Teen Protestors: Learned about Climate Change in “Arthur” and “The Magic School Bus” Children’s Cartoons

2013-12-30 Students Protesting for Divestment of Fossil Fuels

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Climate indoctrination begins at a very young age; “Arthur” is targeted at ages 4-8, “The Magic Schoolbus” is targeted at ages 3-10.

The Teen-Agers Fighting for Climate Justice

By Carolyn Kormann
July 22, 2018

On Saturday, hundreds of teen-agers—loud, pensive, stubbornly determined—marched through Manhattan. They represented a movement that other teen-agers had started, last year, called Zero Hour. They were gravely concerned about politicians doing almost nothing for climate justice, and they had created a list of demands—including, most importantly, achieving negative carbon emissions by 2030.

Juhal and Hu are both rising seniors, at Bronx Science and Stuyvesant High School, respectively. Both want to study computer science after they graduate and remembered first learning about climate change in “Arthur” and “The Magic School Bus” cartoons. Their biggest concern is sea-level rise. “Especially because we’re both from Queens,” Johal said. “We live on an island. It’s really scary to think it won’t exist in the future.” (By the end of the next decade, sea-level rise around Queens could be greater than a foot.)

One of the speakers at the post-march rally was Leela Sotsky, who wore a bright-yellow-leather backpack and had long lavender nails. She called out one of her teachers at her high school in Fresh Meadows, Queens, where she will soon be a senior. “It was snowing in April, which is kind of odd,” she said. “He said it was evidence that global warming isn’t real. And I had to talk to him about it, explain that it was not evidence—that weather and climate are not the same.”

Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-teen-agers-fighting-for-climate-justice

A 2017 Newsbusters post “Use Clean Energy or Monsters Will Eat You” has video clips of Magic Schoolbus children’s climate messaging.

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B. Polhemus
July 23, 2018 3:56 am

The “weather and climate aren’t the same” mantra is in storage right this moment, like it is every Summer.

It’ll be back in the Fall.

Reply to  B. Polhemus
July 23, 2018 4:16 am


Yeah, we have noticed this in Britain too. It has been a glorious summer, and so the claims for Global Warming are back in force – beating claims of Climate Change by 10:1.


Reply to  ralfellis
July 23, 2018 6:59 am

It is quite simple:
– Unusually high temperatures, no matter how brief and localised, are conclusive proof of global warming.
– Unusually low temperatures, no matter how prolonged and widespread, are just weather.

Greg Goodman
Reply to  ralfellis
July 23, 2018 12:55 pm

“By the end of the next decade, sea-level rise around Queens could be greater than a foot.)”

3mm/y * 10 y = 33 mm ; 1 foot = 30.5cm =304 mm.

Is being off by an order magnitude what passes for Bronx “science”.?

Steve Reddish
Reply to  Greg Goodman
July 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Depends on how a decade is counted. A decade can be any ten-year period. Start your decade earlier this year and the end of the next decade is 20 years away. Now their estimate is off by only 5 times.


July 23, 2018 3:56 am

They also learned about the “Flat Earth” and the “Tooth Fairy” in the prestigious Journals, “Arthur” and “The Magic School Bus”.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
July 23, 2018 6:43 am

Prestigious PEER REVIEWED Journals.

Reply to  Doug Huffman
July 24, 2018 5:39 am

More like BEER Reviewed….lots of BEER!

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 23, 2018 4:03 am

In my country, there are childless adults being sent around the government primary schools to teach 5-10 year old children about sexual and gender diversity. I have seen the material they distribute. You could characterise it as being an army recruiting campaign. If it wasn’t sick, it would be weird.

Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 23, 2018 11:21 am

Hitler Youth for leftist causes.

Reply to  Kenji
July 24, 2018 7:59 am

That was redundant.

Mayor of Venus
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 23, 2018 8:07 pm

The basic science of sexual identity has something to do with genetics and chromosomes……specifically XX for females, and XY for males, IIRC. That’s complicated enough for grammar school kids. Anyone telling them something else must be a science denier.

July 23, 2018 4:04 am

be nice if they had some alternative views presented in schools..
fairness and educational n all that.
silly me.

Reply to  ozspeaksup
July 23, 2018 5:46 am

[fak-choo-uh-liz-uh m]

emphasis on, devotion to, or extensive reliance upon facts:
the factualism of scientific experiment.

Reply to  ThomasJK
July 23, 2018 6:42 am

The problem is the things they claim to be facts, aren’t.

Reply to  ozspeaksup
July 23, 2018 6:48 am

OZ, when I was in grammar school I was learning to read, write, arithmetic, geography and basic science. All that filled the day. We didn’t have time for sex/ gender education or global warming. Problem we are facing is the the Left has so fully infiltrated our education system in Western democracies that they are using it in ways Hitler, Stalin and Mao could only dream of.

Reply to  Edwin
July 23, 2018 11:24 am

The science I learned was all FORWARD-looking, and PRAISING man’s scientific and technological advancements. Now, science is NEGATIVE. Science in the classroom today, is all about RESTRAINING technology and returning the planet to some “untouched” idealized state.

July 23, 2018 4:31 am

Students Protesting for Divestment of Fossil Fuels, Fossil Free, etc

Yet their signs, plastic buckets, clothes, shoes, glasses, knicker & bra elastic, mobile phones & even the path they stand on; are made with….. Fossil Fuels.

How come the “educated” don’t even know how their own life works ???

John Bell
Reply to  saveenergy
July 23, 2018 4:37 am

Energy crisis remedies – funny sketches by Carol Burnett (1984)

Leo Smith
Reply to  saveenergy
July 23, 2018 6:47 am

Korzybski – “the map is not the territory”

July 23, 2018 4:35 am

Let’s see. The tide gauge at the Battery shows a sea level rise of 1.4mm a year for the past 100+ years. Maybe their great-great grandchilden might have something to be concerned about. And yes, it has nothing to do with CO2. Stuff happens in a period after a global glaciation.

Reply to  shrnfr
July 23, 2018 5:52 am

If the waters of oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface and if the albedo of open (ice-free) ocean is .04 then what percentage of the full spectrum Total Solar Irradiance is absorbed by the oceans?

Reply to  ThomasJK
July 23, 2018 6:43 am

You forgot to factor in angle of incidence which changes based on where you are on the planet, the season and the time of day.

Another Paul
Reply to  MarkW
July 23, 2018 9:44 am

“You forgot to factor in…” the amount of cloud cover. And if I correctly understand the musings of Mr Willis, that amount might depend on the percentage of the full spectrum Total Solar Irradiance absorbed by the oceans?

Robert Austin
Reply to  shrnfr
July 23, 2018 10:49 am

I am sure that the “Magic School Bus” taught the young twits about isostasy, like how the sea appears to rise as the shore settles from the aftermath of the last glaciation.

John Bell
July 23, 2018 4:46 am

That is one scary phrase: “Climate Justice” in the minds of indoctrinated leftists, but one can only imagine the extent of hypocrisy to act on it.

Reply to  John Bell
July 23, 2018 6:44 am

For most leftists, justice means that they are getting what they want.
The modifier, in this case climate, is merely the excuse du jour for getting what they want.

Gunga Din
Reply to  MarkW
July 23, 2018 2:37 pm

In my experience most people that have one of those “Coexist” bumper stickers on their car really mean “You have to Coexist with me. I don’t have to Coexist with you.”
They refuse to listen to what you are saying unless it is what they want to hear.

Tom Judd
July 23, 2018 4:49 am

“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school it’s a wonder I can think at all”

Where’s Paul Simon when we need him?

July 23, 2018 4:59 am

Same story in Britain, and not only in school books. A wonderful kids’ comic, the Dandy, has been around for nigh on a century. In a recent story, Black Bob the sheepdog sniffed out some (boo! Hiss!) industrialists aiming to build a (boo! Hiss!) power station. The happy ending showed the green valley bristling with dozens of elegant white wind turbines.

These Watermelons are indoctrinating our children.

R. Shearer
Reply to  Brent Hargreaves
July 23, 2018 8:03 am

…And the migrant North Korean slave labor that assembled the wind turbines captured Black Bob and cooked him for dinner upon the completion of the project. The end.

DJ Meredith
July 23, 2018 5:10 am

Everything I learned about climate was by watching An Inconvenient Truth. Everything I learned about dinosaurs was from watching The Land Before Time.
I think Pulp Fiction would be a great movie for 3rd graders to learn how politics works..

July 23, 2018 5:11 am

Don’t forget the lead in Barney’s purple softening of reason and rationale.

Leo Smith
Reply to  ATheoK
July 23, 2018 6:54 am

A whole British generation has brain damage from ‘Tellytubbies’

John Robertson
July 23, 2018 5:25 am

The Children’s Crusade continues.
Amazing how effective “public education” has been.
Or as the old question goes;”Who watches the watchmen?

I hold some hope for these children,their passion now may evolve into a less gullible future for them.
The Emperor they follow is ugly,fat and naked…soon enough they will face the questions;
“Who you gonna believe?.Me? Or your lying eyes?”

Reply to  John Robertson
July 23, 2018 6:48 am

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail (Conscience Press, Ravenna, 1999) ~700 pages

I believe it is free download at her site or a $40 large format paperback at AmaXon

Bruce Cobb
July 23, 2018 5:29 am

They are all passion, no brains.

Coach Springer
July 23, 2018 5:37 am


No mistaking that the term Climate Justice means using criminal laws to promote and enforce the latest whims of juvenile believers.

July 23, 2018 5:42 am

If the word ‘ignorance’ means lacking knowledge then what is the word (or phrase) that means knowing things that aren’t real or are not true?

Reply to  ThomasJK
July 23, 2018 5:56 am


If the word ‘ignorance’ means lacking knowledge then what is the word (or phrase) that means knowing things that aren’t real or are not true?


Reply to  RACookPE1978
July 23, 2018 6:49 am

Sophomore, sophomoric

Leo Smith
Reply to  ThomasJK
July 23, 2018 6:56 am


R. Shearer
Reply to  Leo Smith
July 23, 2018 8:10 am

Fat fingers today?

Delusion is probably the best.

Other choices are fantasy, imaginary, fictional, erroneous, false, unreal, misleading, disingenuous, misrepresented, misinformed, fabricated, etc, etc.

Reply to  R. Shearer
July 23, 2018 10:25 am

I got the ‘siop’ part of Delusiopn even if you didn’t!

Gunga Din
Reply to  ThomasJK
July 23, 2018 2:44 pm


Reply to  ThomasJK
July 24, 2018 5:38 am

Illusion of knowledge.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Fredar
July 24, 2018 3:33 pm

Delusions of knowledge? 😎

PS I admit, I was young and dumb once.
I grew out of being young. Still willing to keep growing out of being “dumb”.

July 23, 2018 5:51 am

Everything I need to know I learned from… Popeye. Of course, my cartoon learning cycle was from a different era. 🙂

Gunga Din
Reply to  PaulH
July 24, 2018 3:43 pm

The best Popeye’s, Loony Tunes etc. were the ones made as an intermission for the movies.
After TV came along, they were made for kids.

July 23, 2018 5:54 am

“Hundreds” or dozens?

Reply to  ResourceGuy
July 23, 2018 7:17 am

Looked like under 2 dozen to me..

Reply to  Goldrider
July 23, 2018 10:00 am

A few dozen will melt away like Peak Oilers in between market swings. It would be more fun with thousands of them……. to ridicule as cyclical cooling becomes more obvious.

July 23, 2018 5:58 am

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.” – Herr Schicklgruber May Day 1933

Reply to  Joey
July 23, 2018 7:19 am

The powers that be are well aware of this fact:
“The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so. In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational area”.


So safely assume that skilled propagandists can easily indoctrinate an inexperienced brain.

July 23, 2018 6:01 am

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Reply to  Jim
July 23, 2018 6:52 am

From a very different time and place, “A WASTE is a terrible thing to mind.”

My job title was Shift Test Engineer. Our Trainees were Assistant STE’s. At the end of my career, retired 1995, we had to hire Women.

John Endicott
Reply to  Jim
July 23, 2018 9:05 am

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

Roger Knights
Reply to  John Endicott
July 24, 2018 4:04 am

Come back, Dan Quayle, all is forgiven!

July 23, 2018 6:07 am

Have the Brits forgotten Postman Pat from Greendale? Just look at Mrs. Goggins’ grocery store shelves – complete with Soma, that very same happiness product advertized by Huxley’s Brave New World.
Targeted pre-schoolers.

dodgy geezer
July 23, 2018 6:09 am

…Teen Protestors: Learned about Climate Change in “Arthur” and “The Magic School Bus” Children’s Cartoons….

Brilliant!! We’ve got them!

Because they will learn the truth eventually. And then they will see how they were tricked and lied to. And they will become much more skeptical in future…

At the moment, just remind them of the Jesuit’s motto:

“Give me the child up to the age of seven, and I will give you the man….”

July 23, 2018 6:09 am

Cut to the chase and ask them what they know about ENSO, AMO, Antarctica, satellite vs ground measurements, and the New Orleans levee boards.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
July 23, 2018 6:31 am

Or really cut to the chase and ask if the earth is warming, and why. Are nights warming faster than days? Are record warm temps outpacing record cold? Is solar irradiation higher or lower in the past few decades while globally we set warm records?

Ask why satellite and ground measurements match (after the umpteenth change in how temperatures are derived from satellites and how they got things wrong the first 10 times), and why rural and urban areas show the same warming.

Maybe simply determine if they know that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. That alone would separate the crowd into two camps.

Reply to  Alley
July 23, 2018 9:35 am

Or really, really cut to the chase and get some answers to the first questions and not more questions or deflections.

Richard M
Reply to  Alley
July 23, 2018 10:50 am

Alley, yes the Earth has been warming for 300-400 years. Removing noise from the satellite data shows the real warming is quite small.

April-August 1980-81 14.4 C (58.0F) -.06C
April-August 1990….. 14.5 C (58.1F) .02C
April-August 1995-96 14.6 C (58.2F) .09C
April-August 2001-02 14.7 C (58.4F) .19C
April-August 2007….. 14.7 C (58.4F) .18C
April-August 2014….. 14.7 C (58.4F) .17C
April-June…..2018….. 14.7 C (58.4F) .20C

That’s a total of .26 C since 1980 and we know there was no warming from 1940-1980. That’s it. So, at most .26 C in the past 78 years.


Now, exactly why is this a problem? It is most likely just a continuation of the long term warming/cooling cycle that has been going on for millennia.


Reply to  Alley
July 23, 2018 1:03 pm

The earth has been warming for almost 200 years. CO2 only been rising in significant amounts for the last 50 years.

Records are meaningless since first off there are a lot more places measuring temperature today than there was 50 or 100 years ago. Secondly, there have been many significant changes in how and where temperatures are being measured.

Satellite and ground measurements do not match and never have. Satellite and radio sonde measurements have always matched. Neither have matched ground readings.

Rural and urban have never showed the same warming, in fact rural shows very little warming.

Any more lies you care to try and sneak past us?

Bruce Cobb
July 23, 2018 6:17 am

“Zero hour”? More like Zero Brains.

July 23, 2018 6:23 am

These cartoons are produced in the United States, where their content is protected by U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. (Unlike most other countries, where such content is subject to government approval).

They are presented under a pretense of “science”. But I don’t think it’s really science, because its promoters do not tolerate any open criticism of their beliefs. So, Climatism is more like a religion. But, (and it’s a big BUT), religion is also protected under the U.S. Constitution).

The sticky point is that it is being promoted as a kind of _state religion_. Such indoctrination is clearly prohibited by the U.S. Constituition.

Recall a decade or so ago, a Bible-based TV show called “Vege-Tales”, which involved cute little talking vegetables. It was widely popular, even among so-called ‘non-believers’ because of its wholesome and entertaining content. Most importantly, it was not being imposed as part of a “deep” government campaign.

Why are liberals so opposed to diversity (of beliefs)?

Leo Smith
Reply to  Johanus
July 23, 2018 6:59 am

Diverse attitudes to tolerance of diversity will not be tolerated!

Reply to  Johanus
July 23, 2018 7:21 am

You mention vegetables. Another travesty being perpetrated on our youth is the dangerous, ignorant doctrine that some kind of “virtue” lies in veganism. Go read Weston A. Price’s classic, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” to see how that one works out. Interestingly, he correlates lack of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in the diet with anti-social and psychotic behavior–we’re seeing that play out right now. Is it a coincidence that most people in cities live on soy-laced empty calories from bodegas? I think NOT.

Reply to  Goldrider
July 23, 2018 9:05 am

Insufficient fat in the diets of infants and toddlers results in a reduction in brain growth and development.

July 23, 2018 6:30 am

The recognized foundations of our Western society are: Judeo-Christianity, the Nukelar Family, and Mutually-Agreeable-Contract-Based Free Trade / Capitalism.

For the Marxists, the Enemy is Our Society, Our Culture. It is our Cultural Hegemony they identify as the mechanism of oppression, keeping our Evil, Oppressive System in place.

Their goal is to bring down our Oppressive Society and replace it with Communism.

They have to weaken Judeo-Christianity, The Nukelar Family, and Capitalism, so that the populace is then ready to carry out The Bloody Revolution, from which Communism will arise, as a historical eventuality.

To weaken the Nukelar Family, they are teaching the kids that their parents are either ignorant or evil by polluting the earth, harming Mother Gaia. Once the Educators are seen as virtuous, and parents seen as evil, the Marxists have made major progress in destroying one of the three pillars of our society, the Nukelar Family.

They are then very well softened up to head off to college, having lived a wonderful live courtesy of our Prevailing Society, and hear that God is dead, and your evil or ignorant parents were only misleading you about all of that God stuff, just as they were ignorant or evil about Mother Gaia.

When you follow up on any and all of these “progressive” stories, you will eventually encounter a Marxist involved in setting up these movements. Guaranteed.

July 23, 2018 6:42 am

jeez….snow in april common here mid-maine. no snow would be the anomaly.

July 23, 2018 6:50 am

So, they admit they know nothing and are proud of that fact. They will be good little socialists, right up to the point they are herded into the labor camp. History? Meet the future!

Reply to  2hotel9
July 23, 2018 7:22 am

The only “labor” they’d be good at is playing Angry Birds.

Mary Rose Martin
July 23, 2018 7:03 am

Bullying others about their ideas is NOT “fighting climate change”, it’s just intolerant, ignorant braying.

Dan Evens
July 23, 2018 7:05 am

I’m from Canada. We learned “climate science” from the Sun Tots. It’s even worse than the Magic School Bus.

July 23, 2018 7:07 am

“We live on an island. It’s really scary to think it won’t exist in the future.”

Hmm. Why would anyone be scared of Life without Lon Gisland?

Reply to  Evan Jones
July 24, 2018 5:42 am

I’m scared that Earth won’t exist in the future. Of course that future is billions of years away, but technically that’s true!

July 23, 2018 7:08 am

What the heck is “climate justice?” The Left has even perverted the word “justice.”

The goal of the Left is the rip out the foundations of Western democracies, which while certainly not perfect, have been the most just civilizations in history. Still if you are an idealists striving for a perfect socialist utopia you cannot have a better alternative clearly at hand and you certainly cannot allow the history of western democracies to be taught in school.

July 23, 2018 7:13 am

The New Yorker, The Atlantic, New York magazine, NYT, and NPR–the circle jerk where people still think this is a “thing.” Meanwhile, out in the REAL world, a Gallup poll shows that “climate” doesn’t even make the top 36 categories of people’s concerns. If the wee ones want to parade and virtue-signal to their indoctrinated peers, whatever. At this point it’s a self-inflicted mental illness.

Bob Denby
July 23, 2018 7:15 am

The kids go to school every day knowing that ultimately, through testing, they’ll be held accountable for believing what their teachers (selectively) instruct them to believe. THIS is the progression that has to be interrupted — difficult challenge!

Andy Pattullo
July 23, 2018 7:57 am

Unfortunately the media are the source of much education and the media are chained to their political, social and economic biases. The best thing we could do is to ensure every child receives an education that instills critical thinking and immunity to group think. Asking questions is a much surer way to understand reality than absorbing opinions.

July 23, 2018 8:08 am

My sign demands, “Energy Equity Now”

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Wharfplank
July 23, 2018 8:20 am

Mine says “Rational Thought Now”.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 23, 2018 1:05 pm

Mine reads “Where’s the beer?”

Hocus Locus
Reply to  MarkW
July 24, 2018 10:45 pm

Mine is “March for Apathy!”
It’s leaning against the side of the house.

Steve O
July 23, 2018 8:39 am

Will these children remain forever ignorant, wasting their time and talents to advance ideas that waste resources or are actually damaging to the environment, or will they realize that they’ve been had and be forever skeptical of everything?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Steve O
July 23, 2018 2:52 pm

How many that spit on vets returning from Vietnam are now ashamed of what they did?

Hocus Locus
Reply to  Gunga Din
July 24, 2018 10:55 pm

I’ve been curious about protest of returning Viet Nam vets (esp stories of being spat upon) through the years and tried to find more than the occasional 3rd party anecdote. Recently tried again… this NYT article draws on Jerry Lembcke, the author of a book published in 2000, The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam tried and could not corroborate the stories … or even cite testimony of a single individual who received such treatment. I looked over the Amazon reviews (which are also fascinating)… and found a few servicemen who experienced none, but also one loud dissenting voice. He was a Green Beret who experienced a taunt of ‘baby killer’ when stepping off a bus. He also recommends another book, Soldier’s Heart: An Inspirational Memoir and Inquiry of War by Lee Burkins for the real deal. Interesting reviews there also. What is NOT in doubt here is the bad reception by the government and the VA. Lots of tragic stories there with the VA’s refusal to recognize what has become PTSD, especially in the second book.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Hocus Locus
July 25, 2018 11:36 am

“I’ve been curious about protest of returning Viet Nam vets (esp stories of being spat upon) through the years and tried to find more than the occasional 3rd party anecdote. Recently tried again… this NYT article draws on Jerry Lembcke, the author of a book published in 2000, The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam tried and could not corroborate the stories … or even cite testimony of a single individual who received such treatment.”

I think most of these spitting incidents were overblown by the anti-war, Leftwing News Media, as a means to demonize the war through demonizing the warriors by portraying them as being held in disdain by their fellow citizens.

I believe there were a few incidents where a military release center in California was being protested and some of the troops may have been abused in this manner by the protesters, as they were trying to leave the facility.

Whether it happened a lot or not, it was certainly widely thought that it did, including the troops that returned from Vietnam with me in 1969. Nearly all of them removed their military uniforms and changed into civilian clothes before leaving the release center because they were afraid of attracting attention.

As for me, I wore my full military uniform right out the door and all the way home, through two different airports, and although I was expecting some kind of problem, I never had even one unkind word said to me from anyone.

So in my experience, noone sought to spit on me or yell at me or do anything other than be friendly. I even had a beautiful girl buy me enough drinks to make me almost miss my connecting flight. 🙂

If there was any spitting going on, there wasn’t much of it. Of course, even one time is an outrage.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
July 25, 2018 7:43 pm

Hocus, Tom Abbott,
So another MSM lie along the lines of enough protesters to fill a picture frame becomes “a crowd”?

July 23, 2018 9:01 am

Right up there with learning about ecology from Capt Planet.

Ian Macdonald
July 23, 2018 9:32 am

One of our local libraries had a special display on climate change and wind turbines near the children’s section. I pointed out to staff that council guidelines forbid posters carrying political material or business advertising in libraries. It is now gone, but it took a few weeks for it to be taken down.

The laugh was that it was the only illuminated cabinet in the area, and it was lit by a tungsten bulb.

For quite a while it carried a Josh cartoon. I wonder who put that there? 😉

Linda Goodman
July 23, 2018 9:42 am

What is Betsy DeVos up to, I wonder?

July 23, 2018 9:42 am

And everyone gets an award for Best Poster!!

July 23, 2018 9:53 am

A few years ago Radio 4 was talking to primary school teachers who were teaching small children about climate change by having a session when they turned all the lights off for a while in the interests of saving polar bears. The kiddies were being encouraged to stop their parents wasting electricity. It seemed likely they were going home with the belief that every time someone turned on a light a polar bear died…..

Reply to  Susan
July 23, 2018 10:05 am

Meanwhile whole forests are clear cut in America to send wood pellets to the UK boilers. Turn out the lights and crank up the sound of a chain saw for full effect and describe bunnies and deer running in despair.

Reply to  Susan
July 24, 2018 5:59 am

That’s just stupid. Even if you are worried about polar bears and want to make sure they are preserved, you have to agree that’s just meaningless virtue-signaling. Turning your lights off for an hour or two isn’t going to make any difference… It’s basically a religion.

If they really cared about “saving” polar bears they should have started by telling basic facts about them. Where they live, how they spend their time, how many of them there are, are their numbers truly in decline, what the people who study polar bears do… etc. Along with the fact that extinction is a natural part of the world. Over 99% of all species that have ever lived on Earth has died off. We can’t and shouldn’t save every single species. Especially if doing it seriously harms our well being. Ironically humans are the only species on Earth with an obsession trying to save everything and maintain status quo at all costs. I suspect this is because we are deep down emotional, caring, and most importantly, loss-averse. We don’t want to lose anything. Of course this discussion would be boring and wouldn’t get the children’s attention…

July 23, 2018 9:54 am

I don’t see the issue. Children’s shows are easily as scientific as anything the IPCC produces.

July 23, 2018 11:20 am

And Dora the Explorer was a three-fer… where your little offspring can learn about how white people and BIG oil are ruining the rain forest and about illegal immigration, a borderless world, and how racist all you white folks are …

July 23, 2018 11:29 am

Jesus Christ is quoted as saying … Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. . He didn’t say make them suffer the consequences of a “climate-catastrophe” brainwashing.

July 23, 2018 11:33 am

Going to be difficult to disabuse them of the environmental abuses they’ve suffered when adults publish this sort of nonsense;
“By the end of the next decade, sea-level rise around Queens could be greater than a foot.”

Chris Hoff
July 23, 2018 12:07 pm

Went to a science fair at a local high school, kid was showing his grant winning design to remove floating plastic from the ocean. There needs to be grants and bursaries rewarded to science students for busting climate fraud and ecofascism. I see up and coming science students being channeled into faux environmentalism from a young age. How long into either their education or career will they go before finally questioning the fundamental axioms they took for granted. At that point it’s too late for a lot of them, can’t speak out until they retire, totally dependent on the official narrative.

July 23, 2018 1:05 pm

Looking at the various photos in the article, I cannot help but notice how radiantly healthy those youths look, as they tote a sign reading “End Fossil Fuel”, as if their radiant health, via well-kept, cushioned lifestyles, have nothing to do with enabling all this.

What a one-sided indoctrination campaign ! If ever there was an instance to … “think of the children”, then this is it, because this is abusing the children, by forcing them to be mascots for a false campaign, whose fulfillment could very well leave them worse off.

I suppose that they are also taught that “Arthur” and “Magic School Bus” are acceptable references for research papers.

July 23, 2018 1:16 pm

There comes a time in every person’s life where they have an epiphany that they are being BS’ed. Mine came when studying the global history of Climate Change. Where the historical science of Glacial and Interglacial Periods swing from a 12 degrees Celsius Mean to a 22 Degree Celsius Mean over the 4.5 billion years of Earths existence, and that gives the Global Mean of 17 degrees Celsius.

Global Cooling started about 500,000 years ago and with a few bumps of brief warming periods, dropped to below 12 degrees Celsius about 100,000 years ago. Creating the “Last Ice Age” for that very short – By the Global History average – Glacial Period. That a Global Warming some 12,000 years ago started and Stalled about 11,000 years ago with a 15 degrees Celsius Mean and +/- 1.0 degrees Celsius fluctuations, that have been occurring ever since. Because the Global Temperature has not reached the 17 degrees Celsius Mean, we are still in that “Last Ice Age” and it NEVER ENDED.

Another important point is that since the Carbonifaous Period started the Carbon Dioxide Mean is about 1,200 ppm. Fluctuations of over 2,000 to lows of 240 ppm have occurred that do rise and fall with Interglacial and Glacial Periods respectively, still do not follow the Global Temperature – as the rhetoric of the past 30 year’s have been insisting they are doing.

The Alarmist and Skeptics alike are arguing over semantics of fractions of a degree and semantics of Carbon Dioxide verses temperature. Over a 11,000 year’s Stall during this Ice Age we live in.

Humans as we now are, began during the last Interglacial Period, lived through higher temperatures than exist today and they survived through the rapid drop in temperature some 3 degrees Celsius Colder than today. Over this 11,000 year’s of a Stalled Global Temperature we have become accustomed to these temperatures. Yet we live in deserts of Dry Colder to Dry Hotter regions as our ancestors populated the Earth.

With all of our scientific advances over only a mere 50 years, we cannot fathom if the Earth will suddenly drop back to 12 degrees Celsius or suddenly Warm to the 22 degrees Celsius over the next 100 years.

Everything is just theory and hypothesis. While our governments create policies based upon no proof whatsoever. Because there isn’t any “Settled Science” without proof.

July 23, 2018 2:22 pm

And they totally missed the issue of how the planet orbits the sun, the tilt of the planet and seasons, how the atmosphere and oceans function….in other words, they missed the basics and went straight to CO2.

Johann Wundersamer
July 23, 2018 2:25 pm

“It was snowing in April, which is kind of odd,” she said. “He said it was evidence that global warming isn’t real. And I had to talk to him about it, explain that it was not evidence—that weather and climate are not the same.”

So how can she differentiate between weather and climate?

Oh wait – it’s climate when she wants it to be climate.

And it’s weather when she wants it to be weather.

Steve Reddish
Reply to  Johann Wundersamer
July 23, 2018 11:25 pm

I would like to hear her tell how she has personally experienced global warming. I predict she would report memories of snow storms in her youth to support her belief that the world is warming. Someone should ask her how she differentiates weather from climate. I predict she would be unable to make a coherent explanation.

July 23, 2018 2:26 pm

That’s why kids should be watching Speed Racer, Loony Tunes, and Pink Panther.

Original Johnny Quest and Woody Woodpecker are acceptable too.

July 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Paid protesting for fun and profit

John V. Wright
July 23, 2018 3:21 pm

Snowflake dumbos. I don’t think that this is actual NEWS …

July 23, 2018 4:49 pm

At 92 i had the advantage of growing up during ww2.

That fact puts one thinking of life in perspective.


Ian Hawthorn
July 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Sim city 2000 also has a lot to answer for. It convinced a generation that wind and solar were the best way to power a city.

Reply to  Ian Hawthorn
July 24, 2018 12:48 pm

The first iteration of Sim City, the nuclear power plants would randomly explode.

Wiliam Haas
July 23, 2018 11:13 pm

The problem is that so many junior high school students are being taught climate stuff that just is not true. It is propaganda and not science and the students are having to memorize it for tests. The reality is that based on the paleoclimate record and the work done with models, the climate change that we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. Despite the hype, there is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and plenty of scientific rational to support the idea that the climate sensitivity of CO2 is zero. AGW is only a conjecture and it is based on only partial science. The AGW conjecture is based on a radiant greenhouse effect that has not been observed in a real greenhouse, on Earth, or anywhere else in the solar system. The radiant greenhouse effect is science fiction so hence the AGW conjecture is science fiction as well. If they want climate justice then they should sue the one responsible for climate change, Mother Nature. Lots of luck collecting on a judgement against Mother Nature.

Steve Reddish
July 23, 2018 11:30 pm

Society sends the kids to school and asks the kids to pay attention and learn their lessons. There is no fault in these kids, it’s the education system that has been corrupted.


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