'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.'

Tony Heller, https://realclimatescience.com/2019/11/there-is-no-climate-crisis/

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Are kids going to be permanently damaged by climate scaremongering?

The bizarre 'school strikes' and the sanctification of Greta Thunberg must continue to amaze and dismay anyone who knows even a modest amount about the climate system and climate variation.

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The absence of any remotely credible case for there being a 'climate emergency' will no doubt be apparent to future generations able to look back with dropped jaws at these recent events, and the decades of propaganda which led to them.  But will the young victims of the scaremongering ever recover from it?

Will the political forces behind the scaremongering ever want to let them recover?  After all, scared and bewildered people would seem well-suited to handing over more of their lives to government control, and to supporting all the various gravy trains that the scare has enriched with a trillion dollar market.

A recent post by Simon at Australian Climate Madness provides a neat summary, which I hope they won't mind my reproducing in full:

'The climate strikes aren’t about climate, they are about anti-capitalism

Most of the deluded kids on the climate “strikes” last week didn’t have a clue why they were there.
Enthusiastically cheered on by the mainstream media, it was a cheeky bludge off school and all they were doing was trying to “save the planet” right?
No of course not. These gullible kids are being exploited by all kinds of extreme-Left and anti-capitalist groups in order to bring about a wholesale societal change, using our children as their innocent pawns.
The website for the strikes refers to the need for “climate justice” which we all know is code for wealth redistribution from rich countries to poor, and an excuse for the usurping of normal democratic processes.
And as we no longer educate children to think for themselves, you can bet this brainwashing will last decades – possibly their entire lives.
Shameful.'

So, he reckons the kids will suffer for 'decades' more, or maybe 'their entire lives'.  It seems to me a major pastoral care effort is required - with 'ordinary' folks everywhere defending the very young from more of the same, and helping the existing victims develop a calmer, more informed perspective on both climate variation and on political manipulation.
Footnote.  One commenter on the ACM post asked for evidence of the politicisation of the climate scare.  Another promptly gave him a list of for instances:    https://australianclimatemadness.com/2019/09/23/the-climate-strikes-arent-about-climate-they-are-about-anti-capitalism/#comment-37903