Why is there so much preoccupation with atmospheric CO2 concentrations and reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions when it is well documented in the peer-reviewed scientific literature that the CO2 contribution to the overall greenhouse effect is so weak that it can be easily supplanted by small changes in clouds and water vapor, or natural climate-changing constituents?
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Johnny Ball on School Science: Why are we scaring our kids?
The distinguished presenter of TV programmes and talks on mathematics and science for children has just been on a daytime news programme on UK TV, showing a brief movie about his views, and being interviewed. The transcipt is over at GWPF: http://www.thegwpf.org/opinion-pros-a-cons/2563-johnny-ball-why-are-we-scaring-our-kids-to-death.html
He asks 'Why are we scaring our kids to death?'
So, why are we? And who is doing it? The school curriculum seems obsessed with violence, tragedy, and disasters such as National Socialism and WWII, fatuous talk of CAGW, and pollution of various kinds, and of course the counter-progressive mush of 'sustainability'. Who is it that is so determined to give our children a poor view of humanity and our prospects? They want to 'make little activists'. Why do we let them within a mile of young minds and spirits?
Well done Johnny Ball for taking this fight into that heart of the 'liberal' darkness, the BBC.