‘Pundits like Al Gore, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” then further exaggerate what is reported. Next, public school teachers repeat all of the misinformation to their students, relying on textbooks written by poorly informed authors, many with only a superficial knowledge of science. Alarmist theories are presented as fact. Is it any wonder our young people grow up believing humans are destroying the Earth?


Roy Spencer, ‘Global Warming Scepticism for Busy People’, 2018.


Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Climate 'Striking' Schools: having children demonstrate on school time was the Soviet way

Two extracts from an article in the New York Post: 

The ‘Climate Strike’ is a crock that exploits kids



{With my emphases added:}

'This Friday, in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit, students across the country will walk out of their schools as part of a Climate Strike. In New York City, the Department of Education has given its stamp of approval to the walk-out and won’t mark it as an absence, making it less “a strike” and more a coordinated effort by the school system to force political action on children.'

and

'In my Russian-speaking community, people took to Facebook to discuss the similarities they saw to their time in the Soviet Union. One mom posted that the strike is “Soviet-style brainwashing and propaganda” Another mom wrote that the particular issue doesn’t matter; “having children demonstrate on school time was the Soviet way.”

One Park Slope elementary school sent parents a note that the entire school will be walking out for the strike. A mother of a 6-year-old told me, in response: “I am all for people supporting causes they believe in, but do not force your causes and beliefs on my first-grader.”
Another mom told me she believes in climate change and thinks the government should take action but finds the strike absurd. She’s afraid to single her kid out by making him skip it and isn’t speaking up.'

Friday, 13 September 2019

Poor Greta was scared by fake news from CO2 alarmists about polar bears

Susan Crockford has a new post up about the deceptive, political goal-driven propaganda based on polar bears:

'These starving polar bears falsely blamed on climate change have scared kids to death'

Can anyone get through to Greta Thunberg about these and other deceptions which she has accepted as gospel?  Or to any of the probably many tens of thousands of youngsters similarly scared by what they have been told.  Or by what they have been duped into believing.

Here is a paragraph from the Crockford post:

'Here I summarize the truth about all four of these starving polar bear images that have been used since 2009 to emotionally manipulate the public (especially young girls), into getting on board the climate change band wagon. Rational people have seen through the rhetoric and come to realize that climate change is virtually never the cause of starvation. However, some poor kids have been scared to death by these images and the stories of climate change catastrophe they inspired – they are very real victims of climate change messaging at its worst.'

Click the link by the picture above to read the rest.  And try to protect any children you know from this sort of abuse.  The polar bears are generally doing OKBut Greta and the others are most certainly not.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Climate-scared pupils and teachers take note:- a calmer mind leads the World Meteorological Organisation

'London, 6 September: The General-Secretary of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that the alarmist narrative on climate change has gone off the rails and criticised the news media for provoking unjustified anxiety.

Speaking to Finland's financial newspaper Talouselämä (“The Journal”) on 6 September 2019, Petteri Taalas called for cooler heads to prevail, saying that he does not accept arguments of climate alarmists that the end of the world is at hand.'

See this GWPF press release:  https://www.thegwpf.com/wmo-secretary-general-warns-against-climate-doomsters-and-extremists/

It is not much by itself, but such sanity and sense is all too rare in the fervid mass media and in politics (see the lunacy at the recent 'Climate Townhall'* for presidential candidates in the USA for example).  Thanks to the shameful exploitation of Greta Thunberg, many schoolchildren are also being drawn into the madness and despair, some with the active support of teachers and administrators.  So, any calming voice in the midst of this intemperate, hyperbolic, and baseless panic is welcome.  Well done that man!

*Here are some reports of this sorry event:
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/05/climate-change-hysteria-dangerous/
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/09/cnns-7-hour-climate-change-townhall-was-a-man-made-disaster-for-democrat-presidential-candidates/
https://pjmedia.com/election/cnns-climatetownhall-does-the-nation-a-great-service/

Note added 13 Sep 2019.  Sigh ... Powerful forces at work I guess.  The WMO chappie has somewhat backtracked:  
'Today, Taalas appears to have backtracked from this robust position, saying he had been wrongly portrayed as “questioning the international focus on the need for robust climate action”.'
As Benny Peiser points out (see link below), no one seems to have ever made such a portrayal.  It seems the poor man has been forced into a declaration of faith in the fanatical religion of the CO2 Doomsday Cult. 
https://www.thegwpf.com/wmo-secretary-general-denies-climate-heresy/


Sunday, 1 September 2019

Pushing the CO2 Scare by 'Abusing Children : Abusing Science'

From the RealClimateScience blog:

'Climate alarmists have intentionally targeted children - to push their political objectives. Instead of holding an honest debate with adults, they have chosen to terrorize young people with their lies and propaganda. They are destroying science while simultaneously destroying the mental health of children.'

This new video from Tony Heller includes a clip from the vile propaganda movie made by the climate scaremongerers who called themselves '10:10'. His main point, other than to draw attention to the turpitude of the climate alarmists, is that in the United States, far worse weather has been seen in the past than in recent decades, and that there is no justification in scaring children about losing energy sources vital to modern life in the States and elsewhere. The United States could shut down completely and it would not impede the continued growth in global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels and other man-made interventions.

He notes that the alarmers generally refuse to debate knowledgeable people like him, and far prefer to scare children as a source of leverage for their political ambitions. While demonising, and marginalising informed critics of the weak and sloppy science the alarmers claim as a foundation for their emotive campaigns.

Tony Heller's blog, Real Climate Science, is, amongst other merits, an invaluable resource for historical records of weather events gleaned from newspaper archives - the alarmists have not (yet?) found a way to adjust these the way they have been adjusting temperature records.

What about newspapers and other mass media today? Well, many of them cannot resist spinning weather events to support the Big Scare narrative. Paul Homewood's blog, Not a Lot of People Know That, is an excellent resource for refutation of such propaganda pieces in modern newspapers and mass media websites such as that of the BBC.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Children becoming 'the brainwashed front for the climate religion'

Sanjeev Sabhlok has written an excellent piece for the Times of India entitled

'Climate hysteria is a great opportunity to teach children to ask questions'


Here are the introductory paragraphs:

'Most adults have little or no time to investigate the claims about climate change. They either accept them, assuming that “authority figures” have done their homework, or sit on the fence.
Some consider that only scientists are supposed to understand science. But everyone has an equal place at the table of science and if our questions are not answered or the evidence doesn’t stack up, we are free to reject that “science”.
Climate alarm has long given up the pretence of any link to science. Millions have been successfully “converted” – and they get duly worked up if their belief is questioned: “have you been outside recently?”, “erratic climate events are everywhere!”, “rainfall is getting less every year!”, “flash floods, including in Rajasthan are clear proof!”.
Some of them have gone to the next stage and become missionaries. They go about distributing their religious pamphlets in schools, indoctrinating innocent lower-IQ children. Hopelessly confused children like Greta Thunberg are being churned out as a result. At an age when children like her should be learning to ask questions, they have become the brainwashed front for the climate religion. There is little difference between such “committed” youth and Hitler’s Youth or the youth churned out by ISIS’s madrassas.
In my view, if anyone tells a child that climate change is man-made just because someone says so (such as a missionary “scientist” but now increasingly, “royals” and “celebrities”), that person has committed a sin against the enlightenment, against human progress.
I would personally have been supportive of Greta Thunberg if she had been a prodigally intelligent child who dazzled her teachers with amazing questions, then found the answers and was now promoting a view that she thoroughly understood. It would not matter to me that she had come to the wrong conclusion. After all, no one can be right on everything all the time. But she suffers, sadly, from mental issues and speaks as a missionary – she cannot answer a single question about the science.
We are very prone as a species to superstitions, panics, delusions, manias and hysterias. We have gone through thousands of them (many still underway), such as religion, alchemy, witchcraft, astrology, phrenology, eugenics, the Y2K bug, the SARS panic, much of Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine and all of homeopathy.
The climate hysteria will ultimately pass, but to avoid such hysterias in the future we need to get our children to start thinking and stop believing. Climate change is a superb topic for teachers and students to explore.'
Sabhlok is proposing something positive to help prevent such madness again.  His notion of incorporating regular 'question-asking' into school curricula seems well worthy of consideration.  But it may also be useful in the shorter-term for helping children and young adults recover from the scaremongering about climate which they have been exposed to.  See the full article for examples of the questions Sabhlok thinks would be relevant on climate.

Note added later 30/8/19.   Here is an example of what we are up against - teachers wanting to encourage even more children to 'strike' over 'climate disruption'.  I doubt if a single one of these children can make a coherent case for alarm, or get beyond the shallow slogans of the zealots.  After all, I daresay neither can most of the adult zealots.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/30/climate-strike-teachers-students-greta-thunberg

Thursday, 29 August 2019

CFACT: The UN’s cadre of misled youth

Picture: CFACT
'Sustainability' is UN-Speak for 'Suppressed Development', but it is also the latest 'Cloak of Green'* under which ambitious political and financial operators act in pursuit of their goals.   It sounds such a nice and harmless concept, sustainability, but it is not.  One organisation which clearly realises this is CFACT - see for example the book called 'Sustainability' available in their bookstore.  See also this new post by Craig Rucker on their blog:

'The UN is employing a disturbing tactic to push its “sustainability” agenda at its Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City.
CFACT’s undercover reporter is on the ground in Salt Lake City, exposing how the UN heavily indoctrinates young people with talking points, then presents them on stage to regurgitate them.  “Look at the wisdom these young people have come to impart,” the rest of us are supposed to conclude.
Disney Channel’s Luke Mullen, told us, “I do believe that [school] strikes for the climate are just as important as education. Why should we be studying and preparing for a future that might not come?”  Watch CFACT Undercover’s full interview with Luke Mullen at CFACT.org.
Mullen told CFACT that he is following in the wake of poor Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish girl who has been so traumatized by the narrative of impending doom she’s been fed, that she walked out of school to become a propaganda poster child.  She’s encouraging kids like Luke Mullen to walk out too.  Greta just arrived in New York City on a carbon fiber yacht sponsored by the royal family of Monaco.  That she is protesting fossil fuels on an elite yacht made from oil and propane is lost on her.  She lacks the education and context to know.
Skip learning and just repeat the line’s you’ve been fed — These poor, exploited young people.  Think the mainstream media will expose this shameless trick?  Fear not.  CFACT’s on the job.
We interviewed Nicolette Templier, aka “Miss New York Earth USA.”  Her answers are simply a regurgitation of UN climate change alarmist talking points on everything from polar ice to polar bears, that fall to pieces when confronted with the facts.  Watch CFACT undercover’s full interview at CFACT.org.
The climate and “sustainability” crowd don’t like it when the facts are introduced into the UN proceedings one bit.  When the facts that debunk the UN’s dangerous agenda show up, the UN’s youth cadres drop their smiles and bare their claws.  You may remember CFACT’s coverage at UN COP 24 in Poland last fall.  The UN formally authorized an angry mob of left-wing youth to interrupt and shout down the Trump Administration’s energy presentation.  Shouting over instead of listening and responding?  How’s that for UN “civil society?”
CFACT is tackling this challenge on multiple fronts.  We expose the Green-Left’s exploitation of youth.  We inject facts into UN proceedings like the “sustainability” conference in Salt Lake.  We fairly present all sides of these important issues to thousands of young people through our CFACT Collegians program and challenge them  to think for themselves.
Facts and education are the antidote to propaganda and ignorance.'

* 'Cloak of Green' is the title of an important book by Elaine Dewar.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Eco-Porn designed to terrify children was used at a BBC concert 'for all the family'


'When buying tickets for a classical music concert based on the lost words of nature, parents may have expected a simple, poetic celebration of bluebells, conkers and otters.  Families who attended the BBC Proms  this weekend were instead confronted with catastrophic warnings from climate change campaigners.

BBC Proms, a celebration of classical music intended to be non-political, opened its 49th Prom of the season with a new composition based on the words of Greta Thunberg warning: “We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.”’

She goes on to report a scathing review of this shocking event:
It’s unfortunate that the supposedly impartial BBC turned a promising event into an opportunity for eco-propaganda,” he said, in a two-star review, accusing the BBC of the “blatant politicising of an event aimed at children”.'

(hat-tip Greenie Watch)

'Unfortunate' to say  the least.  Well let us hope that this disgraceful abuse of a much-loved annual musical event will open up many more eyes to the corruption of the BBC, an organisation in thrall to eco-fanatics, and up to its neck in the moral and intellectual slops of hyperbolic climate alarmism.