(1) Have you checked for yourself the materials you use to teach about climate?
Teaching children that they face climate catastrophe, or even serious and imminent threats, due to rising levels of carbon dioxide is such a momentous decision that surely any conscientious teacher will at some stage do some checking of his or her own as to the credibility of such assertions. The journalist Melanie Phillips did just that, and she was not impressed with what she found.
This article appeared today in Greenie Watch attributed to Melanie Phillips but without a source-link. It looks like it could be her work to me, and so I am tentatively reproducing it as such here:
I have not yet found the article at source, but the above image as published has this i.dailymail link:
Note added later same day: I have tracked the above article down. It appears without any explanation in this article, which though very moving and important, is not about climate. I presume it is included because it is in the book just published by Phillips. A recent article by her on climate is here.
(2) Meanwhile, the campaign continues at high levels and low:
(2.1) Outrageous scaremongering (aka 'climate diplomacy') this month at the UN:
(2.2) More subtle (but note the scary 'quadrillion') school outreach by the UEA last year (hat-tip Dave W)
(3) And for what? To contribute to the already rotten legacy of environmentalism?
Under each of these sections taken from the site Bread and Butter Science (created by James A. Marusek) can be found links to examples of harm:
Prolonged Psychological Fear Based on Unfounded/Distorted Claims
Needless Death of over 30 Million Innocent Young Children
Loss of a Dependable Electrical Infrastructure
Dependency on Foreign Oil and Higher Fuel Prices
Endangered Species Act
The Agents of Fear
Development of the "Precautionary Principle" into a Fear Distortion Tool
Taking of Property without Just Compensation (Private Lands)
Tying National Security Up in Knots
Eliminating or Weakening Flood Prevention Systems (Dams, Levies)
Depriving Workers of Their Livelihood
The Law of Unintended Consequences
The Destruction of Credible Science by Promoting Junk Science
The Destruction of Scientist who disagree with the Environmental Agenda
Promoting a Small Utopian World for the Elite through a Population Control Agenda (Isn't this called Genocide?)
Sponsor of Terrorism in the Name of the Environment
School Indoctrination: Driving Fear into the Hearts of Our Children
and here are the first few links in this last category:
- The Child-Manipulators
- Facts, Not Fear
- The Greening of America's Youth
- Educational Indoctrination, Environmental Style
- PeTA's Propaganda: A Part of the Curriculum!
- Science vs. Propaganda
- School Reverses on Showing of Al Gore Climate Change Film
- Al Gore told there are Nine Inconvenient Truths in his Film
- Students Thrown Climate Life Preserver
- Too Much Fear, Too Few Facts
- Climate Change Scenarios Scare, and Motivate, Kids
So, next time you hear the apologist refrain about it doesn't matter if the theory is wrong, it is leading to good things anyway, you might want to dig out this list and share it around.
It makes for a rotten legacy, does it not?