Climate change anxiety: Young people ‘feel hopeless’

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

JUNE 24, 2021

By Paul Homewood

h/t Paul R

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Young people who feel “hopeless and paralysed” by fears about climate change need help and support, mental health experts have said.

Place2Be – a charity offering counselling in schools – said the issue was becoming “more and more prominent”.

Plaid Cymru said it wanted new guidance for teachers and funding for eco projects focused on pupils’ wellbeing.

The Welsh government said changes it had made to the curriculum would help.

While the physical dangers posed by climate change are now widely-reported, the potential impact on people’s mental health has not had as much attention.

But Cliona Vaughan, a counsellor who works as school project manager for Place2Be in south Wales, said children’s climate anxiety was brought about by a sense that politicians and big business were not acting quickly enough.

She said one child told her: “We need to find another planet.”

She added: “They’re feeling worried, trying to find ways to help sort it out at a young age.”

Ms Vaughan said it got more problematic when children got older as “they can feel, at times, the future is hopeless”.

“Children shouldn’t have to have this worry – they have their hopes and dreams, they want to look forward to a bright future but what’s coming at them is about how there isn’t much time left.”

She said children needed empowering support in schools to help them deal with climate anxiety.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57555760

If kids really are suffering from anxiety, the wretched BBC has to shoulder for much of the blame for their relentless, alarmist propaganda.

Schools too share much of the blame for failing to give pupils the actual facts regarding the climate.

As for the dopey Cliona Vaughan, the last thing children need is “empowering support”, whatever that is.

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David Kamakaris
June 24, 2021 2:11 pm

“She said children needed empowering support in schools to help them deal with climate anxiety.”

How about schools empower our children to think critically, enabling them to see through the gutter science of climate alarmism rather than indoctrinate and terrify them with unsubstantiated alarmist claptrap and prognostications of imminent doom.

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John the Econ
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 24, 2021 2:28 pm

The schools could start by not shovel-feeding them climate anxiety.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  John the Econ
June 24, 2021 8:37 pm

Much of the problem arises from the fact that the teachers tend to be both far Left and clueless about science in general. The believe everything the media gives them by way of “climate” information.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 24, 2021 3:12 pm

Unfortunately in K-12 science is taught as facts about the world because that is what it used to be. Questioning is not part of it.

Reply to  David Wojick
June 24, 2021 4:27 pm

If we added critical thinking it would take ten times longer to learn each fact, so they would learn ten times fewer facts. Not a good plan.

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  David Wojick
June 24, 2021 6:12 pm

I’m going to push back on that notion. I won’t disagree that teaching critical thinking along with facts takes longer than simply reciting a set of facts, but teaching critical thinking along with facts will make the facts (if they truly are facts and survive critical discussion) “stick” better. Simply teaching a list of facts without teaching critical theory would be roughly like telling students to memorize a list of dates and pretending you’ve taught them history.

AlexBerlin
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
June 24, 2021 7:04 pm

Critical thinking can only begin after a thorough memorization of all the facts. Learning history begins indeed with memorizing lists of events. And learning science begins with memorizing all the rules and facts. Everybody being critical and judgmental without a solid grounding of factual knowledge is the root of today’s educational problems, not the cure. Only who has not just heard about the facts and laws that are the framework of physics, but has understood and memorized them thoroughly enough to develop the habit of involuntarily checking every claim made in the media or in a paper to verify if and how it fits into this framework, can actually perform critical thinking. To encourage or even demand critical thinking from youngsters who haven’t even digested all the wisdom of past generations to build their minds must fail, and commonly leads to “critical thinking by proxy”, i.e. ad-hominem and ad-authoritatem judgments when the simple and childish concept of a person or institution being “worthy” or “unworthy” of trust replaces the more complicated analysis of the actual claims that only a mature brain filled with factual knowledge about the world can deliver. School’s first and foremost purpose must be to lay that foundation by installing the framework, with the greatest emphasis on the basic, least disputed facts in every field, with as little judgment, criticism, and discussion as possible. Don’t teach “X is good” or “Y is evil” – teach “X exists and consists of this, Y exists and consists of that”. You have to learn to walk before you can run, as they say. And you have to learn all the facts about the world by heart before you can first understand and then become critical about them. With a life expectancy of 70+ years in most parts of the modern world, there is no reason at all why people under 50 should have any voice in politics and similarly controversial subjects. These should be a special honour for those who successfully mastered their lives by being industrious and law-abiding, and not the domain of immature schoolchildren. Arguably, we are animals by birth, but humans only by education and drill.

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Dennis G Sandberg
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 24, 2021 9:45 pm

wrong. you say: “And learning science begins with memorizing all the rules and facts. Everybody being critical and judgmental without a solid grounding of factual knowledge is the root of today’s educational problems, not the cure.”

Comment: you say….memorizing all the rules and facts. That’s impossible. The 2nd sentence is spot on. There’s so many rules and facts in STEM that most of us will do well to get to 50% in any one narrow specialization, and 10% in a handful of other areas.

In my early university days I learned how to think from solving algebra problems, being able to determine cause and effect relationships in english/literature class and to think quantitatively as well as qualitatively in chemistry. Applying those skills, while understanding that the less one knows about a subject that easier it appears, is an application in common sense and has served me well.

I got a chuckle out of your “people under 50 shouldn’t have any voice” comment. Liberal democrats want 16 year olds voting, but I knew why they wanted 16 year old voting, the same reason they want to keep the dead vote, long before I was 50. I know a lot of people my age who are just as dumb now as they were when they were 30. I agree everyone under 30 is an idiot, I certainly was despite my supposed “problem solving skills”. But I’m 78 now and getting back to my pre-30 “skill level”. What do you say about, just 50-70 year olds voting? /sarc

Reply to  Dennis G Sandberg
June 25, 2021 12:44 am

I could not get myself to bother eading AB, but I can tell you why liberals want teenagers to vote:
“Any man, who by 19, is not a communist, has no soul.” I don’t remember who said that, but he added:
“Any man who, by the age of 25, is still a communist, has no brain.”
The teenager’s hormonal imperatives concur with the promises of communism, which also explains the Bolshevik’s obsession with infantilising the population as a whole.

Frank Hansen
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 25, 2021 6:35 am

I don’t agree. I learned thermodynamics not by memorizing the rules and results but by carefully studying the arguments, the Carnot cycles etc that lead to the theory. In mathematics it would be utterly futile to try to remember past results. The only way forward is to understand the reasoning and then redevelop the results whenever needed.

Michael Hammer
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 26, 2021 2:37 am

Sorry AlexBerlin but I disagree with your comment. I know this is going to sound ridiculous and possibly off topic but after a 40+year career spent in innovation/research I have come to the conclusion that innovation -making a meaningful advance in a field- peaks well before one knows all the “facts”. Indeed too many facts massively reduces the chance of being innovative. The reason is that these “facts” channel you into following out peoples thought processes, the thinking that created the “facts’ and the dead end. The reality is that some very basic facts are indeed beyond dispute but many supposed facts are anything but. They are someone else’s conclusions based on their thinking. The difficulty is in figuring out which are which.

For example; there is net positive feedback in the climate system is claimed to be a “fact”. The world has warmed steadily since the start of the 20th century is claimed to be a “fact”. One of the actions of greenhouse gases is to reduce Earth’s energy loss to space is claimed to be “fact”. 2C of warming is catastrophic is claimed to be a “fact”. One of these is indeed true, the others are really just what CAGW supporters would like you to accept.

I suspect it comes down to your definition of “critical” in the term critical thinking. You seem to use it in the sense of criticism whereas I prefer to view it in the sense of questioning carefully. That means forming you own assessment regarding each “fact”. Is it really a fact or just someone else’s conclusion? I am continuously astounded at how many “established scientific facts” are in fact wrong. Indeed I made a very productive career out of exploiting the errors in “established facts”.

The trouble really starts when people uncritically accept the conclusions of others as gospel rather than doing their own “critical thinking”.

Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
June 25, 2021 12:39 am

…memorize a list of dates and pretending you’ve taught them history…

…and wouldn’t you know, but here comes AlexBerlin pretending just that, and getting stuck on a long dogmatic rant I really have too little life left to bother reading…

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  paranoid goy
June 25, 2021 12:09 pm

Yes very sad, after even setting it up as the wrong approach. That god AlexBerlin was never my teacher.

Alba
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
June 25, 2021 4:18 am

I taught critical thinking as part of my subject. I taught pupils who were 16/17 years old. One day I was asked by one pupil just to tell him the answer! That was at least 20 years ago.

TonyG
Reply to  David Wojick
June 25, 2021 11:31 am

Better to just learn to accept what the “authorities” tell you, then?

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  TonyG
June 25, 2021 12:10 pm

Exactly. Some people miss that 1984 was a cautionary tale, not the instruction manual.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 24, 2021 4:42 pm

“How about schools empower our children to think critically,”

Today they are calling that “toxic independence”.

Spetzer86
Reply to  David Kamakaris
June 24, 2021 8:00 pm

It can help if you explain to the kids they are being lied to, particularly if you can point out 1-2 untruths in the teaching. If you open their eyes just a little, they’ll often follow through all by themselves.

Otherwise, the schools are happily converting the kids to a more global world view where they’ll understand the morality of valued contributions to others and their community.

http://feedreader.com/observe/invisibleserfscollar.com/+view

Reply to  Spetzer86
June 25, 2021 12:46 am

I think you got a minus there, because your second paragraph can be construed as applause for the communist cirriculum.

TonyG
Reply to  Spetzer86
June 25, 2021 11:34 am

“It can help if you explain to the kids they are being lied to, particularly if you can point out 1-2 untruths in the teaching”

Unfortunately, the indoctrination runs so deep that even when they see those untruths – more than just 1 or 2, they still buy in to the party line. I’ve experienced that directly.

Maybe if you can get to them before 3rd grade or so…

Bryan A
June 24, 2021 2:13 pm

Simple solution…
Leave Klimate Katastrophism OUT of the curriculum through High School and definitely out of K-8. Then first teach them CRITICAL THINKING then about the science behind studying climate and have them experiment and formulate their own hypotheses regarding feedbacks and drivers.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Bryan A
June 24, 2021 5:09 pm

The néomarxistes are in charge of education from K to asterisked PhD. Curriculum folk, teachers, psychologists to treat the scared kids. You have to guide your kids through all this and teach them critical thinking … see
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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 24, 2021 8:40 pm

You’ve hit the nail on the head. As long as the schools are dominated by Marxists, the students will swallow everything they’re fed by the media.

Alba
Reply to  Bryan A
June 25, 2021 4:22 am

K8? One of my grandsons is in P2 and he’s getting it.

Nick Schroeder
June 24, 2021 2:20 pm

Critical thinking leads to doubt.
And doubt is the enemy of faith.

Strength through unity
unity through faith

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
June 24, 2021 2:32 pm

It’s nothing to do with “faith”, whatever you believe!

Reply to  Mike Lowe
June 24, 2021 2:48 pm

In climate “science” at least 97% is faith. 😀

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bill Johnston
Reply to  Krishna Gans
June 24, 2021 3:21 pm

In climate “science” 97% is political.

Steve Case
Reply to  bill Johnston
June 24, 2021 5:03 pm

In climate “science” 97% is bullshit.

Simon
Reply to  bill Johnston
June 24, 2021 5:30 pm

Thats funny coz I have always felt climate science denial is nearly 100% political.

Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 6:46 pm

Denial is an idiotic term.

Doonman
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 7:37 pm

You’re right. People who deny climate science claim that they can see CO2 in the atmosphere, that there are climate tipping points which will cause runaway warming, that the oceans are acidic and that there are only 11 years left to change the weather using tax increases.

All of these people deny current climate science and have nothing but political agendas.

Mr.
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 7:44 pm

The second someone utters “climate science denial”, you know you’re conversing with a low-information individual.

A.K.A. the “Simons” of the world.

Simon
Reply to  Mr.
June 24, 2021 7:47 pm

And when they use the term alarmist?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 8:48 pm

Alarmism is a very legitimate epithet considering the quantity of alarmist “climate” nonsense and failed predictions made by AGW true believers and the media.

Show me one person who “denies climate science”.

Mr.
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 9:17 pm

Would you prefer more descriptive terms such as “doomsday prophet” or “chicken little”?

Both are apt for anyone who goes about indoctrinating kids with conjecture that their future existence is in jeopardy if the air temperature goes up a couple of degrees over their expected lifetimes.

Redge
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 11:35 pm

You’re dealing with well informed people

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 8:45 pm

You’re right. Know they self … your politics cause you to deny actual science and believe in the “consensus” consisting of climate ignoramuses.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 24, 2021 9:05 pm

Try looking in the mirror some time.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 9:52 pm

I can see now why they call you simple Simon … but now I guess Pee-Wee Herman is more appropriate.

I look in the mirror regularly. What do you imagine I’m supposed to see there?

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
June 25, 2021 1:57 pm

Childish putdowns are the domain of a .. well child.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
June 25, 2021 2:38 pm

You’re the one who made the Pee Wee Herman response, son. Try responding like an adult and people will treat you that way.

… so your responses are what? … an unwell child?

TonyG
Reply to  Simon
June 25, 2021 5:55 pm

Knuckles, Simon?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 10:56 pm

A very dangerous thing to say, you might want to try doing that yourself!!!

Greg
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 9:49 pm

We have to spend nearly 100% of our time “denying” the 97% political bullshit that gets called “climate science”.
The fact that appears to be political to you is because you are a product of that political process.

Sadly fighting political indoctrination by simply sticking to factual science is like bring a knife to a gun fight.

Redge
Reply to  Simon
June 24, 2021 11:34 pm

And there lies the problem. It’s all about feeling with you instead of facts.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
June 25, 2021 2:47 am

So was Trump Russia colluuuusion but you knew that or you are stupid 😉

Simon
Reply to  Derg
June 25, 2021 1:58 pm

Tax evasion Derg?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
June 25, 2021 2:39 pm

Now you’re indicating the typical Leftist confusion between “tax evasion” and legitimate tax deductions.

beng135
Reply to  Simon
June 25, 2021 8:32 am

You are sooooooo simple, simon.

Simon
Reply to  beng135
June 25, 2021 1:59 pm

Childish put downs are the domain of someone who has no comeback.

Reply to  bill Johnston
June 25, 2021 12:50 am

In climate “science” 97% is political

You care to demonstrate the difference between any given political theory, and religion?
Corrolary: Prove a difference between any given religion, and systematic population management (politics).

John Larson
Reply to  paranoid goy
June 27, 2021 9:32 pm

A Judgment day.

Reply to  John Larson
June 28, 2021 12:43 am

You mean like the reckoning upon the ‘Conservatives’ as meted out by the evangelical dogma of the ‘Liberals’?
Or maybe we can cite the apocalyptic “shock and awe” visited upon those recalcitrant sandmonkeys with no idea what to do with the oil underneath their feet?
Or what about the Great Second (Third?) Coming of the Coronavirus, as envisioned by our Lord Baal gates and his Holey Profit, Antonchrist Frauci?
Nosirree, I am not awanting of any Judgement any day of my life!

John Larson
Reply to  paranoid goy
June 28, 2021 2:40 am

You asked, clown.

n.n
Reply to  Mike Lowe
June 24, 2021 3:01 pm

Faith as in trust, starting with mom and dad, and teachers, too, is a universal and necessary logical domain.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mike Lowe
June 24, 2021 8:42 pm

Institutional climate science is now completely faith based.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Nick Schroeder
June 24, 2021 4:46 pm

Mark Twain wrote: “Having faith is believing in something you just know ain’t true.”

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Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 24, 2021 4:54 pm

Teach the kiddies all the H. L. Mencken sayings….the guy covered almost the entire spectrum. Also, teach them that the movie, Earth in the Balance, was just a money scam by Al Gore….the earth is fine as far as climate goes….not in the balance at all.

Reply to  Anti-griff
June 24, 2021 6:48 pm

So Florida wasn’t submerged 10 years ago? Dang. I thought north Alabama would be beachfront property by now.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Anti-griff
June 24, 2021 9:52 pm

I think “The Portable Curmudgeon” volumes 1and 2 should be required reading for all students beginning in middle school. An amazing compilation of misanthropic quotes from the world’s best thinkers.

Jay Willis
June 24, 2021 2:24 pm

Place2Be – a charity offering counselling in schools. The irony. How about educating these poor young flowers to evaluate evidence and argument and think for themselves? They’d soon find much more worrying things to occupy their minds, such as how a fraudulent and transparently self-serving minority of charlatans can inflate a curious and peripheral scientific observation into a religious crowd-pleasing charabanc of a moving money trough of such gigantic proportions that it has the almost unstoppable self-generating momentum of a logarithmically expanding bacterial ball accreting every chancer, lefty, greeny and any other would be messiah, professional talker or saviour-of-the-people like a bus distribing free TED talk invitations at a convention for workshy gasbags with a political aspiration.

Steve Case
Reply to  Jay Willis
June 24, 2021 5:08 pm

I might have skipped posting a reply, but “Gasbags” put it over the top (-:

beng135
Reply to  Jay Willis
June 25, 2021 10:26 am

A +100 rant.

dk_
June 24, 2021 2:26 pm

“Children shouldn’t have to have this worry – they have their hopes and dreams, they want to look forward to a bright future but what’s coming at them is about how there isn’t much time left.”

Is there such a thing as mass Munchausen’s by proxy? Cliona Vaughan should be relieved of duties and under investigation for child abuse.

June 24, 2021 2:28 pm

Yep. I have assisted in two successful “interventions” so far. (De-brainwashing of victims of climate alarmism.) “Place2Be” and other psychobabble entities are not the solution. They are part of the problem. So far, I have found that the declared objective of all of the psychology agencies around the world are in lockstep with making this problem worse.

dk_
Reply to  Martin Clark
June 24, 2021 2:42 pm

This looks like putting a terminally ill fatalist in charge of life coaching for severe depressives. Aren’t the Vaughan remarks self-disqualifying in Wales?

Gregory Woods
June 24, 2021 2:36 pm

While the physical dangers posed by climate change are now widely-reported, the potential impact on people’s mental health has not had as much attention.

It is just the opposite. There have been no physical dangers posed by non-existent ACGW. But Alarmists show all of the time that their mental health has been impaired….

gringojay
Reply to  Gregory Woods
June 24, 2021 2:44 pm

Might there be too much self-absorption about mental health?

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Big Al
Reply to  gringojay
June 24, 2021 3:31 pm

I question mental health of believers MSN is real. Climate change another load to feed Tard people. These kids have fake parents themselves slave and worried about statute named Gen Lee. And how about no vaccine people wearing mask to protect people vaccinated ? The not Sick protecting the SICK is mental illness at work.

beng135
Reply to  Big Al
June 25, 2021 10:33 am

Right, ‘cept you got confused:

That mental illness is Christian socialist/marxist/wokism religion in action! Christianity Socialist/marxist/wokism is all about……

There, fixed.

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Big Al
Reply to  beng135
June 27, 2021 6:51 pm

b-135. You fixed nothing for me. Your fix was to reply to my comment. And I agree with the fix. I see that comment gone. God, Country, Family.

Reply to  Big Al
June 28, 2021 1:03 am

Al and Ben both need to consider the origins of both christianity and marxism. You will find the lowest common denominator, if you look with curiosity, rather than faith…
Or is anyone going to argue that communism/ marxism/ bolshevism is not a religion?
People forget; religion is created for the purpose of social coherence, which is a political aim. All socio-economics theories are religions, albeit with gods the “unbelievers” only recognise in jest or sarcasm. Or in conspiracy theories. Like Mammon. Or doctors. Or economic growth.

TonyG
Reply to  Big Al
June 25, 2021 11:52 am

Anthony & Mods – is this sort of language acceptable here? It’s not the first time I’ve seen it from AB.

TonyG
Reply to  TonyG
June 25, 2021 11:52 am

Moderators don’t always see comments so ‘kill’ to force it. See above.

Redge
Reply to  gringojay
June 24, 2021 11:45 pm

Whilst acknowledging some people today feign mental health issues at the drop of a hat, mental health is no laughing matter.

I would suggest those that lied about their age to go to war had an idealised image of war.

Don’t forget many of those veterans returned from war with genuine mental health issues.

YallaYPoora Kid
June 24, 2021 2:37 pm

This is the battle front by ideologues of the Socialist / Marxist agenda – indoctrination of the young so they grow up to be little replicas blaming conservative thinking people and history of the west for the perceived ills of the world.
Fear of destruction is the greatest driver used by those who wish to persuade.

n.n
June 24, 2021 2:55 pm

None of you are viable and your little dogs, too… wicked.

Another science and statistics defying 50 shades of some modern cargo cult, social project, or projected phobia per chance pandemic masking reality past, present, and clinical.

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beng135
Reply to  n.n
June 25, 2021 10:38 am

Classic:

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June 24, 2021 3:24 pm

Just look at Greta. Can we hold Dr. Mann and Prof. Naomi Oreskes responsible? Also for a majority of child suicides?

alastair gray
Reply to  Curious George
June 24, 2021 4:02 pm

Greta has every right to rage at those who stole her childhood, but she is venting her anger at the wrong people.. Mann, Oreskes OBama Biden,Johnson all deserve to be in the dock charged with whatever crime the lawyers can conjure up.

In feeding the climate frenzy they have wrought untold damage to the wellbeing of the world and maybe in the future they can be held accountable

Steve Case
Reply to  alastair gray
June 24, 2021 5:11 pm

Greta has every right to rage at those who stole her childhood, but she is venting her anger at the wrong people.

B I N G O !

Greg
Reply to  Steve Case
June 24, 2021 9:58 pm

She should be screaming at her parents: how DARE YOU !

Climate believer
Reply to  alastair gray
June 25, 2021 1:27 am

Stole her childhood, you’re not serious?

Come on, a bit of perspective, don’t fall into the trap.

Doonman
Reply to  Curious George
June 24, 2021 7:45 pm

Boycotting school to fight for “science” is absolutely the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of.

AlexBerlin
Reply to  Curious George
June 24, 2021 9:56 pm

Only worthless toxic persons unfit to live commit suicide. Good riddance, then!

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Redge
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 24, 2021 11:55 pm

Only worthless toxic persons unfit to live commit suicide. 

What a disgusting thing to say.

Clearly, you don’t understand mental health.

I know of one person who came from a poor family, was very popular, worked her way through school and university to achieve a PhD in a science subject. She is incredibly intelligent, plays piano, volleyball at a high level, speaks 5 languages, etc

What nobody knew about her was she was a victim of child abuse and made several genuine attempts to commit suicide.

After many years of therapy, she came through.

Whilst she will never be “normal”, whatever that means, she has learned to cope with what happened and speaks freely about the horrors she went through to help others.

Not only that, but she has made significant contributions to her field and as a scientist does not accept the CAGW nonsense.

She’s a remarkable human being.

The world is a better place for her being alive.

Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 25, 2021 1:15 am

Dude! Who sent you to contaminate this site with your hate speech and bigotry? Gads, never thought I’ll ever actually use the term “hate speech” but you are really something!

Notanacademic
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 25, 2021 1:20 am

You and I are very different, I have never been more grateful to be so different from some one else.

Derg
Reply to  AlexBerlin
June 25, 2021 2:52 am

You are a human turd 🙁

Gary Pearse
June 24, 2021 3:50 pm

The children don’t have the right people looking after them. Some kind of simple booklet with easy to understand charts that the students can draw their own conclusions from. —-“Does it look like droughts are increasing in this official figure?”
– “…tornados?…floods..?”
“Did you know Scotland used to have a wine industry during the MWP, much like France, Italy today which are much further to the south”

‘Here is a photo of a 4000yr old tree trunk still rooted in place at the Canadian Arctic shore near Tuktoyaktuk an Inuit town. The dead tree is over 100km north of the modern day tree line. “What can you say about the climate enjoyed by this old tree compared to that of the modern treeline to the south?”…Greenland settlement during MWP, abandonment over 300 years later in the Little Ice Age.. .. New York harbor froze over during the US War of Independence and a squad of US soldiers removed cannons stored in a Manhattan warehouse at night under the noses of the British and rolled them on the ice all the way to the New Jersey shore… the Bosphorus in Turkey froze over during that time… ⅓ of Finns died of cold and starvation in the LIA….

Dennis G Sandberg
Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 24, 2021 10:04 pm

Careful now, all those facts might be hurting someone’s feelings although not their belief in environment justice.

JC Collins
June 24, 2021 4:04 pm

Young people will ALWAYS be unsure, nervous, concerned. It is the way of their people! FFS, does no-one remember high school?
Being shy in front of the scary gurls? (As a boi, it’s a different level of scary. Gurls can poke at you with a stick and run away into a giggling horde, cause it’s different)
There’s always something to be afraid of.
Back in the 70s I was afraid of demonetization of Social Security, government debt. I have learned to face my fears. Mostly. Gurls are still scary.

n.n
Reply to  JC Collins
June 24, 2021 5:05 pm

They are known to spread cooties, the highly infectious amore… uh, “virus”. The good old days. That said, the reciprocity of life: boy chases girl chases boy.

Redge
Reply to  JC Collins
June 24, 2021 11:57 pm

Jawohl mein führer

Mr. Lee
June 24, 2021 4:23 pm

BBC doesn’t back down from their climate change alarmism. BBC simply report that kids need more therapy to help them “deal with it.”

Paul Johnson
June 24, 2021 4:28 pm

This seems like a repeat of the “Nuclear Winter” hysteria fomented during the Reagan administration, and by the same left-wing zealots willing to cruelly manipulate children for political purposes.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Paul Johnson
June 24, 2021 11:12 pm

As I have said before here, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol-Pot, ALL knew they must reach out to the kiddies to obtain control over adults, fear still is & always will be a very powerful weapon in life!!!

TonyL
June 24, 2021 5:05 pm

You are doing it wrong.
Climate fear is just step #1. We need to build on what we have.
The Next Step:
Duck and Cover.
Nuclear war with China and Russia is inevitable now. Cities destroyed, hundreds of millions dead, all in one day. Life for the survivors will be so horrible that the living will envy the dead.
Practice Nuclear Attack procedures. Duck and Cover drills in all the schools. Education and constant warnings about the dangers of radioactive fallout. We can have the little ones waking up in the middle of the night screaming in terror in no time.

WHAT!!!
You think my fun plan with nuclear war propaganda and “education” is cruel and immoral?
Then why did you allow exactly the same thing with with “Climate Science”.

Andy Pattullo
June 24, 2021 5:13 pm

A crime is being committee in broad daylight by the people pushing the climate catastrophe myth. There is no objective evidence for any of it, just a mild gentle warming which by any measure has been beneficial. Nothing bad has happened, and there is no evidence except in useless climate models that anything bad will happen. But the liars are poisoning the mind and the future of our youth for their own self interest. There should ultimately be a reckoning and it should not be gentle for those who participate in this charade given the massive harm being done.

4 Eyes
June 24, 2021 5:16 pm

What are their hopes and dreams? My guess is they want to enjoy the lifestyle that cheap reliable energy has brought to the world. Shut down fossil fuels or find away of living with them or just just go nuclear. Decisions, damned decisions.

Stephen Philbrick
June 24, 2021 5:23 pm

Do you think ANYONE at the BBC feels any guilt for contributing to the nonsense?

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
June 24, 2021 11:16 pm

No, none whatsoever, the BBC has become diseased & infected by the intellectual elites, they know what is best for everyone!!! The BBC has become a mouthpiece for the intellectual elites!!!

Kpar
June 24, 2021 5:34 pm

“Young people ‘feel hopeless’ ”
That’s the plan, Stan.

observa
June 24, 2021 5:44 pm

“Plaid Cymru said it wanted new guidance for teachers and funding for eco projects focused on pupils’ wellbeing.”

Hey don’t forget our snouts in the taxpayer trough here green blob and share the wealth creation.

Gordon A. Dressler
June 24, 2021 6:12 pm

I feel a lot of anxiety over climate change. I am anxious for someone—anyone!—to set forth an objective, quantitative and unambiguous definition of the phrase “climate change” and the extent to which it applies over the entire Earth.

Anybody care to take a shot at it?

You know . . . to relieve my anxiety, of course.

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Thomas Dobson
June 24, 2021 6:20 pm

So the little,darlings are feeling anxious about climate change are they? They should be thanking their luck, they could be worrying about nuclear war. They had us in the hallways in school heads between our knees kissing our asses goodbye. I joined the Airforce and went to Defcon 0 once a month in Germany wearing my NBCW suit with gas mask. This generation, the poor little shits have to worry about warmer weather? On yer bike ya whingin pussies. Wake me when you see the white flash.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Thomas Dobson
June 24, 2021 7:51 pm

I know. When I lived in England as a kid, we called it sh!t weather. So I became a climate refugee and found somewhere a bit warmer – California.

September, 2019, I came over to England with my gf for what was described as a heatwave as it might have hit the 80s. We were staying in the lovely town of Marlborough, Wiltshire and on the Saturday morning, the town, with the widest High Street of any town in England was absolutely packed almost solid with the locals enjoying the higher temperatures and sunshine. My Japanese gf had never been to England before and, bless her, she thought they were all tourists. It still makes me laugh.

So what do you reckon, 97% of the locals had a wonderful day in the sunshine and then watched the BBC tell them they were going to die of global warming that evening and believed it? Truth is stranger than fiction innit?

ray g
June 24, 2021 7:12 pm

It takes a village to raise a child. Old white men and stories of wisdom have been shut out.
Maybe the problem.

Abolition Man
June 24, 2021 7:33 pm

The children are being frightened intentionally by their neo-Marxist educators! It is a very important part of the training of sheep to teach them to be afraid; then they will run to their herders whenever things get scawy!
Look at the dempanic hysteria! Just like with global warming, the virus was a minor problem with easy solutions like ivermectin readily at hand. But the PTB wanted to test their new mRNA technology and breed obedience and docility into the plebes!
If GangGreen really believed CO2 was the problem, they would be pushing nuclear energy as a solution! If the world health bodies and elites wanted to stop the ChiCom virus in it’s tracks, they would have utilized therapeutics like ivermectin and HCQ! Instead they decimated the middle class and small businesses of the Western democracies while making the largest wealth and power grab in history, and they only had to kill a few million people to do it!
They did get lots of sheep properly trained though. Come on, Simon! Say “baaaa!”

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Theresa W Chavez
June 24, 2021 9:02 pm

How can schools give our children the ability to think critically, so that they can see through the dark science of climate warning, rather than instilling and scaring them with unproven alarmist and imminent doomsday predictions.

But fortunately, many carmakers, such as Ford, have been aware of their social responsibilities and been devoted to make their models more energy-efficient.

Pat from kerbob
June 24, 2021 10:14 pm

As I have noted before, everyone stating we face extinction should be arrested and jailed.

I recommend that parents and family of people who have committed suicide over these claims immediately go and find those responsible.

Crime against humanity.

Redge
June 24, 2021 11:30 pm

We used to scare kids with the bogey man which had the effect of making kids wary of strangers.

Now we traumatise kids with the weather.

Vincent Causey
June 25, 2021 12:00 am

“Empowering support” is code for radicalising them to get involved in even more climate protests. The more sensible thing would be to tamp down the alarmism currently being fed to children. Even going back to IPCC source material would be a huge improvement, rather than trumpeting nonsense being pumped out by fanatical organisations like XR and Greenpeace.

Craig from Oz
June 25, 2021 12:12 am

In other Welsh news applications to become Replacement Greta are now open.

Applicants should be aged 12 to 14, smug and have a CV completely devoid of life experience.

Ability to talk without emotion considered an advantage.

June 25, 2021 1:03 am

I remember the first time I saw a movie on whale hunting. They should not be allowed to make little preteen boys that angry, or make them cry that hard.
But, we all grew up out of it, didn’t we? Saw bigger pictures and positive actions and just generally we tend not to burst into tears for news photos much.
Which brings me around to the first comment I made today, how the Bolsheviks are purposely infantilising the population, keep them emotionally unballanced.
Because youngsters are communist by their very biological nature, and easy to exploit.
Nobody seems to be growing up no more…
P.S. Reviewing before posting and a thought jumps afore: The cancer industry is the weapon whereby they actually interfere with the entire population’s hormones. Like Roundup and the endless synthetic hormones in our food… we are literally being fed communism.

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ozspeaksup
June 25, 2021 2:41 am

the surprise is more havent topped emselves really
starting the agit prop for co2 hysteria at preschool and getting worse all the time, enforced brainwashing by curriculum.
what did they expect to happen ?

Peta of Newark
June 25, 2021 3:42 am

Kids don’t need ’empower’

Kids need role models who are:

  • Empathetic
  • Honest in all matters large and small
  • Self confident
  • Not constantly stressed by work, money and Government
  • Possessed of time that they can devote to their own and other people’s children
  • Not chronically depressed via a diet of sugar, booze, Trash TV and antisocial media

In other words, kids need what EVERY girl in this whole world is looking for when she goes dating
Kids need people around them with a GSOH

One such person did ‘bubble up to the surface’ recently
Donald J Trump
That what happened to him is the real measure of how much shyte we are all really in

‘Climate’ is symptomatic

Bruce Cobb
June 25, 2021 5:07 am

Remember the 10:10 climate video “No Pressure”? Says it all, really, where the heads of the Climate Liars are at. Oops! Talk about an own-goal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_Greenhouse_Gas_Initiative#/media/File:RGGI_member_states.svg

Olen
June 25, 2021 7:35 am

Schools teaching doom to children to get them on board at an early age are teaching what they don’t know is true. All they are accomplishing is abusing children that should be concerned with the ABCs to prepare for adult life. And enjoying life.

The standard of excellence should be held to schools, the BBC and other media except there is no standard. And I didn’t mention government representation.

Tom Abbott
June 25, 2021 6:45 pm

From the article: “Young people who feel “hopeless and paralysed” by fears about climate change need help and support, mental health experts have said.”

Yes, they do. They should all be directed towards WUWT and similar websites, to calm their fears.

At WUWT, we can show the young people that they have nothing to fear about climate change but fear itself. There is no climate emergency. That’s a figment of Alarmists’ imagination.

The best piece of advice: Don’t buy the Snake oil the Climate Alarmists are trying to sell you. The Truth will set you free, and you will find the truth about the Earth’s climate at WUWT.

PaulH
June 26, 2021 10:06 am

Ideological child abuse. Why does the Green Blob hate children so much?

July 1, 2021 2:39 pm

Blame oil for the world populating to 8 billion.

Oil was the cause of transportation, medical, and communication infrastructures.

After the discovery of oil a few hundred years ago, we created various modes of transportation, a medical industry, and electronics and communications systems. The oil that reduced infant mortality, extended longevity to more than 80+ and allowed the world to populate to 8 billion, is now required to provide the food, medical, and communications to maintain and grow that population.

https://www.eurasiareview.com/21062021-blame-oil-for-the-world-populating-to-8-billion-oped/

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