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:

57 thoughts on “How to brainwash your children while passing your pathologies on to them.

  1. 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. =)

    • Lucius

      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).

  2. 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.

    • 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.

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

      It really is quite despicable.

      • 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!

  3. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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)

  4. 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.

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

    • “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).

  5. 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

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


  7. 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!

    • 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. “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.

    • “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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. “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.

    • ” 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?

  21. 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”” .


  22. 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! 😉

  23. 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.

  24. 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..

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

      There, Fixed that for you.

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