British Government Dumps Climate Propaganda into Turkmenistan Schools

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

A gift for radicals? The British Government believes dumping 7000 books likely full of climate propaganda into the schools of a country which borders Taliban controlled Afghanistan will help make the world a better place.

The British Embassy in Turkmenistan donates 7,000 books on climate change to schools

The British Embassy in Ashgabat celebrated the Day of Knowledge and Student Youth, by donating 7,000 books on climate change to schools around Ashgabat.From:British Embassy AshgabatPublished13 September 2021

On 1 September 2021, the British Embassy in Ashgabat celebrated Turkmenistan’s Day of Knowledge and Student Youth by donating more than 7,000 books on climate change, dual translated in English and Turkmen, to the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan. The books will be distributed in schools and education centres around Ashgabat.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire action ahead of COP26. The decisions we make now will directly impact our ability to safeguard the environment for future generations and, by working together on climate action. We hope that this book, which has already gained international popularity, will be of interest to both young people and adults in Turkmenistan, as a valuable resource around the shared challenges of climate change and an educational tool that can help develop English language skills.

These beautifully illustrated books explain the history, dangers and problems of global warming, the causes and consequences of climate disruption, heat waves, floods and other extreme weather conditions in an accessible and interesting way. They illustrate the dangers that climate change poses to our environment, and solutions of the future – sustainable agriculture, new green technologies and other ways that we tackle this most pressing of global issues, together.

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The British Government advises that travellers in Turkmenistan do not face a high risk of terrorism. Let us hope the British Government’s gift of climate propaganda for Turkmenistan’s children does not change this situation.

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Ron Long
September 13, 2021 10:32 am

Great! Turkmenistan has the world’s fourth largest reserves of natural gas, so they can use this gas to burn the books. Win-Win!

Reply to  Ron Long
September 13, 2021 10:52 am

No, compost

Reply to  Ron Long
September 13, 2021 11:44 am

Books about “How To Survive Earthquakes” for kids in that part of the world would be more beneficial, methinks.

September 13, 2021 10:33 am

A quick check tells me 

“Turkmenistan is rich in hydrocarbon resources. According to official figures, Turkmenistan’s resource base is approximately 71.64 billion tons of oil equivalent, including 53 billion tons located in onshore fields and 18.21 billion tons in the Caspian Sea. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 indicates that Turkmenistan has 600 million barrels of proven oil reserves and 19.5 trillion cubic meters in proven reserves of natural gas. “

The US has just thrown in the towel on bringing Turkmenistan oil through a ‘stabilised’ Afghanistan. (Yes I know they didn’t tell you that).

“Pipeline Politics: Oil, gas and the US interest in Afghanistan

…Afghanistan has long had a key place in US plans to secure control of the vast but landlocked oil and gas reserves of Central Asia.”

And now our man in Ashgabat is giving 7,000 books on climate change to schools, presumably in the hope it might persuade future Turkmenis to keep those resources in the ground/seabed.

Given the events of the last 20 years, the secret agenda in central Asia, it’s like slapping sleepy Joe round the face.

If only he were awake to notice it.

Reply to  fretslider
September 13, 2021 11:02 am

…Afghanistan has long had a key place in US plans to secure control of the vast but landlocked oil and gas reserves of Central Asia.” 

China will now take control.

September 13, 2021 10:34 am

The best way to immunize the poor guys.
Like they did it in Afghanistan.
Rather bold.

September 13, 2021 10:34 am

The Long March of the Left now includes the Long March of the Greens in UK education. What do you think is Chapter 2 in GCSE (age 16) Science? The Big Bang, Evolution, DNA? No, it is Air Pollution!

More generally the UK education system is obsessed with topicality, foundations are no longer taught, who do they think they are to corrupt overseas nationals with this Green Crap? Especially in developing countries, who need to learn how the world works, and the vital role played by fossil fuels.

Reply to  climanrecon
September 13, 2021 10:54 am

Not to worry, China will do the real science from now on and play video games on the weekend.

September 13, 2021 11:05 am

It’s the surplus British made 2,000 pound dumb weapon. Using this will set your country back generations.

September 13, 2021 11:26 am

I was so hoping that headline was going to stop after the words “climate change” but no, they had to spoil things

September 13, 2021 11:29 am

Right into the family stove.

September 13, 2021 11:54 am

There’s no shortage of taxpayers’ money when it comes to climate change and propaganda.

I saw a brilliant phrase in a comment on this site a few days ago: “The woke man’s burden.”

I really wish the UK government would concentrate on the UK and its citizens rather than proselytising around the world.

Reply to  Rusty
September 13, 2021 1:31 pm

Well,somehow you have to export the new world (order) religion.
Globalization is not just about corporations,the UN,global spying (nsa – 5 eyes) .
It also needs a new religion that makes people so scared that they are willing to pay a global tax for their sins(voluntary ).

And this news here fits 100% with the recent news that said that main job of the british secret services now is to make sure that the biggest co2 “polluters” follow the emission guidelines.
(and i’ m pretty sure that those countries who do not follow will be blessed with protests and revolutions until a climate woke runs the country.
As the mi6 and cia have a fantastic track record of removing unwanted rulers all around the world (mossadeq,lumumba,noriega,saddam,ghaddafi etc etc))
and replac8ng them with Bidens we can expect several political changes and embargos all around the world till 2030.

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John F Hultquist
September 13, 2021 11:59 am

FLOP-COP 26 needed a distraction.

The lesson is that when properly formulated — paper doesn’t refuse ink.

September 13, 2021 12:24 pm

Isn’t it wonderful? Saving the planet is so…so…noble. Send the griffter along as an Ambassador…no, wait, ….send Prince Andrew…he needs a comeback.

September 13, 2021 12:31 pm

And as an added bonus we are sending Prince Charles to read to the madrasah children about the new religion.

Peta of Newark
September 13, 2021 12:31 pm

I’m so struggling to get my head around…..
Quote:”The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire action ahead of COP26″

joining forces with civil society’

What does that mean, what is the implication there esp when it’s tied in with Climate Science?

gives me the creeps

September 13, 2021 12:39 pm


September 13, 2021 12:52 pm

So Eric have you read the book? Maybe it’s full of accurate facts, not propaganda.

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Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 1:01 pm

Which would be worse – the tautology or the propaganda?

Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 13, 2021 1:53 pm

My question still stands. How do you know what’s in it is propaganda, if you haven’t read it?

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 2:47 pm

UK Govt and a book about climate change = nonsensical propaganda about a non-problem.
There you go Simon, you’re welcome.

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
September 13, 2021 10:03 pm

Always good to see an open mind.

Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 11:33 pm

Always great to see a total fool making a fool of himself in public eh Simon?

read my bit about the Stans above, and you will see what a fool you are.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 11:52 pm

The reason I’m a sceptic who knows CAGW is a scam is precisely because I have an open mind. I did my own research and read around the subject over 20 years ago. The stuff peddled by the likes of Mikey Mann convinced me that the whole CAGW hypothesis is junk.
I don’t brainlessly follow the “See-Oh-Too is Evil” train. Unlike some people, Simon.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 11:56 pm

I presume you’ve read it Simon.
Can you point out the bits you think sceptics such as I would agree with?
Ta muchly.

old engineer
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 13, 2021 2:16 pm


Very astute observation. An easy interpretation of the book’s message by the jihadists: “Look what the Infidels have done to world. We are all going to die from climate change! Death to the Infidels!” Great recruiting manual supplied by the West.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 2:46 pm

All you have to do is read the description of the book on the UK Govt site: the book is full of twaddle.

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
September 13, 2021 10:04 pm

Right. Specifically?

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 11:53 pm

Well, specifically, all of it.

Reply to  Simon
September 13, 2021 11:31 pm

simple Simon as usual has no idea what life is like in the Stans, just like no idea how it is in Russia.
What a twat!

Those places are Kleptocracies, keeping a very rich corrupt ex-soviet elite in power.
Who says oil & gas in the ex-USSR, means corruption, theft and authoritarian guff.
It’s true in Turkmen, Kazak, Bashkir, Tartar, and of course Afghan, with a nice mix like “melt-down” Grozny and that muslim lunatic in Chechnya, who routinely supplies his crazy mercenaries all over the place.

The native populations of such countries are only interested in survival which means making a living putting up tower blocks in Moscow region, and wiring the funds home….until of course the rouble halved in value making them work double the time for the same money.

The largest sources of funding for such countries are incoming cash transfers.

As for simple Simon, why do you bother, you total plonker!
The British are stupid enough to send English books around the world to be used in Russian or Tajik speaking schools….
stupid does as stupid is – Bojo in plonkerdom as usual like his failed crap as London’s mayor.

Reply to  pigs_in_space
September 13, 2021 11:41 pm

I forgot to mention Uzbekistan… a nightmare corrupt authoritarian state since as long as I can remember.

We have the trains from such places coming thru our city.
(trans sib route).
The one common denominator is the sheer poverty of ordinary people from such places, which is why the local migration office was always packed with queues of them applying for work visa extensions.

I can see them sitting down with their kids reading some ridiculous tosh from the British…oh yes….meanwhile the British council, which was an excellent organisation got closed down..
..and the BBC world service is just another AGW propaganda outlet, pumping out crap every day 24/365.

Even British expats don’t listen to the bullshit broadcasting any more.

September 13, 2021 1:29 pm

But don’t use us (UK) as any policy example………………


Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops BlowingHeavy reliance on wind power, coupled with a shortage of natural gas, has led to a spike in energy prices
The U.K. has leaned on wind power as it aims to slash carbon emissions.
By Joe Wallace
Sept. 13, 2021
Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing.
The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind.
Natural-gas prices, already boosted by the pandemic recovery and a lack of fuel in storage caverns and tanks, hit all-time highs. Thermal coal, long shunned for its carbon emissions, has emerged from a long price slump as utilities are forced to turn on backup power sources.
The episode underscored the precarious state the region’s energy markets face heading into the long European winter. The electricity price shock was most acute in the U.K., which has leaned on wind farms to eradicate net carbon emissions by 2050. Prices for carbon credits, which electricity producers need to burn fossil fuels, are at records, too.

Mike Lowe
September 13, 2021 1:33 pm

That’s an act of terrorism in itself!

September 13, 2021 1:53 pm
  • I hope there is no uncertainty in those books. Otherwise you’re breeding a generation of climate change skeptics. Teaching global warming, and 97% consensus.
  • – – – – – – – –

Uncertainty on climate change in textbooks linked to uncertainty in students

A new study from North Carolina State University suggests textbook wording that portrays climate change information as uncertain can influence how middle and high school students feel about the information, even for students who say they already know about climate change and its human causes.

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Textbooks of Doubt, Tested: The Effect of a Denialist Framing on Adolescents’ Certainty about Climate Change

In U.S. school settings and materials, climate change is often framed as an uncertain phenomenon. However, the effect of such denialist representations on youth’s perceptions of
climate change has not been empirically tested. To address this gap in the literature, this paper reports on a survey-based experiment testing two framings of uncertainty about the
causes and effects of climate change—one with a high level of uncertainty and one with a low level of uncertainty—on students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to climate

September 13, 2021 2:17 pm

Weird, my OSOWOG post sank into the slurry.

September 13, 2021 3:56 pm

Don’t worry, if what is in the 7,000 books is not found in the Qur’an or is in conflict with the Qur’an, they will be ignored or more probably burnt. Turkmeni Children will be protected from the Climate Propaganda.

September 13, 2021 7:53 pm

In the Public Service , you must spend it , never mind what on .
Yes Minister , we have fulfilled the budget requirements .

layor nala
September 13, 2021 11:50 pm

It’s a cruel world. Effectively, they will have more kids with stress, anxiety and suicide. Maybe this is their ultimate aim.

Matthew Sykes
September 14, 2021 1:26 am

Great, they have some toilet paper now.

September 14, 2021 4:44 am

Does Turkmenistan teach their children using english language books?

Giordano Milton
September 14, 2021 6:34 am

Books make good fuel, too. Just like burning buffalo chips.

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