Unfortunately, some misuse science. Some of their intentions, are far from benevolent. They see science as a mechanism for political power and control. There is great danger from those who would use science for political control over us.

How do they do this? They instill, and then continuously magnify, fear. Fear is the most effective instrument of totalitarian control.

Chet Richards, physicist,


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Teaching Children About Climate Change: do you promote horrible imaginings or wonderful reality?

There seems to be quite a few of these articles agonising about how to teach children about climate change without scaring them witless.  None of them consider the best way of all: stick to reality, stick to good science, and teach that the alarmism is really, really, really overblown.

Teach them that the climate system is quite robust on any timescale of concern to us, and that CO2 has never been a big player in the past, and does not seem to be a big player now.  Teach them that rising CO2 has helped green the planet, and increase food production, and at the same time the climate system is behaving just as it might if the additional CO2 had only a very minor effect.  Teach them that the gentle warming we have seen is good for life in general, and humans in particular.  Teach them that so much has been getting better in the environment and in human welfare that this is probably the best time ever to be young since the potential is there for continued improvement.  Teach them that affordable energy is a liberator, and that abundant relatively affordable energy is available through fossil fuels and nuclear.

Teach them that things have been getting dramatically better over the past 50 years and that this can easily continue.  Teach them to not take eco-scare stories at face value ever again.  Teach them how wrong these stories have all been.

Here is the article that led to this little post:   https://menafn.com/1100448023/Homeschooling-during-coronavirus-five-ways-to-teach-children-about-climate-change

See for yourself that it is defeatist - it has conceded the argument to the climate alarmists, and is more about coping with the imagined mess that these people believe in and promote.

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