
2. Recent hottest year claims and 97 percent consensus claims are pulled from thin air and statistically meaningless year-to-year differences.
According to several analyses, global temperatures have been essentially holding nearly steady for almost two decades. Not that youd know it from the media and climate activists. USA Today blared that the planet sizzled to its third straight record warm year in 2016. Former vice president Al Gore also touted 2016 as the hottest year on record confirmed by NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration). The New York Times claimed that the 2016 heat record was trouncing previous years temperatures. The Times used phrases like blown past to describe the alleged heat record. Curiously, though, the actual numbers for the hottest year claim did not appear in the Times piece. We are not told what the average global temperature was, how much higher this is than last years record or any previous records, wrote Robert Tracinski of The Federalist, Or what the margin of error is supposed to be on those measurements.
3. Hollywood activists will talk a big talk about climate change but they dont live it.
Why dont the climate activists live like they believe in catastrophic climate change? Hollywood celebrities are some of the most prominent pushers of the global warming panic, ceaselessly urging action to battle climate change. The stars regularly harangue Americans to sacrifice in order to save the planet. They call for more austerity for the rest of us, but are they willing to walk the walk in their own lives? I think you already know the answer.
4. The idea that there is consensus on climate change is a fabricated myth and Americans know it.
The relentless campaign to convince Americans that all scientists agree appears to have failed. A 2016 Pew Research survey found Americans dont believe the 97 percent consensus climate scientists claim. Just 27% of Americans say that almost all climate scientists agree human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, Pew found. Climatologist Dr. Curry worries that the consensus claims are anti-science. To me these kinds of claims of settled science its really antithetical to the scientific process. It reflects confirmation bias, groupthink, she said. Climate statistics professor Caleb Rossiter of American University noted that claims that all scientists agree are nothing new. As Rossiter explained, If we were here 100 years ago and I was in the psychology department, Id be telling you that by the science of craniology black people are stupider than white people, West Europeans are smarter and more creative than Eastern Europeans and this was called phrenology. And all the data and statistics that they could line up and shuffle supported it, and everybody believed it.
5. Climate policies are crushing the worlds poor.
Secretary of State John Kerry asked this question in 2014: If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge- and supposing Im wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of them all wrong supposing they are, whats the worst that can happen? A fair question. Sadly, the answer is poverty, disease, and death for poor people across the developing world. And all for no impact on the climate. The climate regulatory scheme that the warmists are doing their best to impose on the world including drastic limits on carbon emissions, severe curtailment of fossil fuels, planned recessions, and the promotion of primitivism are frankly immoral. The developed world is denying a billion people of color in the developing world Asia, Africa, South America the coal, natural gas, and other carbon-based energy that they need to pull themselves up out of dire poverty, as the wealthy Western world has already done. There is an unmistakable racial component to this: black and brown people are essentially being told they can never be allowed to have the same standard of living that the predominantly white Western world has enjoyed since the Industrial Revolution. American and European climate activists are telling Africans that we will manage their economies for them so they dont make our mistakes.
(6) The studies are shallow (at best, one temperature characterizes a given geographic location, ignoring the depth of the atmosphere).
I teach my kids critical thinking skills. Wonders follow.
They were trying to shove it down our throats in Florida when I was a third grader. That was the year we first went to the Moon, to give you an idea how long ago that was.
Especially, don’t oversimplify an awesomely complex thing.
Wasn’t that the “Ice age fear” era? Same kind of Chicken Littling, just a different direction.
It’s a religion.
Teach them climate change is a natural process that has always, and will always happen- and man has absolutely nothing to do with it because we don’t produce anywhere near enough CO2 to blanket the earth and trap in heat globally. Teach them the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of man takes up just 0.00136% of the atmosphere- nowhere near enough CO2 to affect the climate one iota- therefore there must be a natural cause for climate change- then point at the sun
lol thanks for the laugh- that was priceless-
Volcanoes and other variable natural sources can boost the world CO2 level. I am not sure whether we’re even measuring the world CO2 level in more than one place! I think I remember hearing the complaint that it’s near the active volcanoes of Hawaii.
I teach elementary school, the texts we use absolutely crams climate change down their throats. Of course, there are pictures of industries spewing black smoke into the air which I always point out was probably taken years ago.
I just tell them one thing: 1) its a fake, political propaganda campaign designed to take your money, guilt you and every other normal citizen into doing things both bad for the country and bad for you personally.
When my daughter was in 3rd grade, they studied a chapter on global warming.
I sent her to school with a 1970s era National Geographic lamenting the coming ice age.
Liberals never change.
That’s the modern one... yeah, this is the modern black-moth meme.
They’re liberal about anything except trying to understand why the things that conservatives care about also matter.
Either taken years ago, or taken in China.
Exactly! It’s bad when the story is labeled expository when it is actually persuasive. (Liberal Persuasive)
They need to learn that short-window data snapshots are useless when evaluating long-trend terms.
We are going to need to amass 5000 years of data to have even the slightest clue as to whether our activities are affecting the climate or not.
7. These ‘studies’ are all financed by our tax dollars, through the very politicians who stand to get VERY wealthy when/if they finally get us to fall for it all and give them total control over us - all to “save the planet.. “
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