Climate Activists Stepping Up Efforts to Ensnare YOUR Children

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Having failed to win over adults, climate activists appear to be stepping up efforts to impress their viewpoint on children entrusted to their care, with strategies ranging from climate themed early learning stories to activism workshops for teenagers.

Get them young;

Why Children’s Stories Are a Powerful Tool to Fight Climate Change

Why you can trust us

MAREK OZIEWICZ 6 MIN READJAN 14, 2022

The power of children’s stories resides largely in its audience: in how open young people are to new ideas. Their drive to experiment is familiar to any parent: Children invent new words, do things differently, and ask “why” about pretty much everything we adults take for granted.

For teachers, children’s noncompliant curiosity is at once a source of delight and frustration. We know this curiosity lies at the heart of learning, and we strive to keep it alive by pushing against educational systems built on factory-model standardization. And while some dismiss youth “rebelliousness” as a stage—something to grow out of—what if it is really a refusal to comply with the wrong ways of doing things that adults have acquiesced to?

In this time of climate change and biodiversity loss, children’s ability to imagine alternatives to the way things are may be the most powerful force for the socioeconomic transformation we need. It is childlike curiosity that allows youth climate activists like Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Greta Thunberg to imagine that people like you and me, together, can change the system to work for the planet. It is childlike honesty that empowers young climate strikers to say, much like the child in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” that adults are caught up in self-serving illusions about eternal growth in the market economy. And it really takes a childlike power to believe that a sustainable, equitable, and multi-species future is achievable even as corporations are fracking like there’s no tomorrow.

Imagine that we teach climate literacy from kindergarten all the way up to high school and across all subject areas. Imagine we give our students story-rich examples to help them understand what is at stake and how they can be agents of change. Imagine we also empower them with vocabulary and concepts to articulate visions of sustainable, equitable futures. And imagine we give our teachers a resource where they can find books, films, apps, and other formats—including lesson plans—for teaching climate literacy effectively.

We do this because we recognize that in our current socioeconomic system, any meaningful action on climate change is indeed a childish dream. But if this childishness—its audacity, directness, and hope—is the only way forward, addressing climate change is eminently a job for children’s stories.

Read more: https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2022/01/14/climate-change-childrens-stories

Teenage workshops to turn out more kids who think like Greta Thunberg;

Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

January 14, 2022 by World Economic Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.

Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA

  • More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey.
  • 75% described the future as “frightening”.
  • Despite the lack of action from global governments, young people are taking action.

Governments around the world must protect the mental health of young people by taking action against climate change, a study from The Lancet Planetary Health has concluded.

What are young people doing to help solve the crisis?

Regardless of the perceived government inaction, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel are training up a generation by giving them the tools to make a difference.

YOUTHTOPIA offers on-the-ground local workshops and training for young people who want to become “changemakers”. YOUTHTOPIA is the second project from the pair after they helped bring about a ban on single-use plastic bags six years ago in Bali – a movement called Bye Bye Plastic Bags.

Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every day for three weeks in August 2018 to protest the lack of action on climate change. As a result, she launched the Fridays for Future school climate strikes

Read more: https://europeansting.com/2022/01/14/climate-change-inadequate-governmental-response-is-causing-climate-anxiety-in-young-people/

Our kids are not “powerful tools” for others to use, to further a political agenda which parents have largely rejected.

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Tom Halla
January 15, 2022 10:10 am

They really want a Red Guard group like Mao used in the Cultural Revolution. When someone is advocating for terrorism and chaos, it would seem much more advisable to deal with the advocates rather than use their methods.

Gerald Hanner
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 15, 2022 1:05 pm

Well yes. And Bill Ayres, infamous domestic terrorist from a few decades back, takes the same view. At first, Ayres took the head-on approach but then he realized that focusing his attacks on the young and impressionable was a better, although slower way to go. On that philosophy he got an Ed.D degree from University of Illinois-Chicago and has been patiently infiltrating both the teaching side of this equation and the student side. The student side is young and impressionable; the teaching side is just gullible and not well equipped to think about what they are doing.

Wes Warner
Reply to  Gerald Hanner
January 15, 2022 5:38 pm

“…. not well equipped to think about what they are doing.”
Do you mean teachers are stupid, criminal. or insane?

Steven lonien
Reply to  Wes Warner
January 21, 2022 8:37 am

Teachers of 1919 betz limits physics law promote “no new invention possible”promoting oil and now nuclear energy.that funds electing more branwashing.sciance .
Kennedy was assainated when he found out constitution compremized. By oil interests in his last speach

Kenji
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 15, 2022 2:04 pm

Children will not own anything … and like it! No crap, Chinese-made toys for YOU!

Doc Chuck
Reply to  Kenji
January 15, 2022 3:05 pm

Excellent Kenji. Bring the various sacrifices vocally down to these recruited young about what such imagined stories (as this ‘worrisome’ climate change narrative has been since its inception) will cost them in the denial of many favored playthings/treats once enjoyed by children like them that must now be denied them (even to leaving them twiddling their thumbs) according to their newly adopted notions. This will introduce the concept of cost/benefit analysis to their embrace of each assertion of necessity.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 16, 2022 2:44 am

“They really want a Red Guard group like Mao used in the Cultural Revolution.”

I see where the EPA has just announced the hiring of 1,000 “climate activists”. No doubt, they will be employed in propagandizing the public, including the children, and in intimidating the climate change skeptics.

If Biden’s “Build Back Better” bill had passed, AOC would get to hire 1.5 million climate change activists. Fortunately, Build Back Better is a non-starter, so it looks like we are only going to get stuck with 1,000 new, paid climate activists.

Trump can fire all of them after the next election. Maybe Congress can fire them when Republicans take over in Jan. 2023. Maybe Trump will be Speaker of the House in Jan. 2023.

We can hope, can’t we. Yes, we can!

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Ron Long
January 15, 2022 10:23 am

The unholy alliance between teachers unions and woke politicians is designed to intercede in the traditional parent-child awareness cycle. I have seen studies that say “you are what environment you were in when you were 7 years old”, and also by age 11 or 12 peer groups are more important for cultural adjustment than actual family. The current crop of brain washed children may have difficulty sorting out reality for themselves, but eventually the CAGW theme will dissipate, like maybe after a Little Ice Age?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Ron Long
January 15, 2022 12:05 pm

No chance Ron. They’ve already bought into “global warming causes global cooling”.

KentN
January 15, 2022 10:26 am

In the Oziewicz Yes! portion of this post is the following link:
Why you can trust us https://www.yesmagazine.org/about/editorial-policies-and-standards
It is an interesting read. They invite diverse viewpoints. I suspect they mean people that think like them, but perhaps we should take them at their word and give them feedback and a different perspective. There are many readers here at WUWT that could provide authoritative and well documented counterarguments.
They say:
“We know we can have an even greater impact in the world when readers bring their thoughts, ideas, and expertise to the table. We are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints, and other feedback. You may help us develop an individual story or line of coverage, answer questions that a story may raise, identify related or under-covered issues, and teach us about new and diverse sources, experts, and perspectives.”

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  KentN
January 15, 2022 7:09 pm

They invite diverse viewpoints. I suspect they mean people that think like them”

Right. Just like Inclusion means Exclusion of white people, “cultural centers” aren’t for white students, etc.

Garboard
January 15, 2022 10:31 am

Since climate scientists think like children might as well teach children to think like climate scientists

Kenji
Reply to  Garboard
January 15, 2022 2:07 pm

Everything my children WANT is settled science. Their teachers says they need an iPad Pro … NOW! And with enough memory to run complex warming programs. And they’re holding their breath till they get it.

Pat from kerbob
January 15, 2022 10:34 am

The left has always understood children are empty vessels waiting to be filled.
Lenin would be so proud.
All we can do is hope they grow up with basic bs detection skills.
My kids are 12 and 14 and I constantly arm them against this crap

Voltron
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 15, 2022 3:54 pm

Yeah I was a bit concerned that my 2 year old in daycare was getting similar ‘well meaning’ information. If you don’t fill your own child with ideology, someone else happily will

LdB
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 15, 2022 4:39 pm

Their problem is children grow up and learn the lessons of hard knocks how to spot junk and snake oil salesmen.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  LdB
January 15, 2022 7:10 pm

Some do, some don’t.

M Courtney
January 15, 2022 10:43 am

If the Greens want to teach children the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes, I’m all in favour.

Kenji
Reply to  M Courtney
January 15, 2022 2:10 pm

Dead white men’s fables are no longer taught. Now they are taught “Shaniqua saves a Banyan Tree”

Rud Istvan
January 15, 2022 10:46 am

Brainwashing children does not avoid the fact that none of their predictions have come true. And eventually even misled children will notice that themselves.

’Children won’t know snow’. But they do.
‘Polar bears are endangered.’ But they aren’t.
‘Pacific islands will disappear.’ But they haven’t.
’Arctic summer sea ice will vanish.’ But it hasn’t.
’Renewables are cost effective.’ But they aren’t.
And so on. Warmunist failures are inescapable.

Simon
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 15, 2022 12:05 pm

’Children won’t know snow’. But they do… Dumb stuff said on both sides… I don’t think any person with any idea in the debate took that seriously.
‘Polar bears are endangered.’ But they aren’t… Well that depends who you talk to. If you listen to the canine expert Susan C you would think they are invading the world in large numbers.
‘Pacific islands will disappear.’ But they haven’t… Tell that to Tonga Today. As the sea level rises and it is, low islands will become increasingly at risk from events like today.
’Arctic summer sea ice will vanish.’ But it hasn’t… YetOh boy, take a look at this graph and tell me Arctic ice is not in decline. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
’Renewables are cost effective.’ But they aren’t… Depends whether you include all the costs including long term influence of a heating planet.
And so on. Warmunist failures are inescapable… And denier failures are too. Like I said, if you want to cherry pick there is dumb stuff said on both sides. But it was predicted if we increased CO2, that the planet would warm , it has and that sea level would rise, it has and that the ice would melt is has. there’s three pretty key predictions that have come true.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 12:20 pm

It’s always been fascinating how failed predictions are always dismissed as silly things that nobody ever took seriously.

Once again, Simon has to lie about what someone else has said in order to refute his own lie. Dr. Crawford (Also notice how Simon dismisses the credentials of those who are outside the club) never said that Polar Bears are invading the world. Never said anything close to that. What she has done is point out that Polar Bears are doing well, and that unlike the lies of your side, have never depended on summer ice to survive.

Ohh, a newspaper story to prove a scientific point. Are you really that desperate? I guess you must be since the actual science shows that most Pacific islands are getting bigger, not smaller.

I love how the alarmists like to start their ice graphs at the coldest point in the last 100 years. However, the low point in ice was set over 12 years ago, and those lows haven’t been challenged since.

There are no costs to a warming planet. All the changes so far have been beneficial. There has been no increase in heat waves, droughts, floods, wild fires, or any of the other failed predictions of the warmunists.

And once again, Simon drags out his standard false equivalencies in order to distract from the embarrassment of failed predictions.

And to conclude, Simon has to proclaim that if it has warmed, CO2 must have done it. If ice has melted, CO2 is what caused it.
Then again, Simon has never demonstrated any familiarity with either science or the scientific method.

Mr.
Reply to  MarkW
January 15, 2022 1:06 pm

Susan Crockford?

Simon
Reply to  Mr.
January 15, 2022 3:48 pm

Yep, Mark is even “making up” people’s names now.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Simon
January 16, 2022 3:17 am

There’s a difference between “making up” and “misspelling”. A big difference, actually. But you knew that, didn’t you.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 16, 2022 10:09 am

But Tom you can’t deny that Mark just says stuff that is patently wrong and then runs away. And yet people here protect/endorse that sort of behaviour.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 15, 2022 6:07 pm

Dr. Crawford (Also notice how Simon dismisses the credentials of those who are outside the club) never said that Polar Bears are invading the world.”
No but I didn’t say that. Oh wait it’s MIUM. this is what I actually said “Well that depends who you talk to. If you listen to the canine expert Susan C you would think they are invading the world in large numbers.”.
But Susan Crockford repeatedly makes statements implying polar bears numbers are in great health which is contrary to most peer reviewed papers on the topic. And please do tell…. what credentials does she have re polar bears apart from being a keen amateur and blogger?

Redge
Reply to  Simon
January 16, 2022 3:52 am

But Susan Crockford repeatedly makes statements implying polar bears numbers are in great health which is contrary to most peer reviewed papers on the topic.

In the early ’70s, there were between 8,000-10,000 polar bears. Current estimates are 22,000-31,000, possibly as high as 39,000.

Are there more polar bears now or in the ’70s?

And please do tell…. what credentials does she have re polar bears apart from being a keen amateur and blogger?

Show Dr Crockford is incorrect or stop playing the (wo)man

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 12:57 pm

Simon, I must be over the target to have triggered you.

You said ‘Predicted if we increased CO2 it would warm and sea level would rise’. Your problem with both predictions is that it started to warm about 1820 (last Thames ice fair 1818) and sea level has been rising for at least a century. Yet even IPCC AR4 SPM Figure 4 made clear that there wasn’t enough rise in CO2 to impact climate until AFTER 1950. And it did not warm at all from 1950 to about 1975. So you cannot claim causality to your ‘true’ predictions, which did not begin until 1988 with Hansen in Congress in July with the AC off.
Oopsie!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 16, 2022 3:19 am

Alarmists don’t like to hear about weather history. It makes them look foolish.

Mr.
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 1:04 pm

But it was predicted if we increased CO2, that the planet would warm , it has and that sea level would rise, it has and that the ice would melt is has. there’s three pretty key predictions that have come true.

Yet in the 40 or more years of warmunist alarmism, none of these “true” predictions has resulted in any sorts of global calamities attributable to human generated CO2.

You people are the modern version of those poor hairy souls who used to amble along the sidewalks wearing sandwich boards scrawled with –
“REPENT NOW. THE WORLD ENDS NEXT TUESDAY”

Derg
Reply to  Mr.
January 15, 2022 1:16 pm

They wear lab coats too.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 1:12 pm

And the Russia colluuuusion clown to the rescue.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
January 15, 2022 3:46 pm

One trick ass is back.

Mr.
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 4:18 pm

Don’t be so bashful Simon.
I bet you have at least 2 tricks.

LdB
Reply to  Mr.
January 15, 2022 4:41 pm

It’s the neurons he only has one of, which precludes writing and thinking at the same time.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
January 16, 2022 6:03 am

You still believe in fantasy. Colluuuusion indeeeeed

Why are you so dumb?

Simon
Reply to  Derg
January 16, 2022 12:00 pm

Why are you so dumb?”
I see your cutting wit is on full display today.

Med Bennett
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 1:32 pm

There’s more sea ice in the Arctic today than there has been for 95% of the Holocene, the only exception being a few hundred years during the Little Ice Age. Pretending that 40 years of climate data tells us anything significant about the earth’s climate is myopic and foolish.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Med Bennett
January 16, 2022 3:23 am

Alarmists are myopic and foolish.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Simon
January 15, 2022 2:47 pm

Dumb stuff said on both sides”
One side claims the science is settled. Is that the dumb thing you’re thinking of?

If you listen to the canine expert Susan C you would think they are invading the world in large numbers.”

Absurd.

“As the sea level rises and it is, low islands will become increasingly at risk from events like today.”

Even if that were true, does that mean we should spend hundreds of trillions to prevent it?

“But they aren’t… Depends whether you include all the costs including long term influence of a heating planet.”

Do you include all costs of paving over millions of acres with undependable wind and solar?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Simon
January 16, 2022 3:14 am

If you listen to the canine expert Susan C you would think they are invading the world in large numbers.”

When I read Dr. Susan’s posts on Polar Bears, I get the impression that Polar Bears are thriving in the arctic. You insinuate that she is exaggerating the Polar Bears good condition with your rather snide remark.

Let’s see: Who should I believe about the condition of Polar Bears? I know who.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 16, 2022 6:57 pm

Tom, you should believe the people who actually study the topic and are qualified to, not the people you want to be right. Susan Crockford has never written a paper that has been peer reviewed. That is telling. Not a single one. She lurks in the shadows writing articles for people who want to hear what she writes.

Kenji
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 15, 2022 2:17 pm

And no one could photograph the “giant swirling plastic patch the size of 2-Texas’s in the Pacific Ocean” … so they claimed it was all in “micro plastics” … that no human eye can see.

it is the perfect metaphor for all things global warming … it doesn’t happen … you can’t see it … but it’s still “true” … uh huh … you need to have “faith” in the settled science. “Faith” in the computer models. Like the pandemic models which predicted 100 Million COVID deaths. Deaths FROM COVID … not WITH COVID. Thank you Dr. Fauxci

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Kenji
January 15, 2022 2:50 pm

at one point, over a year ago didn’t Joey Biden stupidly say that over 100 million have died from Covid? I think I saw this on one of Tony Heller’s videos

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Rud Istvan
January 15, 2022 2:41 pm

but it can take awhile- it took the Soviets 75 years to wake up- since they were not exposed to the truth- just like children today who are unaware of the skepticism of AGW- they’re getting the full immersion of the coming climate catastrophe

Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 10:51 am

I’m a teacher in the UK who teaches mathematics to the equivalent age level of US High School. This eco propaganda terrifies me and I’ve seen it taught every day in school science and geography departments.
Eco-loonies constantly say that children aren’t being taught about climate change climate chaos, but I can attest that it is rammed down children’s throats every day.

H. D. Hoese
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 12:04 pm

My Uncle was over your way in Patton’s WWII outfit when I was 7 and missing a year of school because of shortages. Next year and on school was the 3Rs. This is simply criminal, we knew about the war but we had decent people that tried to retain a real childhood.

rah
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
January 15, 2022 12:47 pm

For the Brits and of course everyone in the occupied territories it wasn’t possible do that. And even here in the States they couldn’t avoid it. You had Boy Scouts doing drives to collect aluminum. Blue and Gold stars in the windows. Rationing, the reels at the movies, and many other things that effected the everyday lives of kids. It cannot fail to happen when a nation is mobilized for total war. The Summer of 42 is based on the authors experience.

H. D. Hoese
Reply to  rah
January 15, 2022 5:06 pm

True, but there weren’t teachers and others trying to scare us about the future, that summer uncertain. Listen to the 40s music sometime.

George Daddis
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
January 16, 2022 7:25 am

I’m not a psychologist, but I perceive a difference in how children when I grew up reacted to the real dangers in the world compared to the youth of today.

In the 50s we had regular drills to hide under our desks in the event of nuclear fall out, there was an anti-aircraft battalion set up in our lovely Olmsted designed park, and I remember on visits “down the shore” my mother warning to not pick up those small black balls that were oil from tankers sunk a few years back off the coast.

Yet none of my friends exhibited any anxiety or needed counselling.

There is a saying that you have to “learn how to hate”. In my opinion you have to learn how to fear. Maybe because the staff of my elementary school consisted of a 1/2 time principle and a full time secretary they didn’t have time for those lessons.
(Or maybe it was the parenting of those who were from the “Greatest Generation”.)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 16, 2022 3:27 am

Yes, Logic. Logic will see you through a lot of BS.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 16, 2022 2:47 pm

I do my best to teach them clear thinking. I always tell them to think for, and decide for, themselves.

Robert MacLellan
January 15, 2022 10:51 am

Well when my local big box bookstore has its childrens section littered with titles such as ‘Woke Baby’, Anti-Racist Baby’, Pandemics for Children’, Climate Change for Children” and an abc book whose first page is ‘A is for Activist’ while dropping many classics I think they are well along on this road.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Robert MacLellan
January 16, 2022 3:31 am

Yes, the radical Left has been very successful at infiltrating the school system.

Many average folks are now understanding they have a leftwing socialism propaganda machine installed in the public schools and are starting to fight back against it. We will have to wait and see if this pushback is successful. It worked in the last election in Virginia, and it almost worked in Democrat-dominated New Jersey.

Yes, people are starting to wake up. The radical Left has overstepped its bounds and the pushback is coming.

Peta of Newark
January 15, 2022 10:57 am

Effectively what they’re doing is called “Grooming

It is a very very naughty thing to do and is viewed in an extremely dim light by police, social workers, the Legal Law and everyone else.

John the Econ
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 15, 2022 12:01 pm

…or at least it used to be.

Bruce Cobb
January 15, 2022 11:03 am

From “Think of the children” to “Let’s use the children”. The climate ideologues are out to destroy democracy in the name of “saving the planet”. Who will save us from the climate ideologues?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 16, 2022 3:35 am

“Who will save us from the climate ideologues?”

Honest scientists speaking up and calling out the climate change distortions driving this CO2 crisis madness.

Or about 20 years of cooling. Whichever comes first.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 16, 2022 12:33 pm

The cooling for sure. Not sure there are enough honest scientists to make a difference.

Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 11:43 am

I checked out Yes Magazine Publishing’s financials:
Between 2016 and 2020 they raked in over £11 000 000 dollars in “public support”. I’ve tried to find the names of their biggest donors, but all their details are (unsurprisingly) blank. They’ve also paid out huge amounts in salaries – two of their directors were paid over $100 000 a piece in 2020. Nice work if you can get it. This is no two-bit little publishing company.

One of the editors is Fran Korton. She’s a far-left zealot with a focus on transforming the world economy. She appears to have the moolah to set up the Fran Korton Safety Net Fund totalling $ 370,525 to stop Yes! Magazine from going under if it hits bad times. Her husband, David Korten, is a director of the magazine and is also a far-left academic who’s fully signed up to the peak oil silliness.

The rest of the board of directors are the usual bunch of hard left zealots earning huge amounts of cash for non-jobs that involve chewing the fat at various “conferences” around the globe. One of them even belongs to “The International Conference on Penal Abolition” – they want to abolish prisons! These people with all their millions of dollars of green cash who are trying to brain wash children are dangerous people, at least one of whom wants to let criminals roam free.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 11:49 am

Oh, I’ve just seen that one of their contributing editors is Bill McKibben. Wherever there is green cash swilling around you can be sure Bill will raise his scruffy little head.
https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/YES!_Magazine

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 12:47 pm

Any organization stating its aim ‘to make the world a better place’ sets off alarm bells in my head.

Mr.
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 15, 2022 1:13 pm

Yep.
Same with all government programs that insert the words “Safe”, “Inclusive”, Affordable”, etc etc and other 1984-inspired propaganda words.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 15, 2022 2:53 pm

I’ve read all of his books and they truly suck- poorly written even if his ideas were right, which they aren’t. I always like to find out what the enemy thinks.

Mark Broderick
January 15, 2022 11:52 am

“children’s ability to imagine alternatives to the way things are may be the most powerful force for the socioeconomic transformation we need”

So they admit they want to “teach” children lies/non-reality !

Child abuse in my humble opinion…

January 15, 2022 12:02 pm

The green murderers have targeted our children in both Climate and Covid falsehoods.
It’s straight out of Lenin, and so are they. Ian Plimer’s new book accurately nails them.

NEW BOOK BY PLIMER MERCILESS TOWARDS ‘GREENS’

In his new book Green Murder, Australian professor Ian Plimer and CLINTEL ambassador in Australia, metaphorically charges the ‘Greens’ with murder: “They murder humans who are kept in eternal poverty without coal-fired electricity. They support slavery and early deaths of black child miners. They murder forests and their wildlife by clear felling for wind turbines. They murder forests and wildlife with their bushfire policies. They murder economies producing unemployment, hopelessness, collapse of communities, disrupted social cohesion and suicide. They murder free speech and freedoms and their takeover of the education system has ended up in the murdering of the intellectual and economic future of young people. They terrify children into mental illness with their apocalyptic death cult lies and exaggerations. They try to divide a nation. They are hypocrites and such angry ignorant people should never touch other people’s money.”
 
Read the full article about the book Green Murder and watch a one hour interview with Plimer: here

Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 15, 2022 2:05 pm

Yes, it’s a great book. One of his best and I’ve got them all.

Lots of good references and graphs.

John the Econ
January 15, 2022 12:09 pm

The solution for parents is not hard if they indeed wish to parent: When children start regurgitating this nonsense at home, cut back their standard of living closer to what it might have been a century ago. That means no electronics or entertainments. Walking or bicycles replace car rides. And then point out that the the people making these crisis assertions don’t seem to be making those sacrifices, but are making lots of money so they can continue living a comfortable 21st century lifestyle. Kids are smart, and they’ll figure it out. I did.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  John the Econ
January 15, 2022 2:55 pm

no more ice cream for the children – you need a frig for that

fretslider
January 15, 2022 12:17 pm

“children’s noncompliant curiosity is at once a source of delight and frustration.”

If they have sceptical parents it’s going to be frustrating

King Coal
January 15, 2022 12:26 pm

unfortunately, it is the children who will then inherit the green blobs ‘back to the caves’ lifestyle, winding generations to come 200 years backwards
Schools should refrain from indoctrinating kids with unproven science

rah
January 15, 2022 12:32 pm

Hey, you must be one of those Right wing domestic terrorists! Look out or your local school board will sic the FBI on you.

Though they have long encouraged people kids to narc on their parents concerning everything from having a firearm in the house to failure to recycle they have yet to form their own version of the Hitler youth. I’m sure they’ll get around to that sooner or later. Perhaps that school board that authorized a Devil Worshiping club is the pilot program for that.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
January 16, 2022 3:41 am

“Devil Worshiping club”

How crazy is that.

There are people who are actively trying to destroy our society. We must not allow them to do so.

michael hart
January 15, 2022 12:42 pm

It’s nothing new. During my earliest years at primary school in the late 1960s, I recall spending pocket money to buy black-and-white prints at school of a Panda bear as we were being taught to save the planet on behalf of the WWF.

Sometimes you have to be honest with yourselves and recognise where the competition is beating you hands-down with long term goals. The political Right (I use the term loosely) have been sitting on their hands for most of my life, saying “I’m alright, Jack” while the opposition is always focussed on the next turn of the ratchet.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 15, 2022 12:54 pm

Greta isn’t exactly a child or a youth anymore, is she?

rah
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 15, 2022 1:32 pm

Only in her mind and those that adore her ignorance.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 15, 2022 2:57 pm

she still looks to be 12 years old- maybe always will

Bruce Cobb
January 15, 2022 1:20 pm

Imagine teaching children how to think, not what to think. Imagine giving them the tools to be productive citizens when they grow up, not lazy whiny crybabies. I know. One can dream, can’t one.

John Bell
January 15, 2022 1:38 pm

Scary! If one thing does not work, they change tactics and hit farther below the belt. Sociopaths, they use children as fodder in their quest for total domination.

richard
January 15, 2022 1:58 pm

They have been banging on about climate change for 30 years, if it hasn’t gained any traction by now it never will.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  richard
January 15, 2022 2:58 pm

but it has with the net zero laws on the books of many nations and American states – of course such objectives are impossible- but the climatistas will ruin all of us trying

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  richard
January 15, 2022 7:43 pm

You think it hasn’t gained any traction???

Reply to  richard
January 16, 2022 12:36 pm

I suggest you pick up copies of magazines like Fine Homebuilding if you think it “hasn’t gained any traction”. Or New Pioneer, or Hobby Farms. I could go on.

Joseph Zorzin
January 15, 2022 2:22 pm

“Imagine that we teach inculcate climate literacy dogma from kindergarten all the way up to high school the post doc level and across all subject doctrinaire areas and in all government agencies”

There – fixed it- just like my childhood catechism.

Mac
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 15, 2022 4:36 pm

This discussion reminds me of a patient I had in the 80’s. A black gentleman from the Chicago ghettos, He was an educated man who ran a detention home for “problem youth” in the San Fernando valley of LA. I asked him about his experiences; he told me that he thought by 7-8yrs+ the the kids were irretrievable because of influences of adults and peers they associated with. I asked him what he would do with kids like these…he told me build a facility with a wall around it and call it rehab but what it actually would be is a facility to keep these kids out of society. Basically a prison. I was astounded by what he said.
Those adverse influences had been built up over a few short years.

Joseph Zorzin
January 15, 2022 2:27 pm

“It is childlike curiosity ignorance that allows youth climate activists like Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Greta Thunberg to imagine hallucinate that deranged activists people like you and me, together, can change destroy the system to work for sanctify the depopulated planet.”

Michael Mann made me change it.

Joseph Zorzin
January 15, 2022 2:35 pm

” adults are caught up in self-serving illusions reasonable planning about eternal for modest growth in the market economy. And it really takes a childlike free market to believe that a sustainable, equitable, and multi-species future is achievable even as thanks to corporations who are fracking struggling to produce oil to meet our needs to keep us warm, well fed, and not be home bound in the dark. like there’s no tomorrow.”

needed some editing :-]

marlene
January 15, 2022 2:41 pm

And doctors are reporting that too many children are suffering all kinds of harmful psychological effects, leading to physical distress, from these strategies! 

Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 16, 2022 12:38 pm

“Acceptable losses”, Eric, in pursuit of the Cause.

Edward Katz
January 15, 2022 6:09 pm

When you have science curricula written by Leftist climate alarmists, and taught by teachers whose only knowledge of climate issues is what they get from those curricula, it’s a guarantee the kids will be fed a one-sided view of the whole business. Mind you, if the kids learn this stuff as well as the rest of their subjects, maybe there’s not so much to worry about, especially when they realize how many of their toys and creature comforts they’ll have to give up to save the planet.

Gary Pearse
January 15, 2022 6:20 pm

“And while some dismiss youth “rebelliousness” as a stage—something to grow out of—what if it is really a refusal to comply with the wrong ways of doing things that adults have acquiesced to?”

It is neither. It is wrong to think this very natural tendency in child development is some kind of flaw. It is also silly thinking that the child is so analytical that he is trying to straighten out parental errors. Normal rebelliousness is a limited force for advancement of the human race, simply because it is a child beginning to think for himself, a transition from what is given to other possibilities.

It’s limited by the child having only a priori reasoning as a tool for his ideas because children don’t, at that stage, yet have experience (in French, this very word means experiment) to employ inductive reasoning.

The “childishness” and bull-headedness of activists ironically probably comes from not having escaped “the given” created by authority. They didn’t (couldn’t?) get to the next critical thinking stage. Poor Greta has a disorder that blocks her from critical thinking and abuse of this child by thoughtless opportunists underscores the terrible lengths these people are prepared to go to.

Their indoctrination ‘plan’ starts too early in child development. By the time the youngest gets to the rebellious phase, monotonous yammering about crisis climate for years has made it the status quo and a target for rebellion. Also, most parents are already in the bag it seems, doubly setting up the target.

George Daddis
January 16, 2022 7:01 am

In this time of climate change and biodiversity loss..”

My pet peeve with not only “Climate” activists but supposed scientists as well (but I repeat myself) is they start their opinion piece with a false premise and then base the rest of the argument on that false assumption.

Need I point out, the Climate is always changing and the turnover in species is also constant through millennia? Sticking on the new woke word “diversity” is meaningless.

January 16, 2022 10:51 am

After decades of covert indoctrination, they’ve gotten far enough they think they can be blatant about it now.

Steven lonien
January 21, 2022 7:11 am

1919 Oil discovery fabricated 1919 betz limits phyics law elimnated 59% of wind and tides infinate values values TO offset Einstines 1905 relativity that drafts oil and nuclear “HellS of ways to boil water.” And elect oil policy president’s.
Do Facts matter ?

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