'Every year climate science seems to get less sure until I want to shout 'Just vanish back into obscurity until you've got a handle on this mess! Go on, go to your room and don't come out till your predictions last longer than it takes the ink to dry on them." '

Jun 29, 2013 'TinyCO2' commenting at Bishop Hill


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Who will help our schools push back on the Great CO2 Scare?

The offer to supply free to schools 300 copies of Ian Plimer's new book, 'How to get expelled from school', has been reiterated on Jo Nova's site.
Jo writes:
 'The Education Department and the CSIRO push their propaganda and scare our children with apocalyptic, unscientific scenarios.  They are even trying to target pre-schoolers. The ABC has accepted grants from the Climate Change Foundation to work the Climate Change message into ‘DirtGirl’, an ABC4Kids TV. Then there are demonstrations of bias like this from a school in Sydney.
They’re trying to train the next generation to “think” their way. We’d be mad to let them get away with it.
Thanks to the Gallileo Movement and donors, 300 FREE copies of Professor Ian Pilmer’s new book ‘How to get expelled from school’, are available to schools in Australia' 

They require an official order from the schools, and this may be a problem.  If the schools are required to follow the government line on climate scaremongering, then obtaining such a book through official channels is not going to appeal to any head in search of a quiet life, nor is the book likely to be deployed in his or her classrooms.  I think they might be more successful in giving the books to teachers, and others in the education system, in their personal capacities.  It may be that the overthrow of the scaremongers will begin in staffrooms rather than classrooms.

But the idea is a good one.  Some schools, some heads, may be both willing and able to take a more independent view, at least for some classes who have either gone past relevant exams requiring conformance to the climate neurosis, or who have no intention of taking them.   I think as well as books, kits could be provided for physics classes to do their own greenhouse experiments and learn for themselves that the term is a misnomer - thereby undermining one of the emotive catchphrases of the scaremongers (exploiting the widespread experience of hot and unpleasant conditions in real greenhouses). Experiments showing the relatively large energies involved in the phase transitions of water would also be relevant as part of studies into the immense importance of the water cycle in the climate system.  What else?  New books, pamphlets, posters, DVD, and computer games and exercises - all the sorts of kit, in other words, deployed thanks to state funding by those who wish to scare the young into obedience, can be used by those who wish to liberate the young from such oppression and encourage them to think clearly for themselves.  There is great scope for generating enthusiasm, from the grand cosmic scope of the theories of Svensmark and Shaviv, to the great convective systems of the tropics, and the evaporation of a raindrop.  Even CO2 will deserve a mention as a minor player in climate but a major one for plants and indeed ourselves.  No need to scare 'em at all.

1 comment:

green investment said...

Its just amazing how the nanny-state increasingly takes it upon itself to decide what is best for us, and even what we should believe in. God forbid us peons should take a critical look at things on our own.