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The quote is from a mental health researcher, Kathy Griffiths
There is considerable evidence that many children suffer from anxiety about climate change. The plausibility of that seems obvious given the dreadful materials, in books , websites, and curricula aimed at children, and in some cases aimed at scaring them into being political activists.
Who will help children cope with climate alarmism, and help protect them from those who, wittingly or otherwise, are acting as recruiting sergeants?
The best candidates are surely their parents, aided whenever possible by sympathetic teachers.
Facts, Not Fear by Sanera and Shaw, shows how easy it is to de-fuse so many eco-alarms, not just the climate one. Their approach is simply one of helping children see the bigger picture, and not the narrow-minded, highly-selective view pushed at them by propagandists.
I stumbled across an illustration of this today, on the blog of a teacher in London. His post is entitled
How Not to Teach Climate Change
Here is an extract from it (I have added the emboldening):
'Last week I substitute-taught a Year 5 class that was learning about climate change. One of our pre-planned activities was to continue making posters about “good gases and bad gases”. I immediately noted that every student had slapped carbon dioxide (CO2) in the “bad gas” column.