How to brainwash your children while passing your pathologies on to them.

Hmmm. There’s a Mashable article: How to talk to kids about climate change without scaring them

Dum, Dum, Dum

We avoided the topic, I think, because of her young age and the doomsday nature of being on the brink of a major extinction event. How do you tell a 4-year-old the plants, animals, and landscapes she adores are in grave peril?

It’s a step by step guide to teaching your climate fears and delusions to your kids.

Then we arrived at the episode about coral reefs dying off en masse because of climate change. My daughter had a lot of questions, and I teared up looking at footage of the desiccated reefs, thinking about what those images meant for her future. Suddenly I regretted letting Blue Planet II into our lives so easily.

The article continues on:

It turns out, of course, there are plenty of ways to talk about what’s happening to the Earth in an age-appropriate way that doesn’t needlessly frighten a child. The key is to ensure that you’ve laid a foundation for children to appreciate and be curious about the natural world, that you’re capable of discussing basic scientific concepts, and that conversations with children about climate change focus on critical thinking skills and solutions.

You don’t even have to understand the subject. We’ll dictate what you should say:

Cobos says parents don’t need to teach themselves everything about climate change in order to effectively communicate about it with their children. (The Climate Reality Project recently published an e-book on how families can start conversations about climate change.)

Take you through the stages:

By the time children reach the first or second grade, parents can try having more complex discussions about the causes of climate change and the effects of global warming, provided they use simplified or relatable language.

Until that proud day when the little larvae graduate into full blown Klimate Yuth:

Edmonds-Langham says elementary school-age children who participate in the museum’s classes and educational programming most often want to know how to help. By fourth grade, kids can understand why climate change threatens habitats and animals, and that human activity is to blame.

Read the whole instruction manual here:

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May 13, 2019 12:33 pm

You mean the “induction manual”?

Reply to  Stephen Rasey
May 13, 2019 1:36 pm

Indoctrination manual might be more apropos ….

Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Who knows, maybe that will have the opposite effect. When the children reach their teens and enter their rebel phase, perhaps they will all turn into climate skeptics. =)

Reply to  Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 13, 2019 2:04 pm

There’s a thought.

In New Zealand summer went straight to winter so far this year!

Reply to  Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 13, 2019 2:47 pm


You jest (perhaps) but that’s precisely what will happen.

A child born, say, 10 years ago might ask his father, when he’s 30 years old, “what was the climate like when you were a kid Dad?”

And the old man answers “strangely son, no different to what it is now”.

Son replies “How could you have been so gullible to tell me a whole lot of BS then you stupid old f@rt?”

Because of course, at 60 years old, we’re all stupid old f@rts.

But in the case of today’s climate alarmist young adults, that accusation will be entirely supportable.

Who was it that said ‘When I left for University, my parents were bumbling fools. It’s amazing how much they had learned by the time I returned home’? (Paraphrasing of course).

Robert B
Reply to  HotScot
May 13, 2019 7:28 pm

You’re so wrong. They’ll never remember it reaching 100F in Arizona ever before.

John Endicott
Reply to  HotScot
May 14, 2019 12:07 pm

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Attributed to (but not necessarily by) Mark Twain

R Shearer
Reply to  Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 14, 2019 8:06 pm
May 13, 2019 12:59 pm

For the love of all that’s holy leave the kids out of it. F**************k! Supposing the kids were in real danger, for instance they and you were on a sinking ship, what would you tell them? You would tell them that it is going to be okay and that there are life boats or rescue ships or something and that you are going to take care of them and even as they are dying you would tell them something about heaven. Telling kids that climate change is going to destroy the world is so wrong. It’s so wrong. I can’t believe it. I wonder if the person who wrote the article even has kids.

Reply to  Joel
May 13, 2019 3:52 pm

A 4-year old daughter. That is what the story is about.

You are bound to get a story published if it ties a child and Climate Change with coral reefs. Any one of those three could make a suitable story but all three together makes it certain for publication.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Joel
May 13, 2019 4:21 pm

Except this is their stated methods – get ’em while they’re young.

It really is quite despicable.

Reply to  Joel Snider
May 14, 2019 7:48 am

These idiots don’t even know they’re howling into their own “woke” echo-chamber. The general public have long since moved on. AGW lies at the very bottom, internationally, of people’s concerns in every single poll. They just go right by articles like that, or flip the TV channel. It’s a ratings killer!

Any fool (Biden!) running on Changing the Weather risks looking like a prize asshole. And anyone over 30, which is most parents, sure does realize the weather hasn’t changed much!

Mumbles McGuirck
May 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Of course, is it any easier trying to explain to a young child that kindly, old Grandpa Attenborough is lying thru his dentures to them?

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
May 13, 2019 1:07 pm

Old grandpa Attenborough is an absolute dunce and doesn’t fully understand what they’ve given him to parrot. I’ve listened to him give interviews. He even goes so far as to describe how during one opening sequence where they had him just walking…he had his shoes on the wrong feet.

Michael S. Kelly LS BSA, Ret
Reply to  Rocketscientist
May 13, 2019 5:36 pm

But…but, they’re the only feet he has!

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
May 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Perhaps they should explain that Old Grandpa Attenborough is a member of “Population Matters”, formerly known as the Optimum Trust, whose goal is to depopulate the planet.

And tell the kids if it was up to Old Grandpa Attenborough, he/she would have been aborted to save the Earth from children.

(Unless you’re one of the elite, of course, in which case they can go forth and multiply)

May 13, 2019 1:01 pm

But they leave sex ed until the kids are old enough to understand…..

John Endicott
Reply to  DMacKenzie
May 14, 2019 12:22 pm

Not anymore.

California’s Board of Education is revamping the guidance it gives for teaching sex education from kindergarten through high school in public schools…
For sex education, the topic that generated opposition, the framework offers numerous subjects for discussion at each grade grouping, including:
•Grades kindergarten through three: gender identity
•Grades four through six: sexual feelings, including masturbation

May 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Samefully their concept of education is to teach the child what to think, rather than how to think.
That’s not education that’s indoctrination.

Michael S. Kelly LS BSA, Ret
Reply to  Rocketscientist
May 13, 2019 5:37 pm

That’s the single best two sentence summary of our disastrous educational system I’ve ever read. May I quote you?

Reply to  Michael S. Kelly LS BSA, Ret
May 14, 2019 8:57 am

Please do. But, correct the typo 🙂

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Rocketscientist
May 14, 2019 5:26 pm

“Samefully their concept of education is to teach the child what to think, rather than how to think.”

It’s funny that one of the points in the article is teaching critical thinking skills. If you actually apply critical thinking skills to CAGW, it vanishes in a puff of logic (h/t Douglas Adams).

May 13, 2019 1:07 pm

They **** you up, your Mum and Dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with faults they had.
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were ****ed up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

Philip Larkin

May 13, 2019 1:11 pm

Ask a Warmist if they want to Break The Cycle of Stupidity. Answers would probably range from interesting to amusing for you armchair psychologists. 😉


May 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Patrick MJD
May 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Jesus wept! A “child” at 4 years old is barely self-aware, and “adults” want to go around telling them everything they like is being killed off?

IMO, that is tantamount to child abuse!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Patrick MJD
May 13, 2019 2:56 pm

It’s criminal to scare children like that. The parents haven’t got a clue about CAGW but they feel a need to unnecessarily frighten their children for some reason. What possible good does it do to fill a four-year-old’s head with CAGW nightmares? CAGW nightmares that have no basis in fact, at that. Parents who do this have mental problems of their own, and the kids are suffering as a consequence.

The CAGW Lie creates many casualties.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Patrick MJD
May 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Just wait a year and tell them it was a joke.

John Bell
May 13, 2019 1:18 pm

No wonder liberals are always so depressed and fearful, cynical…etc.

J Mac
May 13, 2019 1:21 pm

This is an explicit indoctrination plan, directly aimed at innocent children. Words do not adequately convey the depths of my disgust for this sick advocacy of Climate Change fraud!

May 13, 2019 1:22 pm

Of course responsible, mature, intelligent parents would do some research first to validate the claims about dying coral reefs and species extinction made by people who are clearly not scientists. We are a gullible lot and it doesn’t hurt to approach extraordinary claims with extraordinary caution, especially about things that contradict what we see with our own eyes.

Jim b
Reply to  stinkerp
May 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Well, if they had any sense they would realize that there is nothing the child can do with the information except be frightened. Sometimes I wonder hoe in Hell we raised such a bunch of knuckleheads.

Jim b
Reply to  stinkerp
May 13, 2019 2:41 pm

Well, if they had any sense they would realize that there is nothing the child can do with the information except be frightened. Sometimes I wonder hoe in Hell we raised such a bunch of knuckleheads.

William Astley
May 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Try to imagine this from the kids standpoint. My daughter would have been part of the protest, as she is a natural activist.

What are you going to tell the kids? CAGW has made up in 1995? There is no solution to the fake problem CAGW?

We should have stopped the CAGW problem in 1995.

Phil Jones in climategate email:

the warming of the past century falls well within the natural variability of the climate

Makes sense. Temperature change Greenland Ice sheet last 15,000 years. Yup temperature goes up and down.

In 1995 there was no evidence of an anthropogenic influence on global climate, as per the unaltered IPCC expert’s analysis of the temperature data at that time before Santer’s IPCC gate change.

Reply: The scientists’ final draft of the 1995 Report said plainly, on five separate occasions, that no evidence of an anthropogenic influence on global climate was detectable, and that it was not known when such an influence would become evident.

However, a single scientist, Dr. Ben Santer of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, rewrote the draft at the IPCC’s request, deleting all five statements, replacing them with a single statement to the effect that a human influence on global climate was now discernible, and making some 200 consequential amendments.

These changes were considered by a political contact group, but they were not referred back to the vast majority of the authors whose texts Dr. Santer had tampered with, and whose five-times-stated principal conclusion he had single-handedly and unjustifiably negated.

We now have the evidence of Prof. “Phil” Jones of the University of East Anglia, in one of the recently-released Climategate emails, that the warming of the past century falls well within the natural variability of the climate – consistent with the conclusion that Dr. Santer had negated.

May 13, 2019 1:30 pm

It’s really very simple

global warming > we will be able to grow bananas in Cleveland

climate change > hard freeze hits south Florida…kills all bananas

Glyn Palmer
May 13, 2019 1:34 pm

There’s no hole in Hell deep enough for these people.

May 13, 2019 1:43 pm

I believe I posted this earlier. I grew up in a conservative Muslim country. Every Friday after prayers we were lectured on all the awful things that would happen to us if did not follow the strict religious doctrines. This is no different. Those smart enough began to ignore the dogma. Unfortunately, those that could not think for themselves became good candidates for suicide school and other terrorist activities. I sure hope we are not headed in that direction.

May 13, 2019 1:58 pm

These people’s own children are the ONLY humans who will listen and OBEY their tales of human-loathing. Show me a single ONE of them who has SERIOUSLY ALTERED their OWN lifestyles to walk their talk? Are they living in tents on the streets of LA … making meals from dumpster diving the wasted throw-away food of grocery stores and restaurants? Yeah … didn’t think so. Driving their Tesla saloons to the local Farmer’s Market to purchase $4.00 ears of corn that are “locally sourced” is not doing a fecking thing to “save the planet”.

The ONLY hope for our future is if their children actually have high-enough IQ’s to see through this self-indulgent mental masturbation of mommy and daddy.

May 13, 2019 2:05 pm

These people are scary. Globally scary.

They’re not your basic small country dictator/total-party-control kind of scary. More like the JamesBond, super-bad-guy/world-domination kind of scary.

For some reason Maurice Strong keeps coming to mind. Hmmmm.

May 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Some of these children will eventually learn that their parents were well intentioned fools. Most of them won’t end up any more intelligent than their parents, but they will realized they were misled.
There is no long term upside to indoctrinating anyone with falsehoods.

May 13, 2019 2:21 pm

“How do you tell a 4 year old the plants, animals and landscapes she adores are in grave peril?”

Don’t know. When I talk to four year olds I talk about Dr. Seuss and about the Cat in the Hat. And just maybe about the Cookie Monster.

John Endicott
Reply to  Marty
May 14, 2019 12:13 pm

“How do you tell a 4 year old the plants, animals and landscapes she adores are in grave peril?”

Since I have a policy of not lying to kids, I wouldn’t be telling them such porkies.

May 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Rebelling kids like to consume things that are forbidden.

I suggest selling containers of CO2 to inhale, as a way to rebel against adult rules. Instead of crack or smack or cocaine, sell ’em CO2 to snort.

Then they could brag about who snorted the most concentrated dose: I did 1000ppm. …. You MF lightweight, I did 3500ppm!

Then ATF could start regulating CO2 like alcohol and cigs. Police could start to pursue CO2 pushers. There would be CO2 whores to compete with crack whores. It would be a whole new world of youthful rebellion.

May 13, 2019 2:37 pm

So, now … “the talk” … will be about climate change, instead of sex, right?

And someone might want to tell them about how windmills kill birds and how solar panels can fry bees. It’s not your daddy’s birds-and-bees.

James Bull
May 13, 2019 2:37 pm

It sort of reminds me of this.

James Bull

E J Zuiderwijk
May 13, 2019 2:51 pm

The nearest comparison I can think of was a Stasi manual on how to indoctrinate children to report on their parents.

Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
May 14, 2019 6:38 am

I was thinking the same thing and wondering when Hitler got back.

HD Hoese
May 13, 2019 2:54 pm

“My daughter had a lot of questions, and I teared up looking at footage of the desiccated reefs, thinking about what those images meant for her future.” Perhaps a little looking at industrial reefs would help. Paper interesting, but naive and usual agenda. (“Global rates of urbanization are increasing. For example, urbanized landscapes are projected to triple in area by 2030, relative to 2000.”) First line of paper which has nothing to do with the subject. Nice picture in link though.

Reply to  HD Hoese
May 13, 2019 11:24 pm

” My daughter had a lot of questions, and I teared up looking at footage of the desiccated reefs, thinking about what those images meant for her future.”

So how does a submerged coral get dessicated?

May 13, 2019 3:20 pm

The decision to use children is the desperation of the failure of fear based activism.

May 13, 2019 4:18 pm

This matter of how to explain things to children is not easy. As you all
know I myself am a atheist, so when I was from 1953 in the Police and had
to swear a oath in Court I had to say the usual one, “”, So help me God. “”

Back in those days to say I did not believe in a God would have meant that
my evidence would be challenged as not being true.

In due course we had two children, a boy, then 4 years later a girl.

So how to bring them up. My wife who is also a none believer, we
decided that we should send them to Sunday school, but then when they
asked questions, to be honest and answer them by saying that while we did
not believe in supernatural beings, many millions of people did so believe.

The same honesty should apply to all things, at the time that our daughter was about 12, and my wife was sick and back in Australia I had to explain all about sex to her. Not a easy task for a male but it went quite well.

With today’s teachers appearing to all believe in CC its important that when a child asks you questions saying that the teacher said this or that, again be honest, saying that while a lot of people think this way, I myself think otherwise and to then explain why you think like that.

Most children trust their parents and listen to what they say, but keep the
biases away, and yes we are all set in our ways, and try to stick to the
facts as you understand them.

Education should be more about teaching children how to think, not in what to think. Encourage them to do research about a subject.

In today’s world with the computer its easy from home to research and
yes there are a lot of untruths out there, but leave it to the children to sort out the truths from the blatant untruths.

And as I keep saying start with the basics regarding the matter of CC,
that is what are the properties of the molecule CO2. It really is the key
card in the whole rotten “House of cards”” .


Jimmy Haigh
May 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Like every other religion it should only become voluntary at 21.

May 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Hey kids because old folks like me hated the idea of children so much we’ve engineered the system to shorten your lives. Yep you’ve only got 11 and a bit years to go and then you, like me and all the animals, will be dead! It’s too late to stop it so, get over it!

No honestly we haven’t, and you may currently believe that the climate is out to get you because of what people in past time have done but it ain’t so. You’ll all find out in 12 years or so, as the snow builds-up (or doesn’t).
The truth is that the climate is not ours to govern, it’s too chaotic, it has too many random elements to rationalize down to a simplistic computer model. If you think this isn’t true ask any climate modeler to predict the hottest day and then the wettest day, in your part of the world in exactly 5 years time. They don’t know, but they’ll probably have a guess.

Anyway, if you’re real ‘lucky’ you’ll get to experience a ‘Carrington event’. Now that is something worth tweeting about! 😉

mr bliss
May 13, 2019 7:37 pm

Reported in Breitbart today – but curiously NOT appearing in UK MSM:

EU nations must “empower” children to participate in “decision-making and policy development” at national and European level, according to a declaration adopted by the bloc this week.

This policy comes suspiciously close to the Greta Thunberg saga, and the Extinction Rebellion demos in London, that it would seem to have been planned and coordinated. I suppose Liberals across the world realise how easy it is to brainwash children, and it looks to be a No. 1 priority in the coming years for the EU.

May 13, 2019 9:12 pm

The CAGW Hoax narrative is a very: anti-humanity, anti-free will, anti-individual, anti-business, illogical, anti-science, anti-itellectual, and immoral creed.

It teaches children that humans are fatally-flawed ignorant parasites who are killing the planet, and the only way to “Save The World” is to surrender all our individual rights and property to the intelligentsia State, and to allow them to control every aspect of our lives as we’re too stupid, ignorant and greedy to control our own destiny…

Ironically, this depraved Leftist philosophy has been implemented in many countries with extremely tragic results: USSR, Maoist China, Cambodia, Vietnam, East Germany, Hitler’s Germany, Cuba, Venezuela, most African and ME states, most South and Central American states, etc…

The Left desperately tried to use the CAGW dogma as a Trojan horse to gain Statist control over pretty everything, and although they were initially quite successful, the plan ultimately failed because the absurd CAGW doom and gloom predictions became increasingly devoid from reality.

Ironically, the CAGW scam will ultimately lead the end of this dangerous and failed Leftist philosophy once individuals realize how close they came to losing their humanity based on this Leftist CAGW Hoax..

J Mac
May 13, 2019 10:02 pm

Mashable publishes excrementable climate change porn for children.

John Endicott
Reply to  J Mac
May 15, 2019 5:15 am

Mashable publishes excrementable climate change porn for people with IQs lower than that of children.

There, Fixed that for you.

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