Guest essay by Eric Worrall
The Daily Telegraph reports that the Australian NSW Government is trialling lessons about climate doomsday on children, to see what impact being taught to hate yourself has on the children’s development.
Climate change gloom lessons for kids
DOOMSDAY climate change lessons are being taught to children as young as eight who are concluding that human activity threatens to destroy beautiful sunsets and waterways.
Six schools in the state’s north are trialling a “world first” curriculum that is expected to be adopted across the state, if successful.
The NSW Education Department-approved trial is being run by Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus and proposes to give students from Year 3 to Year 8 “political agency” and allow them to be “experts in their own lives”.
Running in tandem with the curriculum is a challenge project in which students form their own response to climate change and how they can personally prevent mass extinctions of animals, plants and their habitats.
Some children have concluded that humans have “succeeded in destroying much of the physical world”.
One student researcher in northern NSW said: “It is selfish and horrible how humans are causing animal and plant species to die.”
“Kids are doing amazing work where they take a photo which represents some aspect of climate change and they write about it. Some students take photos of beautiful things such as sunsets or waterways and then write about how it could be lost or destroyed because of climate change.”
If there is one aspect of the climate movement which truly upsets me, it is the way some deep greens, frustrated at their inability to influence adults in a meaningful way, feel compelled to worm their way into various education bureaucracies so they can have a shot at messing up the children. Let us hope this horrible trial is ended as swiftly as possible, with minimal damage to impressionable young minds.