Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Australian scientist and author Dr. Ian Irvine has written a children’s story about climate change, drowning reindeer and the destruction of Santa’s kingdom thanks to Global Warming.
According to the Author;
The story focuses on the littlest reindeer, Vixen, and her challenge to save Santa’s village and workshop from billionaire villain Mr Sneer who wants to steal Christmas for himself. In the background of the story, the ice at the North Pole slowly melts away.
“It seemed like a great story idea that the ice at the North Pole is cracking up, what is going to happen to Santa and the elves, but more importantly, what is going to happen to the kids at Christmas,” Dr Irvine said.
Dr Irvine said the narrative needed to be engaging so that kids could understand the underlying issues of the book while also helping parents talk about climate change to their children.
“The stories make the problems of climate change real for the kids, they can see the characters in the story are really affected by climate change,” Dr Irvine said.
Sadly I didn’t receive my reviewer’s copy. Based on the writeup, The Last Christmas is probably not as gruesome as the Richard Curtis exploding children video, but is likely right up there with the British government climate action campaign which featured drowning puppies.
Note from Anthony:
And, lest we forget, here’s the execrable David Suzuki, who just a few years ago tried to down Santa and the reindeer with his ludicrous fabrications while asking for money.