Parenting in an Age of Climate Change:Communicating the Tough Truths to Children
by Allison Guerette & John Wihbey
Climate Change Included in Science Teaching Guidelines
by Lisa Palmer
(The editor, Bud Ward, is not a neutral observer of the climate change fiasco. For example, he is one of the jurors for something called the Schneider Award, and they unanimously gave it to James Hansen last year. I wonder if it is awarded to whoever was deemed to be the best at creating Schneiderian Scenarios - 'scary', 'simplified', 'dramatic' - with which to engage our attention? Hansen would surely be a frequent contender if so.)
There is a lot to be studied in these two articles, and I hope to get back to them next week. In the meantime, Tom Nelson has picked up on one point, and I have spotted another. Here they are:
Good question: How can left-wing teachers "inoculate" children so that they don't believe it when their parents tell them that CO2 doesn't cause bad weather?
From 'Parenting in an Age of Climate Change: Communicating the Tough Truths to Children | The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media':
"In a 2010 address to the National Science Teachers Association, Lynne Cherry, author and director of the Young Voices on Climate Change films, put forward the following prescription for dealing with climate change issues and the sometimes-pernicious influence of media:
How we can respond to the current onslaught against climate change in the media? We can “inoculate” kids by having them not just learning about climate science but actually going outdoors and doing climate science."
(2) On a 'steadily-rolling disaster' calling into question 'the very way we live'
The text in quotes is taken from the second paragraph of the article by Guerette & Wihbey linked to earlier. I have submitted a comment on it. If past experience is anything to go by, it will not appear*. So here it is, with italics and emboldening added:
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*Note added 25 April 2013 Hurray I was wrong! The comment has appeared, and a response to it. Hope springs eternal. Pushed for time at the moment but will try to get a reply in before the end of today, after which I will have no chance to do so for several days.
Note added later on 25 April. Here is my reply:
Note added 8 May: I just tried again to post a comment, using only the first two paragraphs of the one above in case a shorter comment has more chance of success.