'There is no climate crisis, but there is a crisis of climate superstition, fraud, incompetence, and censorship. And it is being used to terrify children and threaten the future of western civilization.'
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
CO2-Conjecture Causes Contempt: scared children used as an argument for scaring more of them over the global warming that has not taken place in their lifetimes.
An article in The Guardian today reports on a UNICEF commissioned sample survey being used as an argument for no-change to the treatment of ‘climate change’ in school curricula for under-14s in England.
The sampling (the details of which are omitted from the article – that by itself is unimpressive to say the least) found 3 out of 4 children aged 11 to 16 years (no other details given other than they are British) claiming to be ‘deeply concerned about the impact of climate change’, and ‘worried about how global warming will change the world’.
This is at a time when there has been no ‘global warming’ during the lifetimes of these children, when melo-dramatic speculation over the importance of CO2 is under wider and deeper attack than ever before, and when there has been nothing at all extraordinary taking place in weather, in sea level, in ice variation, and in sea temperatures.
The results of the poll should, you would think, have caused outrage in any objective observer. Who has been messing with the minds of these youngsters? How can they get away with doing that? How can it be stopped?
But no. The article, and the organisation which commissioned the survey, UNICEF, are taking the view that the results mean the indoctrination and scaremongering in schools should continue. In this perversion of logic and morality, they wish to resist the very modest proposals that would increases the chances of under-14s being left alone to concentrate on their basic studies rather than be exposed to climate campaigns in the classroom.
Like other short-sighted NGOs, Unicef have not hesitated to exploit the climate scare to raise funds. Look at this for example, part of a screenshot from their website here.
Is it the change that has brought record crops to India? The change producing record harvests in Kenya? The change producing record harvests in South America? Perhaps it is the change that has brought record coffee harvests to Indonesia? Or the record grain harvests in China?
Is it the change that has seen reduced hurricane activity? It can't be the climate change known as 'global warming' because we know that one has not been happening for nearly two decades now. And it won't be good enough to dig out examples of local floods, or droughts, or other burdens unless they can be shown to be extraordinary. Everywhere experiences climate variation, and in general, the wealthier the country, the more able it is to cope. The wealth of many developing countries has been increasing quite dramatically. Good news, eh? I wonder if these points are in the desired curriculum for 'climate change'? I fear not. They would distract from the message of alarm which is so highly-valued by those who wish to indoctrinate the young by such means.