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WEF: Teach Compulsory Climate Change Studies to Alleviate Youth Anxiety

Essay by Eric Worrall

According to the World Economic Forum, if we teach young people the world is about to end and the adults are doing nothing, they will feel less climate anxiety.

Should schools teach climate change studies? These countries think so

Aug 24, 2022

  • A study from a British university reveals that more than half of young people experience climate anxiety on a daily basis.
  • The UN is calling for climate education to become compulsory in schools from 2025 to better equip children to cope with global warming in the future.
  • Only a handful of countries currently mandate climate studies in their education systems, despite many being signatories to this objective in the Paris Agreement.

The effects of climate change continue to be seen and felt around the world. Intense summer heatwaves, severe flooding and damaging storms are becoming ever more common. The fear is that future generations will have to pick up the pieces if concerted global action isn’t taken before it’s too late.

Many believe that putting climate change-related subjects on school curriculums will help young people cope better with the reality of global warming, both practically and psychologically. 

Last year, a global study revealed that climate anxiety affects the daily life of nearly half of young people. The research, carried out by the University of Bath, was based on surveys of 10,000 young people across 10 countries – 75% of respondents said they believe “the future is frightening”.

American think-tank Brookings argues that more awareness of the environment in schools will evolve into changes in consumer behaviour, with reduced energy consumption and waste. It says this would have a bigger impact on trying to reach net zero by 2050 than from investing in renewable energy like wind turbines and solar power. 

Read more: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/08/climate-change-schools-education/

The linked “global study” has a slightly different emphasis;

Government inaction on climate change linked to psychological distress in young people – new study

Largest scientific study of its kind finds climate anxiety affects the daily life and functioning of nearly half of children and young people surveyed globally.

Press release

Published on Tuesday 14 September 2021
Last updated on Wednesday 5 January 2022

Nearly half of global youth surveyed (45%) say climate anxiety and distress is affecting their daily lives and functioning – according to results from the largest scientific study into climate anxiety in children and young people, according to new research.

The inaugural study, based on surveys with 10,000 children and young people (16-25) across 10 countries, found 75% of young respondents believe ‘the future is frightening’ – jumping to 81% of youth surveyed in Portugal and 92% in the Philippines. It found, for the first time, that climate distress and anxiety is significantly related to perceived government inaction and associated feelings of betrayal. 58% of children and young people surveyed said governments were “betraying me and/or future generations,” while 64% said their governments are not doing enough to avoid a climate catastrophe. 

The study found widespread psychological distress among children and young people globally and warns ‘such high levels of distress, functional impact and feelings of betrayal will negatively affect the mental health of children and young people.’ Experts warn that because continued government inaction on climate change is psychologically damaging, it potentially amounts to a violation of international human rights law.

Read more: https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/government-inaction-on-climate-change-linked-to-psychological-distress-in-young-people-new-study/

Of course, not all the kids subjected to this kind of brainwashing respond by becoming climate warriors. Some of them can’t cope with the climate doomsday messaging, and make self destructive personal choices.

The following is 2019 testimony from Dr. Alex Wodak, a renowned Australian drug rehabilitation specialist;

First, the threshold step is redefining drugs as primarily a health and social issue rather than primarily a law enforcement issue. Second, drug treatment has to be expanded and improved until it reaches the same level as other health services. Third, all penalties for personal drug use and possession have to be scrapped.

Fourth, as much of the drug market as possible has to be regulated while recognising that part of the drug market is already regulated, such a methadone treatment, needle and syringe programs, medically supervised injecting centres. It will, of course, never be possible to regulate the entire drug market. We have regulated parts of the drug market before. Edible opium was taxed and regulated in Australia until 1906 and in the United States Coca-Cola contained cocaine until 1903.

Fifth, efforts to reduce the demand for powerful psychoactive drugs in Australia have had limited benefit and require a new focus. Unless and until young Australians feel optimistic about their future, demand for drugs will remain strong. Young people, understandably, want more certainty about their future prospects, including climate, education, jobs and housing affordability. Change will be slow and incremental, like all social policy reform.

As Herb Stein, as adviser to President Nixon said:
Things that cannot go on forever don’t.

Drug prohibition cannot go on forever and will be replaced by libertarian paternalism. Thank you.

Source: https://www.iceinquiry.nsw.gov.au//assets/scii/transcripts/Decriminalisation-round-table/Decriminalisation-Roundtable-Transcript.pdf (note the link is currently broken, wayback link here, P3980)

Teaching more climate anxiety might convince many of the victims to embrace “changes in consumer behaviour” in later life, but quite apart from the unconscionable immorality of trying to program kids rather than educate them, there appears to be a lot of collateral damage, those unfortunate young people who don’t make it through the brainwashing intact, whose minds are broken by their climate “education”.

The greens pushing this brainwashing for kids don’t seem to care about the harm they are causing. The green focus appears to be forcing “changes in consumer behaviour”, regardless of the cost and suffering.

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Edward Katz
August 24, 2022 6:07 pm

If the North American students learn climate change propaganda as well as they learn math, English grammar, history/geography, etc., they’ll retain next to nothing, so no one should be too concerned about their being brainwashed. It’ll be in one ear and out the other. Besides, what are the chances that they’ll make any big lifestyle changes to fight the climate change myths.

Gyan1
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 24, 2022 6:19 pm

They retain climate change propaganda because humans are hard wired to respond to fear with heightened attention. Other subjects not so much…

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 25, 2022 4:53 am

The difference being, when they’ve finished school, the ‘lessons’ regarding math, English grammar, history/geography, etc. END.

The ‘climate’ propaganda, on the other hand, will continue to bombard them every time they look at their Stoopid Phones, computers, or TVs.

John Bell
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 25, 2022 6:27 am

They might preach to others to make little changes, just to make a good show, (virtue signal) but not make any changes themselves, because they figure change need to come from the government and be free.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 25, 2022 11:07 am

Retention will be higher because it will come with many free benefits for life, with the right attitude.

DonM
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 25, 2022 11:15 am

They will vote for & support the climate agenda … not being aware of the indirect harm it does to them.

Bob Meyer
Reply to  Edward Katz
August 25, 2022 6:51 pm

“No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

H L Mencken.

Gyan1
August 24, 2022 6:09 pm

The omnipresent brainwashing has caused mass psychosis. It is so deep that only concerted efforts by the sane speaking truth has a chance to put a dent in it.

Scissor
Reply to  Gyan1
August 24, 2022 6:37 pm

A generation is being irreparably harmed. Homeschooling can help.

commieBob
Reply to  Scissor
August 24, 2022 7:14 pm

Homeschooling can help.

Only if they get most of their socialization face-to-face.

I know some folks in a religious congregation that runs its own school. If I’d known then what I know now, I would have joined that congregation just to get my kids into that school.

TonyG
Reply to  commieBob
August 25, 2022 9:23 am

commieBob, while you can find counterexamples, socialization is rarely a problem with homeschooled children. More often, they’re even better socialized since they interact with a wider variety of people, rather than mostly kids their own age.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Scissor
August 25, 2022 2:47 am

I count TWO generations, note one; Taking one generation as 25 years, as usual:

  1. Kids now 10 year old, now being brainwashed;
  2. One generation before, kids were 10 year old in 1997: they were already being brainwashed withg “global warming” (the previous name of “climate change”; that DID NOT start with Al Gore’s convenient lie of 2006, it started earlier).
ozspeaksup
Reply to  Joao Martins
August 25, 2022 4:17 am

started in aussie highschools in the 70s

Richard Page
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 25, 2022 10:18 am

Same in the UK. School was where I first heard about global cooling and the impending ice age.

Redge
Reply to  Gyan1
August 24, 2022 11:41 pm

The omnipresent brainwashing has caused mass psychosis. 

Throughout history, from religion to warmongering, omnipresent brainwashing has been a tried and trusted method of controlling the sheeple

StephenP
Reply to  Gyan1
August 25, 2022 1:10 am

Maybe Klaus Schwab, self-elected head of WEF, should set us all an example by leading the lifestyle that he is encouraging us plebs to follow.
In the Middle Ages the monasteries had a lifestyle that followed the lifestyle of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
So Mr Schwab, why not only have one house, heated by air source heat pump, always use public transport and embrace veganism.

John Hultquist
August 24, 2022 6:20 pm

Teaching basic earth science would be an improvement.
For instance, how many young people know that the Puget Sound
area – think Seattle – was an ice dome of about 1,000 meters?
Something changed and the ice melted.
Teaching the nonsense mentioned in this post would be wrong
on so many levels –I’d resign.

Joao Martins
Reply to  John Hultquist
August 25, 2022 3:09 am

I think that you mean “real teaching real earth science”. I did not put stress because all words are heavy: “real”, “real teachnig”, “science”, “real science”.
Nowadays they are taught through analogies and metaphors, not through the understanding of the fundamenals and methods of reasoning with them; taught without historical and theoretical perspective (how can anyone understand the fake narrative of CO2 in climate without knowing that sometime in the History of Science there was a “phlogiston” and its consequences to chemistry AND the other sciences, both when scientists believed it was real and after Lavoisier).
Just figure how nowadays everything is “…, like,…”: reasoning by analogies; comparing one graph/picture (that, as they say, tells more than one thousand words…) with another graph; etc.
Notice: the example given, “…, like, …”, applies mostly to the USA. But it influences most other “western” nations: in my country (Portugal) we speak a differente language but I see the equivalent methods of teaching and the resulting use of rhetoric words and expressions that represent that “knowledge” acquired through and based on analogies and metaphors.

Mac
Reply to  John Hultquist
August 25, 2022 5:06 am

I took a course in the education department while at university years ago. The course was taught by a former supervisor for a large school district. It was titled Foundations of Secondary Education. One thing he said that astounded me was “you don’t have to know the subject to teach you just have to know how to teach”. I argued with him quite a bit during that semester. Definitely affected my grade.
I read a study a few years back where teachers were tested on the subject matter they were teaching. They did very poorly.
Classmates from my high school went into education because it was “easy”.
I doubt that things have changed for the better.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Mac
August 25, 2022 5:54 am

That supervisor didn’t have a clue about teaching and you were right to argue with him. I’m a maths teacher and consider myself a good teacher. However, I’d be rubbish at teaching English Literature as I don’t have the necessary knowledge base. Equally, the excellent English Lit teacher in my school would be more than happy to admit that they wouldn’t have the first clue about teaching calculus.

Mac
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2022 9:49 am

I had some very good high school teachers in English and Chemistry. I know there are many good teachers. I have a friend who a little later in life became a 5th grade teacher. He had an amazing classroom and had the kids enthralled with all the activities he devised.
I also had some amazing college teachers in English, Chemistry and Biology.

Megs
August 24, 2022 6:31 pm

We are living in a global gulag. When propaganda is being taught throughout the education system, who needs re-education centres.

Alan
August 24, 2022 6:39 pm

A good start to ending climate anxiety would be if schools would make WUWT mandatory reading.

Reply to  Alan
August 24, 2022 8:48 pm

Correspondingly, a good poll question to pose to all those who suffer from “Clima-Change™” anxiety is “What do you know, if anything, about climate assessments from skeptic climate scientists and related expert speakers on the issue?

MarkH
August 24, 2022 6:42 pm

Alleviate anxiety? What they are doing is the opposite of what you would do to alleviate anxiety, it is basically anti-cognitive behavioral therapy. The modern approach of training activists and inflicting catatstrophism onto young minds is a recipe to produce mental illness. I would argue here that Hanlon’s Razor would not apply to the people developing and applying this madness inducing curricula, they know full well what they are doing. This kind of thing has been tried before, in the USSR and in Mao’s China, it always ends the same way and will be no different this time.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  MarkH
August 24, 2022 11:22 pm

Given the numerous aspects of weather, the numerous places on
Earth & the amount of time in several years, it would be hard NOT
to find something to hype. With the power & abuse of power by the
MSM & gubmint, they can also resort to Fake News if they have to.

Since the Greenland & Arctic ice melt scam is totally uncooperative
now, they’re pushing “all-time record” heat waves & droughts, even
though they aren’t as bad as they claim. With Arizona & New Mexico,
they’re having to resort to Fake News as the weather isn’t cooperating
there. Different year, different scam!

https://realclimatescience.com/2022/08/not-hype-or-exaggeration-2/

https://realclimatescience.com/2022/08/inverted-journalism/

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commieBob
August 24, 2022 7:01 pm

“Breaking news. … the Greta Thunberg cult has gone bust.”

I always thought people would come to their senses when they started freezing in the dark. It’s even better than I thought. They’re coming to their senses when they’re merely faced with the prospect of freezing in the dark. 🙂

RickWill
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2022 7:12 pm

I think their energy bills are sending a strong message already. Freezing in the dark is probably 2 months away.

UK set a new record for electricity auction yesterday with price hitting GBP529/kWh. No one can afford to heat a space with electricity when it costs that much. By December, UK at night will look like India at night 40 years ago.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  commieBob
August 24, 2022 10:51 pm

St Greta of the Climate Change Cult

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Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Old Man Winter
August 24, 2022 11:08 pm

She is no longer a kid.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
August 25, 2022 10:51 am

Are you referring to age or mental facility?

Joao Martins
Reply to  commieBob
August 25, 2022 3:30 am

Bob, please don’t overestimate the collective intelligence of the peoples of the 20+ countries of the EU. They will go on voting out the incumbents only to replace them by a similar bunch that has a speech apparently different. See for instance what has happened in France; and some months earlier, in Germany; and what is happening now in the UK, though it is no longer in the EU. There are spontaneous manifestations of miscontent but not orgnized and coherent alternatives; nor a coherent understanding of the origins of their present “crisis”: they are used to live from one “crisis” to another… everything is taken as conjuncture, as a fortuitous event, not as a consequence of political choices made sometime, not very long, ago.

markl
August 24, 2022 7:54 pm

These are evil people bent on controlling the world.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  markl
August 24, 2022 8:41 pm

Thought control from Orwellian Big Brother. It is about being a free-thinking human vs. being a programable robot.

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  markl
August 24, 2022 11:54 pm

He reminds me of a James Bond villain. I can’t think which one!

Nick Graves
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
August 25, 2022 12:42 am

Klaus Blohard.

I suspect his style is a deliberate affectation to attract a certain mindset of Young Global Leader.

It may also be rather encouraged by those paying for him, so that when it all goes horribly wrong, they have created an Emmanuel Goldstein-figure for the two minutes’ hate. Another fall guy, IOW.

According to Martin Armstrong, Schwab isn’t really Dr Evil, he’s a Leninist lost in a world of academia and thus totally disconnected from reality. IYI, as Nicholas Nassim Taleb would put it.

This is drifting a bit ad-hom, so I’ll stop now.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Nick Graves
August 25, 2022 7:17 am

It is my understanding that Schwab has a bust of Lenin in his office. Judging from the things he says and suggests, I would not be surprised if it is true.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Nick Graves
August 25, 2022 7:29 am

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/wef/schwabs-admiration-for-lenin/

“I can verify that this photo going around of Schwab with a statue of Lenin on his bookshelf is genuine. He really does have that in his office.”



AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
August 25, 2022 6:23 am

Blofeld?

Climate believer
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
August 25, 2022 7:24 am

This is not a mock-up, this is real, he’s just missing the cat but his game plan is world dominance.

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Joe Gordon
August 24, 2022 9:35 pm

The right wing used to want compulsory Bible study in the schools. Finally, people stood up to them, and a big part of that was work from the left side.

Now, it’s the left wing wanting compulsory religious education that flies in the face of scientific knowledge.

This is a big part of why I lean to the right side even though I’ve spent most of life left of center.

Brad-DXT
August 24, 2022 10:03 pm

People wonder why there are so many drug induced deaths. Could it be that people that are taken in by the propaganda are looking for a release from the anxiety caused by these evil people?

The influx of drug mules crossing the borders with enough fentanyl to kill a city might have something to do with it too. I hear that just about every illicit drug is being spiked with the stuff.

The combination of depressed people and spiked drugs is bound to result in lots of deaths.

Sounds like another plan by the WEF working as intended. They are trying to decrease the population and they have many avenues to go down to accomplish their goals.

Depression among kids is just a bonus to them. It’ll soften them up to be obedient drones.

fretslider
August 24, 2022 11:08 pm

Models and surveys…

Have the results been reproduced?

Geoff Sherrington
August 24, 2022 11:53 pm

Here we go again.
What existential climate crisis from global warming?
Not much sign in Australia over the last decade.
http://www.geoffstuff.com/uahaug2022.jpg

……………….
Now, here is a lively story.
Journalist friend Tony Thomas wrote in Quadrant journal a fortnight ago, using that graph.
Various people re-used it.
One was ex-Greenpeace co-founder Dr Patrick Moore, who was punished by social media for showing it and other Quadrant material.
Another was BC Canada politician John Rustad who was sacked for using it and other material from Quadrant.
Sounds like we fired a shot that was heard around the world.
Geoff S
A Truth the Climateers Simply Won’t Tolerate – Quadrant Online

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
August 25, 2022 3:25 am

“What existential climate crisis from global warming?”

That’s the right question to ask.

The alarmists don’t have an answer. All they have are unsubstantiated assumptions and assertions. What they lack is evidence for any of their dire predictions. Alarmist climate science is made up of unsubstantiated assumptions and assertions and nothing else.

Western civilization is going down because of a mental illness called Human-Caused Climate Change, perpetrated by scoundrels, on the gullible and ignorant.

There’s no evidence CO2 is doing anything to Earth’s weather.

JoHo
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
August 25, 2022 5:08 am

Is there anyway we can ‘crowd-fund’ John Rustad to bring about a legal challenge against Kevin Falcon/and or BC Liberals for them to scientifically prove their basis for his dismissal?

Start small, keep crowd-funding, and bring further legal challenges to Climate Denial charges. Strangely (!) I have never met anyone, ever, who denies climate change!

Elliot W
Reply to  JoHo
August 25, 2022 11:48 am

Crowdfunding unapproved causes in Canada is at considerable personal peril. People who financially supported the Truckers rebellion in Ottawa had their bank accounts frozen and were subject to harassment that is still ongoing. Plus the crowdfunding sites were forced to refuse to allow contributions; you can support Extinction Rebellion and other leftist causes, but nothing rightist. Welcome to Trudeau’s Canada.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Elliot W
August 26, 2022 5:37 am

“Welcome to Trudeau’s Canada”

Trudeau is turning Canada into his personal dictatorship. I wouldn’t want this man telling me what to do.

Lrp
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
August 25, 2022 1:27 pm

It’s no surprise. Tony Thomas can really write and send the message across with humour and common sense

Chris Nisbet
August 25, 2022 12:18 am

Happening in New Zealand…

https://environment.govt.nz/what-you-can-do/environmental-education-resources/climate-change-at-school-resources-for-teachers-and-students/

I couldn’t find it quickly, but I remember finding one little gem a while back in the teachers’ resources that suggested moving children that are a bit more sceptical away from the others, so as not to cause distress (or some such nonsense like that).

Richard Page
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
August 25, 2022 10:43 am

Might it have been in the “American Educator” quarterly magazine? I saw a pdf online and started reading; it was horrific – if this is what teachers are teaching now then we may have lost an entire generation.

Chris Nisbet
Reply to  Richard Page
August 25, 2022 11:35 am

The government website seems to have changed quite a bit. I found some old links that used to take me in the direction I needed to go (e.g. within this horrendous article – https://www.schoolnews.co.nz/2020/01/op-ed-on-the-excellent-school-climate-change-resources/ ), but they’re all dead now.

Richard Page
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
August 25, 2022 2:40 pm

“…but they’re all dead now.” Bit harsh – I only called them a lost generation! sarc

layor nala
August 25, 2022 12:33 am

The UN is calling for climate education to become compulsory in schools from 2025 to better equip children to cope with global warming.

But according to the UN the world will have disappeared by then-correct?

Climate believer
August 25, 2022 12:36 am

I’ve heard about enough whining from the “children” to last me a lifetime.

These precocious spoilt little brats that the western world is producing these days need to be reminded that their cosy little world was made possible only by fossil fuels, plain and simple.

They have literally the best life that humans have ever had, but no, it’s still not perfect because they’re a little bit anxious… oh please just shut up.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Climate believer
August 25, 2022 3:33 am

There’s not enough independent thinking out there.

Anyone who can tell fact from fiction, with a little study, can see that there is no actual evidence supporting CO2 as being a dangerous gas.

You don’t even really need a background in science to figure this out. All you need is a little logical thinking. If you understand what a fact is, then you will understand that alarmist climate change promoters don’t have any. All they really have are unsubstantiated assumptions and assertions. Those are not facts.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 25, 2022 11:05 am

Well said. And while you’re at it, don’t forget that their stupid “models” produce no data, no facts, and no “science.”

Ben Vorlich
August 25, 2022 1:01 am

Let’s face it Climate Anxiety has been with his since humans started thinking about. Perhaps the late 20th century was its low point thanks to fossil fuels and engineering reducing the impact of weather events.
Apart from the move to weather generated electricity there isn’t a lot to worry about even now in comparison to the concerns of previous generations.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
August 25, 2022 11:08 am

There’s plenty to worry about, but it’s not the weather or climate that is the source of that worry.

It’s the mass delusion causing all of humanity’s basic needs to be under attack as the Eco-Nazis pursue non-solutions to an imaginary “problem.”

Andyhce
August 25, 2022 1:01 am

The greens pushing this brainwashing for kids don’t seem to care about the harm they are causing. The green focus appears to be forcing “changes in consumer behaviour”, regardless of the cost and suffering.

You brainwash as many as you can. The rest are just detritus, excess eaters to be disposed of.

Peta of Newark
August 25, 2022 1:24 am

No.
Just explain clearly the first 2 laws of Thermodynamics and introduce Carnot

But especially the 2nd Law

Because where almost everybody in this insane charade does is to assume the 1st Law has priority and then use it to violate the 2nd.
Because no matter how imagined. contrived or how black you paint an object, it can NEVER be a perfect absorber – unless it has a temperature of Zero Kelvin

And if such an object exists, (anywhere in the Entire Universe) said Universe would not be cooling, as it appears to be.

It is no understatement to assert that:
The Green House Gas Effect violates everything

And this muppet and ugly lowlife is using it to violate children.
There are no words……………

It doesn't add up...
August 25, 2022 2:01 am

Of course the purpose is precisely inverse. It is to create anxiety, and obedience to the WEF. And to divide children from their parents, breaking family bonds that otherwise might form a nexus of resistance.

Nevertheless it continues to amaze that this group, which has no democratic or institutional credibility by treaty and hence no mandate, is so influential in world affairs. Their demise can’t come soon enough. Given the damage they have inflicted, it deserves to be ugly, with a cashiering to the ranks of the very poor and a constant exposure to the consequences of their actions.

Peta of Newark
August 25, 2022 2:16 am

We really are on Planet Braindead Hideous Stupid and Dumb, no mistake.

Quote:”Politicians have known for years this is coming but have been unable to fix it. They have thrown billions of dollars at trying to convince people to have children and are still scratching their heads as to why this hasn’t worked.

All they need to do, is look in a mirror.

BBC this morning

Climate believer
August 25, 2022 2:40 am

“There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young”

“Historians of the future will have a hard time figuring out how so many organized groups of strident jackasses succeeded in leading us around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence.”

~ Thomas Sowell

Tom Abbott
August 25, 2022 2:45 am

From the article: “The effects of climate change continue to be seen and felt around the world. Intense summer heatwaves, severe flooding and damaging storms are becoming ever more common.”

This is the standard lie the alarmists tell.

Statistics show that severe storms are NOT becoming ever more common.

This claim by the alarmists is just a blatant lie. And you will find this lie stated in just about every article you read about human-caused climate change. Our alarmist climate scientists are lying to us, plain and simple. The facts don’t back up their dire claims.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 25, 2022 6:15 am

My thoughts exactly Tom. My wife gets fed up with me shouting, “liars!” at the TV when these untruths are happily parroted by some talking head.
It is a complete lie to say these weather events have increased, but it is never challenged.

Alan M
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2022 8:00 am

I get similar reactions Andrew

Elliot W
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2022 12:58 pm

I suspect jobs are at stake if a person challenges the approved narrative?
I live on the northern West Coast of North America. In April a few years ago the regional 6 O’clock News had a Climate Change item, that the mountain streams were running dry in our area due to global warming and water restrictions were likely that summer. Complete with a picture of a little trickling stream in a forest. Then it cut to the Weather; the weatherperson was looking confused and went off-script. “What are they talking about?” she said. “ The snowfall has been good this winter and you can see for yourself that the snow hasn’t melted up on the mountains yet. We’ve not even had spring runoff.” She was off work for a week after that, doubtless a warning to support the official gaslighting.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Elliot W
August 25, 2022 2:25 pm

Wow! Just read your comment to my wife and she was equally shocked and said, “Cancelled for telling the truth”
Meanwhile, on the TV in front of us there was a news item about drought in China. Of course, you can imagine what the news reporter blamed it on….

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 26, 2022 5:41 am

I shout at the tv, too, Andrew. 🙂

Tom Abbott
August 25, 2022 2:55 am

From the article: “Last year, a global study revealed that climate anxiety affects the daily life of nearly half of young people. The research, carried out by the University of Bath, was based on surveys of 10,000 young people across 10 countries – 75% of respondents said they believe “the future is frightening”.”

Michael Mann and Crew must be so proud of how they have managed to fool so many people, and have the young in high anxiety over their lies about the Earth’s climate and CO2.

Treating Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) as though it is real is a huge crime against humanity. There’s no evidence it is real. Saying it is real, as the alarmists do, doesn’t make it so. They are lying to you.

Olavi Vulkko
August 25, 2022 3:42 am

We should teach that all people in WEF connection belongs to jail.

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ozspeaksup
August 25, 2022 4:15 am

the morons who put this IN the paris claptrap and who promote the fear daily are the ones that need locking up to help get our kids brains unscrambled BY removing this bunkum.

AGW is Not Science
August 25, 2022 4:49 am

So, to summarize, to deal with the anxiety caused by feeding children ‘climate’ propaganda, they need to be fed MORE ‘climate’ propaganda.

Kind of like curing a heroin addict of their addiction by increasing their supply of heroin.

The stupid, it burns.

Richard Page
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 25, 2022 2:45 pm

You did read the rest of the article? The bit where they want to decriminalise drug sales and use? That will not reduce the supply of heroin.

Jan Goffa
August 25, 2022 5:19 am

Brave New World reinvented.

Gunga Din
August 25, 2022 6:20 am

Compulsory “Climate Change” courses to relieve climate anxiety?
There are a number of books under “Book Reviews” in WUWT’s title bar that would be excellent textbooks to achieve that goal.
Unsettled, Steven Koonin’s new book, A Review of Dr. John Christy’s Book “Is it Getting Hotter in Fresno…or Not?”, Climate Change: The Facts are just a few examples.

Pflashgordon
August 25, 2022 7:28 am

Talk about confounding factors, even if this survey were legitimate and unbiased (which I can assume it was not without even needing to see it), it was done at the height of ChiCom-19, with children who were socially isolated, masked, poked and frightened by lying public health officials.

Olen
August 25, 2022 7:37 am

It’s not as bad as being burned at the stake for not complying but it’s the same tactic to force compliance through fear. It won’t work with adults so they descent to the low moral level of attacking children. Disgusting.

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2022 8:04 am

And don’t forget to take your CBD before nap time. The lobbyists say it’s good for you.

TheLastDemocrat
August 25, 2022 8:23 am

Taking care of the world is a job for adults.
It is immoral to put the responsibility of Big People problems on children.
Teach them earth science, biology, physics, chemistry, etc.

Then, when they get to be adults, they can join the rest of us adults in “deliberative democracy,” “participatory democracy,” as we all carry out the political process to determine what government is and what it should be doing.

Why are these people preying on the kids? Because they can. And because, otherwise, no one is buying what they are selling.

Along with climate fear, kids get raised in a constant bath of America is Bad, Racism, Se xism, etc.

I work with young adults a lot. The ones that are the “SJW” almost all have psychological problems. It is from growing up this way.

The world is not about to end.

HOJO
August 25, 2022 9:18 am

Just ask each youth one question, how has climate change affected you personally?
take away the big lie and see the difference in the answer.

Don
August 25, 2022 9:55 am

Curious how none of these post modern patricians promoting this nonsense for the plebs are ascetic monks practicing what they preach;I hope they enjoy the reversions to the mean by those future egalitarian Doctor Guillotines.

Gordon A. Dressler
August 25, 2022 10:46 am

Hey, WEF, I hear that a 19-year old Ms. Greta Thunberg is available to lead your suggested teaching movement.

You may want to reach out to her.

If not, how dare you!

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2022 11:06 am

We’re from the WEF and we’re here to help you. No, it’s not an option–object and you might become a statistic.

Alexander Vissers
August 25, 2022 1:13 pm

All non governmental institutions, not just the WEF need to be observed with the utmost scrotiny, they are fundamentally undedemocratic there is no control and they tend to be ideological. And as this example proves plain stupid. Keep on the good work of campaigning against the WEF,

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Alexander Vissers
August 25, 2022 2:34 pm

“scrontiny” . . . a mash up of “scrotum” and “tiny”, appropriately used in context.

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Ulric Lyons
August 25, 2022 2:31 pm

Teach Compulsory Fake Climate Change Studies to Create Youth Anxiety
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Bob Meyer
August 25, 2022 6:47 pm

Let’s make children afraid of zombies. Zombie movies, zombie TV show, zombie books. Then, when they show fear of zombies we can “help” alleviate their anxieties with “Zombie Awareness” training. Soon, we will be able to turn them into zombies.

The real problem is public education. It was always a bad idea and now, it’s become obvious just how bad it is. Public education must be ended. For the short term, give parents the money and let them find any education for their kids that they want. No interference from government. Some kids will get crap educations because their parents are idiots or abusive. Most kids will get education more tuned to their capabilities.

Bob
August 25, 2022 7:53 pm

Another lunatic idea from the green devils. I am convinced that a fair minority of youth are frightened about climate change. There is a good reason they are frightened, they have been told to be frightened 24/7 by the mainstream media, politicians, educators, friends, family and I don’t know who else. Stop telling them to be frightened and they will no longer be frightened, it’s as easy as that. I’m frankly amazed the percentage who claimed to be frightened wasn’t higher.

John_C
August 26, 2022 2:30 pm

“According to the World Economic Forum, if we teach young people the world is about to end and the adults are doing nothing, they will feel less climate anxiety.”

My thoughts immediately went to “How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.”

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