Whitehouse & Co. organize "play-in protest" using kids as climate pawns

People send me stuff. In this case it is a groaner of a press release where kids too young to think will be used as political pawns for climate change action. They say:

…will focus on the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change. Families from across the country will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: Our children’s health and future.

Right. So will your kids benefit from a future where electricity prices are so high they can’t afford to run an air-conditioner (due to high priced “green” electricity) to offset that “dangerous climate change” you are talking about? I find this whole thing of using children for political means distasteful.


Support for Federal Action on Climate Change to be Major Theme of Unique Event; “Family Friendly Protest” to Feature News Event and Concert by Members of “Guster”.

WASHINGTON, D.C.//NEWS ADVISORY///Hundreds of moms and their children will gather on Capitol Hill Wednesday (July 13, 2016) to hold a unique “Play-In” protest event. The moms and their kids will focus on the need to address climate change and air pollution, and also will demand climate solutions like renewable energy and federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

Organized by Moms Clean Air Force, the “family friendly” protest event takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Avenue NW on Capitol Hill. The news event will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. at the same location. Moms, members of the band “Guster” and other speakers will focus on the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change. Families from across the country will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: Our children’s health and future.

Available online at www.momscleanairforce.org/play-in-climate-action, the schedule for the Play-In protest event is as follows:

* 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Registration;

* 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Family activities, including music from renowned children’s performer Mister G, music from members of “Guster,” hula-hoops, yoga, and giant puppets;

* 10:30-11 a.m. — News conference.

News event speakers will include:

* Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI.), Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works;

* Senator Tom Udall (D-N.), Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works;

* Additional members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (invited);

* Members of the rock band Guster;

* Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star and U.S. Olympic Team member;

* Casey Camp-Horinek, actor, member of the Ponco nation, native rights activist and member of the Indigenous Environmental Network;

* Heidi Cullen, chief scientist, Climate Central;

* Dominique Browning, co-founder and senior director, Moms Clean Air Force;

* Vanessa Hauc, Emmy-award-winning correspondent, Noticiero Telemundo;

* Dr. Erica L. Holloman, founder and CEO of Ayika Solutions, Inc., and coalition coordinator for the Southeast CARE Coalition.

Hundreds of mothers and their children from across the U.S. are expected to participate in the “Play-In” protest event.

MEDIA CONTACT:   Alex Frank, (703) 276-3264 or afrank@hastingsgroup.com

Moms Clean Air Force is a community of 740,000 moms — and dads — working together to combat air pollution, including the urgent crisis of our changing climate.  For more information, go to www.momscleanairforce.org or follow us on Twitter @CleanAirMoms, Instagram @cleanairmoms, or Facebook @momscleanairforce.

Play-In for Climate Action partners are: Allergy & Asthma Network, Alliance for Climate Education, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Citizens’ Climate Lobby – DC chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Climate Mama, Climate Parents, Cool Mom, Dear Tomorrow, Defend Our Future, Elders Climate Action, Evangelical Environmental Network, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Green America, Green for All, Maryland Environmental Health Network, Moral Action on Climate, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Solar Schools Consortium, No Planeta B, Our Kids Climate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Reverb, Sachamama, Southeast CARE Coalition, Trinity Family Life Center, and Utah Moms for Clean Air.

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Curious George
July 12, 2016 9:02 am

Warmists are getting desperate.
Are there any estimates of the “carbon footprint” of this action?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Curious George
July 12, 2016 10:00 am

The headline says “Mothers from across the nation…” I’m willing to bet, none of them walked there. If they came from more than 100 miles away, I wager they flew in a gas-fueled airplane.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 11:05 am

Half of these “activists” will pick ANY cause that makes them look sincere. What they’re really doing is trying to re-live their parents’ and grandparents’ glory days of protest back in the 60’s, because they realize their own lives are too comfortable, too banal, too consumption-centered, and especially too BORING.
It’s upper-middle-class-wannabe cred these days to be Urgently Concerned with the meme of the day.
I find them incredibly tedious. Best thing we can do is IGNORE them.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 11:40 am

The airplane was undoubtedly a turbine fueled with Jet A or something rather like that. Only piston engined airplanes (mostly little 2 and 4 seaters) use gasoline.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 1:48 pm

More virtue and moral superiority signalling disguised as “caring for the planet” and manipulated by the OPM sc*mmers.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 9:04 pm

USCAN/US Climate Action Network, Washington, D.C. is part of the international Climate Action Network.
Board from:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Oil Change International
Greenpeace USA
And others.
Then use the link to the Members list.
USCAN has 150 + other organizations members.
Note elected representatives who appear at this event.

Ernest Bush
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 9:09 pm

A lot of these people were probably paid to be there, as is the case with “Black Lives Matter” and “Occupy Wall Street. Just more George Soros hate money being funneled through “front” organizations.

Reply to  Curious George
July 12, 2016 10:39 am

Don’t miss the “Serf’s up!” portion of the ‘action’ ….

July 12, 2016 9:03 am

Peak stupidity. I see ‘ol RICO hisself is part of this. Oh, and that hereditary politician Udall.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  ShrNfr
July 12, 2016 9:37 am

What 8-year old wouldn’t LOVE to be harangued by Sen. Whitehouse? Something tells me there are going to be a whole log of fidgety kids by the time that press conference is over.

July 12, 2016 9:03 am

I only have three words for this nonsense. Ha, ha, ha!

Reply to  David Johnson
July 12, 2016 9:48 am

What else would you expect from an administration that consistently denies the ground truth whether its related to terrorism, crime, science, immigration, gun control, race relations and every other divisive issue. When the truth is not on your side, you have to resort to emotional arguments and what’s more emotional than a child crying about climate change.

Winnipeg boy
Reply to  co2isnotevil
July 12, 2016 10:06 am

To use the words of Jim Jeffries: ‘If you are a dumb ****, and your spouse is a dumb ****, then your kid is a dumb **** too.”
It’s a joke, don’t get all upset.

Reply to  co2isnotevil
July 12, 2016 3:47 pm

Don’t forget sex . It may be among the most ubiquitous biological realities but it inferior in rights to social construct .

Reply to  David Johnson
July 12, 2016 12:21 pm

Instead of focusing on this kind of tripe, people should be focused on what’s really taking place.
New England power supply issues are somewhat known. Now a MISO (midwest) survey has come to light as well.
According to this survey, Michigan’s LP with have a 300 MW shortfall by June 2017 which will increase to 600 MW by 2021. IL and MO shortfalls by 2018.
Internet search: ‘2016 OMS MISO Survey Results’ the PDF of this report has a long URL but there is a short article with links at: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060038670
Electric power shortfalls are a very close.
Some shortfalls are expected to be covered by running “extension cords” from Canada.

Reply to  Barbara
July 12, 2016 2:05 pm

Link to:
‘2016 OMS MISO Survey Results” PDF

Reply to  Barbara
July 12, 2016 5:25 pm

Barbara, the ” extension cord” can be run on the Keystone pipeline right-of-way.

Reply to  Barbara
July 12, 2016 8:29 pm

True, as the Keystone right- of – way has already been secured or at least much of it has.
Minnesota has a big transmission project underway with Manitoba-Hydro. Wisconsin gets some Canadian power as well. Both are part of MISO.
Transmission costs are a big factor in what Americans will have to pay for.

Reply to  Barbara
July 13, 2016 9:20 am

While the production of hydro-power might be guaranteed, the delivery can’t be guaranteed.
Transmission lines are subject to the forces of nature.

July 12, 2016 9:03 am

Using children to advance a political agenda is reprehensible.

Bill Powers
Reply to  fizzissist
July 12, 2016 9:04 am

Brainwash the chiilun. Win the future.

Reply to  Bill Powers
July 12, 2016 10:24 am

It takes a pillage.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Bill Powers
July 12, 2016 2:27 pm

Or a great big bandwagon.

Reply to  fizzissist
July 12, 2016 9:11 am

It’s a means for making the intended transformation almost invisible and irreversible. Internalize the desired beliefs and values and role play them as mandated learning tasks until there is literally desired neurological change. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/triggers-of-action-carving-the-noetic-keels-needed-for-politics-to-steer-society-and-people/
Federal legislation and funding initiatives most are unaware of like the BRAIN Initiative in US, the Human Brain Project in Europe, and the global Science of Learning Centers alliance have all this in high gear and largely out of sight.

Reply to  fizzissist
July 12, 2016 10:07 am

+ 1.

July 12, 2016 9:04 am

i think they have realized that they are losing he war with adults capable of critical thinking.
so they have shifted their attention to the next generation starting with the indoctrination of kids
sad and ugly

July 12, 2016 9:05 am

The entire point is to get at the kids while their brains are most malleable to create a motivating false belief system around Climate Change and the need for governments to control economic resources to supposedly protect the environment. https://behavioralpolicy.org/understanding-uncertainty-how-to-improve-communication-around-climate-change-evidence/ is a good example of how all these issues are seen as a means to use behavioral science for neural manipulation.
Parents need never know as so much is online now and visual and will simply be hidden by the terms ‘student growth’ or ‘learning.’

July 12, 2016 9:11 am

Use the kids for the next sit in, Ryan won’t mind.

July 12, 2016 9:12 am

Castro’s Isle of Youth comes to Washington.

Robert from oz
Reply to  Resourceguy
July 14, 2016 12:20 am

They have missed the boat they should be using pre-schoolers.

Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 9:12 am

the brain-washing — which is also “great” for deception/distraction — in the view of our current “centralized command and control” government administration can never start too early. not only do i, for one, blame this administration [and vote whenever i can to stop them and their confederates]; more so, i blame the parents/guardians.
however, forget about the perceived future potential threat of “climate change” — however this notion may evolve by the command and control elites — the REAL and ACTUAL deception/distraction is from the financial destruction coming their way: when these children become working adults — that is, if they mistakenly go down that path toward real employment — than as working adults they will each be burdened already with, at a minimum, several hundred thousand dollars of government debt … not to mention any college loans, mortgage, etc.
these actual accumulated national debt numbers do NOT lie.
how can we, individually, as families, communities and collectively, as a nation, permit this burden to be put onto our children and grandchildren. we are “killing them” even before they begin their lives as adults. are we really this self-centered and recklessly greedy?

Johnny Cuyana
Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 9:29 am

to me, this is the prime example of the insidious nature of our current evil — yes, evil — “command and control” administration:
1. even though such children already face, literally, mountains of financila debt
2. they continue to brain wash the young
3. convincing them that this “command and control” govt has their best interest at heart — remember, it’s all for the children — as they push and cajole for destructive environmental policies, based on speculation, AT BEST
4. iwhile advocating additional stifling taxes
5. while advocating continued and egregious stifling of the economy
6. all so that the “command and control” elites, when the financial and cultural system does collapse, can then ride in and make the final promise: we, the elites of the command and control govt, are here to save you all
7. but we can do so … only if you, the citizens [previously freeborn] surrender to the govt your remaining rights
8. and, yes, we will provide utopia!
note: in my opinion, the democrats are the leaders of this insidious pack of bottom dwellers … but many of the republicans are not far behind.
Q: for how long can we continue to follow this path — these false leaders — without falling completely into the abyss?
Q: for how long will we continue to permit ourselves to be duped, repeatedly, by such elites?
Q: how much of our birthright are we willing to surrender to these elites?
hope springs eternal but we must continue the good fight; the fight against these dark forces. as usual, it is up to us — we still have the vote and it is many against these corrupted immoral few — as we strive to remain free.

Mike Macray
Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 7:49 pm

+ ++1

Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 11:09 am

At this point I see the whole “carbon” dumpster fire a pathetic attempt by the Dems to keep the oil prices propped up to a level where their buddies at Goldman Sachs may still be making a profit. The whole phenomenon of America becoming energy independent, with nearly limitless cheap oil back again, is throwing a big monkey-wrench in their little World Domination Scheme. That’s why the b-dawg also wants to prohibit fracking! Stupidest thing I ever heard of, and it’s not going to fly.

Ron Clutz
July 12, 2016 9:12 am

It is standard practice for climate activists to use kids as human shields in the war on fossil fuels.
Another example:

July 12, 2016 9:30 am

I sometimes wonder if Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is sitting on a whole lot of nearly worthless carbon credits he desparately wants to sell at a high price.

July 12, 2016 9:34 am

..Well, I guess this is a little better than blowing a few of them up in a video !!

Reply to  Marcus
July 12, 2016 11:16 am

Forgot about that ad.

Pop Piasa
July 12, 2016 9:38 am

There are not sufficient words to describe how off-course the US has gotten over the last 16 years.
Media circuses are the motivators of the populous – the Lemmings fall in and have something to say that day which makes them sound well-informed and politically correct. All are too busy to really inform themselves, the tabloids create their perceptions.
Indoctrination by authority is the new progressive education.

Reply to  Pop Piasa
July 12, 2016 11:13 am

I blame social media. People now surround themselves with comfy little cocoons of confirmation bias–where no one will challenge their own accepted, custom-made “truth.” Social media specializes in whipping up faux drama, faux outrage, faux “aggressions,” faux “hurt” and “damage.” This is where the hypersensitization and emotionalism of the public is coming from. I’ve been watching it morph before my eyes for the last 4 years. It’s like everyone suddenly has the IQ and self-control of a toddler. Don’t think for ONE minute that Soros, Zuckerberg, Obama, Google, the Clintons, et al are not encouraging all of this.

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 12:12 pm

…Safe Spaces !! LOL

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 2:51 pm

Yes Goldrider, the more folks insulate themselves in their own ideal virtual paradigm, the more the notion that we are advanced and powerful enough to perfect our planet tantalizes them. It’s easy to forget that reality has always been cruel and rather dirty to humanity right up to the present and doesn’t show signs of being under any mortal control yet.

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 3:55 pm

What you condemn enables this conversation .

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 4:29 pm

Good point, Bob. So it’s not about the instrument, it’s more about how one chooses to use it?

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 8:19 pm

It seems to me the “conventional” mass media is still playing a critical roll, in that major stories are tailored to fit with the “cocoon” spaces, giving the impression that the cocoon is the whole of the stories. Without the MSM component the cocoons would not be so captivating it seems to me.

Tom in Florida
July 12, 2016 9:39 am

So I went to their website. Checked out recent blog articles, no comments. Clicked on the “Issues” tab and went to “Climate Disruption” and here is what it said:
“Rising temperatures, extreme weather, disruptions to the food supply, increases in ground level ozone and particle pollution – these symptoms of our climate chaos contribute to asthma attacks, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, premature death, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, low birth weight, premature birth, diabetes, pneumonia, and even autism.”
It seems they forgot to include divorce, prostitution, gambling, suicide, pregnancy, baldness, obesity, bulimia, anorexia, rheumatoid arthritis, hernias, detached retinas, ingrown toe nails, traffic accidents and the Patriots losing the Super Bowl.
But the most obvious thing they left out is the elephant in their room: STUPIDITY!

Johnny Cuyana
Reply to  Tom in Florida
July 12, 2016 10:39 am

Tom IF: i assume that you mean the stupidity of the American general public, yes?
because the govt administration, if anything, is NOT stupid; they know very much, i believe, where they are going in terms of leading the people by the nose … down that “primrose” path. these are cold and calculating ambitious people … who do not have, in their hearts, anyone’s best interest … aside from their own.
one might say that what we are witnessing is standard fare for humanity throughout the ages: a small group of motivated self-serving elites intentionally deceiving and thereby controlling the masses. the persians, chinese and the greeks were some of the first for which we have written records about such things; however, i am with that group which suspects that such societal relationships existed for countless generations before those times of those first written records.
we here in the USA, despite our fore-fathers sacrificing all in order to set up a society with a govt of, by and for the people — truly an exceptional society in the human historical context — seem to have fallen into a collective complacent funk by which we voluntarily are surrendering this bounty … without much of an apparent fight.
there is still time to change course … but the clock is ticking.

Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 12:14 pm

…Most politicians are lawyers, that lie for a living ….go figure !

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 12, 2016 12:43 pm

Yes Johnny, I agree the general public is stupid and uninterested. But in this instance I was specifically addressing the people involved in this organization, Mom’s Clean Air Force. They have no idea what they are talking about and it is sad that they use fear to inflict concern on their kids.

July 12, 2016 9:40 am

I remember a time back when I was in grade school, perhaps around 1970, when we school kids were marched into the school gymnasium to watch a film declaring that within 15 years the air would be too polluted to breathe and the water would be too polluted to drink. Of course those terrible things never happened, but I did learn to never trust the experts.

Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 9:46 am

What 8-year old wouldn’t just LOVE to spend a sunny morning listening to Sen. Whitehouse yammer on about renewable energy funding? Something tells me there are going to be a whole lot of fidgety kids by the time the press conference is over. And who the heck is “M. G”? I guess the couldn’t afford The Wiggles.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 12, 2016 10:28 am

Keeping those kids out in the afternoon sun in July, in D.C. should qualify as child abuse.

Reply to  MarkW
July 12, 2016 11:15 am

In the old days we lumped these types together under the heading “Hippie Freaks!” and ignored them.

Reply to  MarkW
July 12, 2016 10:14 pm

Taking your child to a faux protest that has no purpose other than to get people to pay attention to YOU should count as child abuse. Take the kid to the Smithsonian, they might actually learn something that is important and useful. The museums are even air conditioned.
In my experience, kids involved in crap like this are just parroting their parents. They are not capable of comprehending the issues well enough to form their own opinion.* Whether or not I agree with an issue or idea, I almost always feel a bit angry when I see children with signs at protests/rallies/parades. In most cases, the kid is just serving as a prop for the parents. These kids are being used as superiority signals.
*I typed this thinking of the kids, then realized it likely applies to most adults. 😛

July 12, 2016 9:51 am

Psychological child abuse. They should be arrested.

July 12, 2016 9:56 am

On vacation my son meet another young man about the age of eleven. Speaking with him, don’t know how we go on the topic, but you could see the sadness in him as his mother told him we’ll be all under water in a number of years. Where we are, we are hundreds of feet above sea level. He broke into a beautiful smile once I explained to him he had nothing to worry about (in more words than that). IMO, the fear mongering is stealing the hope and vigour our young people should feel and act upon but maybe that is Their intent in the end.

Reply to  Duncan
July 12, 2016 10:06 am

But they will be under water……..financially. And they will scurry about later in life looking for work in other countries like the Greeks do today.

Reply to  Duncan
July 12, 2016 11:18 am

Remember those guys in the long robes and long hair who used to go around wearing sandwich signs that said “Repent, The End Is Near”? Same zhit, different generation. What gets me is WHY so many people believe apocalyptic nonsense, WANT to believe it, at a time when the environment AND the human condition are doing relatively very well. I have to believe that only the gloom’n’doomers are getting their message out there effectively. We need to remedy that.

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 12:21 pm

I have been sending my government representatives that exact message. “Stop telling us you are going to clean up the air when we have the best air in the world!” “Stop teaching our kids we live in a horrible place when we live in the best place in the world!” “Stop telling the natives that we treat them poorly when we treat them above and beyond excellent!”

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 1:15 pm

“I have to believe that only the gloom’n’doomers are getting their message out there effectively.”
You are correct. The Leftwing News Media propaganda machine is very effective. They turn fantasy into “reality” every day.
The Leftwing News Media are one of the most dangerous things on the planet because they distort reality to the point that people don’t know up from down. Look at all the harm this CAGW hoax, which is being pushed by the MSM, is doing to humanity and other creatures.
Talk about a risk threatening humanity. The Leftwing News Media’s False Narratives ought to be right up there at the top of the list of dangers.

Reply to  Goldrider
July 12, 2016 2:59 pm

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
H. L. Mencken

July 12, 2016 9:57 am

“will focus on the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change.”
They have invented a new science. I have never heard a scientist suggest that air pollution causes global warming. The theory is that CO2 (not a pollutant) causes global warming. My socialist government (the NDP here in Alberta) are trying to convince us that somehow our air is dirty (it is actually pristine) and that this dirty air is causing global warming.
There must by some kind of brain disorder causing our leaders to think this. Or maybe they think we have a brain disorder, and so can be tricked into believing this craziness.

Wayne Delbeke
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
July 12, 2016 12:39 pm

To Jeff in Calgary – things you already know:
The 4.4 million dollar “clean air” summer advertising campaign by the Alberta NDP is a joke for anyone who thinks about it. Well, the NDP can put a check mark up as another oil company decides to shut down its upgrader:
Alberta continued to lose jobs in June, housing starts are half of what they were last year by month and by year to date, there are lineups at the food and clothing banks. Meanwhile the NDP spreads their propaganda on “clean” energy jobs while the Alberta economy craters:
Note that in this last reference, the young workers are being hit the hardest – across the country. “Who ya gonna blame?”
The school curriculum is being changed to incorporate Climate Change (CO2 bad) and “Green Energy”. No different than anywhere else I suppose. The US election this fall will be a game changer no matter which candidate/party gets power. Talk about “tipping points”.
Someone should tell the NDP to be careful what they ask for. Less oil cos = less taxes = less social program money. A few bird and bat pickers driving around the wind farms isn’t a lot of employment.
Most people around here are more concerned with the economy and the weather – not a little extra plant food.

July 12, 2016 10:08 am

These are budding climate media “consultants”, every one. It’s a great career with the right connections.

Tom Halla
July 12, 2016 10:29 am

I’d call it the Children’s Crusade, but the politically correct would not use the term “Crusade”.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 12, 2016 10:55 am

Regarding the original Crusades, Tom, you may already know, but they followed after 200 years of incessant slave-raiding by the Muslim world, that depopulated the entire Mediterranean littoral.
By the time the first Crusade was launched, the unremitting hostility and military aggression of and by Muslim societies had already been well-demonstrated and was a fact of life in Europe.
The Crusades were merely Europe acting in response.

July 12, 2016 10:39 am

So, let me get this straight: these 700+ moms (it’ll probably end up being something like 50 in reality) plan to take long fossil fueled flights to D.C., followed by fossil fueled trips in cabs or rental cars to protest ‘climate change’? Really?
I wonder if they will blame the heatstroke the kids get on ‘climate change’ as the police arrest them for endangering the kids? It’s not like D.C. is known to be a festering, humid, hot swamp in the summer or anything.

Reply to  William Teach
July 12, 2016 11:53 am

Maybe they should invite Algore. Every time he goes to a global warming event, a cold front passes thru.

July 12, 2016 10:58 am

Crank up the AC

July 12, 2016 11:10 am

The reality is that the climate change we are experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans. Despite all the hype, there is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate. Before they demand action they need to figure out what action can be taken to intimidate the sun and the oceans to provide the ideal climate. The real problem that they should be addressing is Mankind’s out of control population and the children are representative of the problem. Unlike climate change, the out of control population problem is a problem that Mankind does have the sower to solve. If Mankind does not control his own population then Nature will, catastrophically.

Gary Pearse
July 12, 2016 11:10 am

Hillary was right. This may be the most important election of all. We can’t let her take America and the world through anymore of this abusive demogoguery.

July 12, 2016 11:27 am

Scientific mysticism. But what if the prophecy is true? Will [ca] global warming displace left-wing ideologies as a first-order cause of mass abortion?

July 12, 2016 11:29 am

Scientific mysticism. But what if the prophecy is true? Will [ca] global warming displace left-wing ideologies as a first-order cause of mass a-b-o-r-t-i-o-n?

July 12, 2016 11:38 am

Those poor kids are already ruined; it is inherent in their mother’s actions. Rich enough to go to DC and dumb enough to believe warmunist drivel. If climate change were really a problem, they would not need this PR stunt. If it were really a problem, the Paris accord would not be the joke it is.
No warming this century except the 2015 El Nino blip now rapidly cooling. No accelerating SLR in geostationary tide gauges. Greening. Polar bears thriving. Antarctica not losing ice after all. Mother Nature is mocking the warmunists, and this stunt won’t change that fundamental.

Reply to  ristvan
July 12, 2016 1:35 pm

“Those poor kids are already ruined”
I wouldn’t count the kids out just now.
When I was a kid, I attended a Christian church, and did so from a very early age.
I recall one of the tenets of this particular church was being discussed in the sermon one day, when I was about 10 years old, which had to do with praising God using music.
In my particular church, the belief was that it was a sin, to praised God with anything other than the human voice. No musical instruments allowed. None. And if you used one, you were damned to Hell for Eternity. (Other Christian denominations do not follow this tenet)
And as I listened to this discussion, I thought to myself that it didn’t make sense to me that a merciful, loving God would punish someone for praising Him using a musical instrument. I had my first doubt about the truth of what I was hearing.
I think that was the start of my skeptical attitude. Even though everyone in the Church seemed to agree with the preacher on this point, I did not, and the social pressure (unconscious) of not conforming was not enough to change my mind. If it didn’t make sense, then it didn’t make sense, and it didn’t matter who said it did.
These kids will probably be hearing a lot of things that don’t ring quite true about CAGW, maybe they won’t notice the contradictions now, but in the future they will, and like me, they may question the conventional wisdom all on their own.

Reply to  TA
July 12, 2016 9:18 pm

I agree wholeheartedly. A lot of kids are already showing this and it’s a great joy to me. Kids are by far smarter than many grown-ups think they are. I’m not saying it’s right across the board, but I do think more are keeping quiet about what they really think. There will be backlash in the future when they are old enough to make their views known.
And yes, there’ll be those who won’t agree with me – that’s fine – we’ll have to wait and see.

July 12, 2016 11:42 am

I wonder what the psychological fallout will be when hopefully the AGW/CAGW scam collapses?

July 12, 2016 11:59 am

Here in Ontario, Canada, our government (which has forced its citizens to pay $37 billion in extra electricity costs over 8 years) has hired David “No Longer Real Scientist” Suzuki to scare the bejeebers out of kids in a commercial. I’d link to it, but its as close to child abuse as I ever want to get.

Wayne Delbeke
Reply to  CaligulaJones
July 12, 2016 12:44 pm

I have seen the commercial. But (with apologies) I like this video of Suzuki’s opinion on humans on the earth:

So, who wants to be a 10th level maggot with him?

Tom Judd
July 12, 2016 12:02 pm

I’m guessing that a lot of these Networks, Coalitions, Partners, Alliances, Associations, Consortiums, Partners, Communities, and so on, are headed and staffed by salaried Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Officers, Mailroom Personnel, and so on.
And, I’m also going to guess that none of them, none of them whatsoever, produce anything at all.

Reply to  Tom Judd
July 12, 2016 1:26 pm

See Nigel Farage speech about Brexit where he tells the E U delegates he thinks most have never done real days work

July 12, 2016 12:23 pm

There’s definetly more and more HOT AIR /S

July 12, 2016 2:12 pm

I read somewhere of the large amounts of energy needed to keep the world’s iPhones working.
This would be a very good place to start cutting back.
Tell all the “kiddies” that the infrastructure uses way too much energy and they must do without their iPhone, X-Boxes etc etc and go and play outside in the streets like us old fogies uses to.

Reply to  AndyG55
July 12, 2016 7:47 pm

Andy, these kids have solar powered cell phones and video games. Geez, don’t ya know if they go outside they might suffer from asthma from all that CO2 pollution. Google and Apple are saving these kids from lung diseases! It’s the new nkrmal.

Bruce Cobb
July 12, 2016 4:08 pm

So 700 moronic moms from accross the country and their poor children are being paid to attend this 2-hour bogus political event, and we’re supposed to be impressed? Shame on those moms. And shame on the organizations staging this sham planet-saving, hypocritical, faux-science “event”.

July 12, 2016 5:17 pm

Moms Clean Air Force has been out there for a long time. They protest climate change presumably because they are 100% scientifically illiterate and 100% needy. One wonders if they see their children as anything other than a little vehicle to use to make Mom feel very important. They cannot possibly care about their kids future. No way. They care about themselves and that’s it.
(Has anyone considered that global warming is the new Valium? Keep mom feeling good and feeling important without involving a pharmaceutical company.)

Reply to  Reality check
July 12, 2016 8:00 pm

You nailed it, Reality check. Social climbing nowadays entails conspicuous kowtowing to the Progressive Narrative, extra points for embracing a “cause” as part of one’s personal “brand,” aping the idiot celebrities like that Titanic idiot DiCaprio. It’s right up there with kale smoothies and yoga pants, and just as phony.
All about the virtue signaling, after which they go home and wash their Rx opiates down with wine. I live in a town that’s just ROTTEN with ’em, but believe me there are a LOT of “closet” Trump supporters here, too!

July 12, 2016 5:20 pm

I wonder how many will show? Green rallies have been showing poor turnout lately, so if anyone is there to report on it, be sure to take some wide-shot photos so we can get a realistic view of the numbers (Greens and other enthusiasts have been known to exaggerate).

Reply to  A.D. Everard
July 12, 2016 7:32 pm

I wouldn’t go. The organizers are saying they plan to showcase the health dangers of rising temperatures at this event. I wouldn’t put it past them to give everyone food poisoning so they can blame it on climate change.

July 12, 2016 5:51 pm

Organizing for Green… backs.

July 12, 2016 7:15 pm

“Families from across the country will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: Our children’s health and future.”
And how exactly are they going to showcase the dangers of climate change at this Play-In? Are they going to point out the lack of snow on Capitol Hill in July? Or will the giant puppets morph into monsters and frighten the children when the temperature rises? They’ll have to enhance and exaggerate the danger somehow because climate change never seems capable of frightening people all by itself.

July 12, 2016 7:24 pm

They are taking children outside to play in the middle of the hottest month of the year, and they expect it will serve to showcase the health dangers of a warming climate. How many health emergencies/fatalities are they expecting to have that day?

Reply to  Louis
July 12, 2016 8:02 pm

Anyone holding a “demonstration” should have to post a bond covering the cost of police protection, EMS, traffic disruption, and toilets at minimum. That ought to slow down the parade of nonsense.

Reply to  Louis
July 12, 2016 10:54 pm

Worse, they are in a city with amazing FREE museums, and rather than expose their kids to the best humanity and nature have to offer, these “moms” are making their kids go to an pseudo-playdate. I am all for kids spending time playing outside, but not when it is going to be around 90 degrees and muggy. Go see the Spirit of St. Louis and the lunar module. The Star Spangled Banner. Heck, go see the baby panda. At least the zoo has water sprayers along Olmsted Walk.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 12, 2016 7:46 pm

At least they are not blocking freeways or providing sniper cover…yet.

Tom Judd
July 12, 2016 8:09 pm

“Moms Clean Air Force is a community of 740,000 moms …”
Really? Seven hundred forty thousand, eh? Doesn’t that seem a tad, shall we say, exaggerated? I mean, that’s a pretty damn big organization. Maybe I don’t get out much but how come this is the very first time I’ve ever heard of it? Aw, what the heck, why don’t they just claim they’ve got a million members?

Ian L. McQueen
July 12, 2016 8:27 pm

* Members of the rock band Guster;
* Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star and U.S. Olympic Team member;
* Casey Camp-Horinek, actor, member of the Ponco nation, native rights activist and member of the Indigenous Environmental Network;
* Dominique Browning, co-founder and senior director, Moms Clean Air Force;
* Vanessa Hauc, Emmy-award-winning correspondent, Noticiero Telemundo;
* Dr. Erica L. Holloman, founder and CEO of Ayika Solutions, Inc., and coalition coordinator for the Southeast CARE Coalition.
And just how many of the foregoing can we expect to know anything about climate?
Ian M

Gunga Din
July 12, 2016 8:32 pm


Is the “+” the female tourist that happen to be walking by?

Reply to  Gunga Din
July 12, 2016 10:57 pm

They got a few “maybes” on the evite RSVP page. 😉
I will not be there, I have a dental appointment. That is a coincidence, but I would much rather see my dentist than hang out with the doom and gloom brainwashed masses.

Johann Wundersamer
July 12, 2016 10:44 pm

the need to address climate change and air pollution,
best seen on July 13, rising air pollution from Capitol Hill and funny hats. Street viewing of rising see levels, maybe

Ian Macdonald
July 13, 2016 4:56 am

Well, religions have done this for ages, own all the schools in the area so you can indoctrinate early.
-Wait a minute though, this IS a religion.

July 13, 2016 9:39 am

Hiding behind children is a common tactic for those suffering from cowardice or lacking an actual case.

Reply to  dukesilver
July 13, 2016 9:41 am

I see Hillary is right there with them in the “it’s all about the children” media blitz. Let’s remember those lost in Benghazi were someone’s children as well.

Reply to  dukesilver
July 13, 2016 10:00 pm

Well it all depends on how you’re using the kiddies and what side of politics you’re on-
and if you’re on the politically correct side it’s OK to explode them apparently. You just have to appreciate the finer nuances in such matters.

July 14, 2016 12:02 am

This “event” generated very little (as in none) mainstream media coverage on Wednesday.
Note that the best report is released through Northwestern.edu:
You can watch video of about ninety kids and thirty mothers doing fun things for the camera.
There’s also a mountain of posters with no one to wave them around even when the camera is
turned on.

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