'A Tunisian man set himself on fire in 2010 and sparked an international movement. Don’t tell my family, but I’ve considered that route. I mean, wouldn’t any parent sacrifice a kidney, lung or life for her child? Imagine the headline: “Soccer mom desperate to save children’s future self-immolates.”'
On her own blog (linked to below the pic), she displays this banner:
This may represent a delayed success of sorts for the climate alarm campaigners. Some of them, including for example UNESCO and also Pachauri of the IPCC, want children to be little political activists. First they scare'em then they snare'em. Well, this woman got so scared she thought of killing herself for the sake of her children. I'd say she was snared as well. Let us hope for her sake, and her children's, that she calms down a lot more and starts to develop a calmer perspective on climate variation and its various causes.
PS Another example, from 2013. Here is a father from the other side of the States: 'When Ian Kim imagines the world his 7-year-old daughter will be living in 20 years from now, he says, it keeps him up at night. Images of ever more frequent super storms like Sandy, along with rising seas, or drought and heat waves wreaking havoc with crops haunt his waking hours. “It’s a huge worry for me,” said Kim, a self-described environmental and social justice activist. “On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 10.” ' Once you are such an activist, you do need a good crisis to keep you going, even it is largely in his own mind.