"Since then, children around the globe have started to raise their voice against what they see as irresponsible inaction on climate change, a crisis that scientists agree will lead to catastrophic results if swift action is not taken. Thousands of students from at least 112 countries were expected to participate in today's protests."
'Now it's on us to fix':Fearing for their future, Hoosier kids are taking control"
"Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, rally to press politicians to act on climate change"
“These schoolchildren have grasped something that seems to elude many of their elders,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a statement. “We are in a race for our lives, and we are losing. The window of opportunity is closing — we no longer have the luxury of time, and climate delay is almost as dangerous as climate denial.
"The weekly strikes are taking place in over 1,700 cities across more than 100 countries—and now American students are joining in, as they push for environment-improving initiatives, like the Green New Deal. Led by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the non-binding resolution calls for a complete switch to renewable energy in the U.S. by 2030."
“My little sister is in first grade and she’s going to graduate high school in 2030, so to think that I get to have a childhood and she won’t even be able to reach adulthood
As an atmospheric scientist that has dedicated the last 25 years of their life to developing the minds of young people thru the cerebral sport of competitive chess, which exercises brains and allows them to work more efficiently..........capable of learning more, (while coaching 3,000 students), this is THE saddest moment that I can imagine in that realm.
You asked me a question last week:
By 7475 - March 10, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Do you walk away from this thinking there is hope yet for this civilization?"
The thousands of students, their families and the faculty at our schools have been profoundly supportive, enthusiastic and just wonderful people in every measure. From the most gifted child to the slowest learner, they are all awesome. I have so many good adult friends thru this endeavor.......parents/grand parents and teachers.
We are all working together with the same objective. To develop these children's minds, behavior, attitudes and social skills.
It's me that has been blessed with the opportunity to be in a unique position to offer something so unique and positive to so many.
John, I have great hope based on my personal experiences with all these great local people.......but then, I see the topic and reports of today's world news, that is the headline of this thread and feel greatly saddened for our youth.
I think it’s good they are aware of current events. Right or wrong, it’s better to be active.
My day it was Vietnam, black arm bands.
Some folks were upset about that too.
boy if this is not so typical of today's libs. Cannot win any other way so lets just brain wash them all. Who knows they may all grow up to be our new betos's and cortez's
There is absolutely NO CLIMATE CRISIS!
The planet is headed into a CLIMATE OPTIMUM!
The crisis only exists on computers programmed to simulate the atmosphere for the next 100 years using faulty equations based on a speculative theory..........that have been getting it wrong for 20 years. The last 40 years have featured the best weather/climate for most of life on this planet in the last millenium................the last time that it was this warm, during the Medieval Warm Period. During 37 of those years, I've been analyzing global weather and climate every day. If we continue to warm another 1.5 deg. C(which at the current rate of 1.3 deg.C/century, will take over 100 years) then the planet will be close to the warmth of 5,000-9,000 years ago during the Holocene Climate Optimum. Not the Holocene Climate Crisis.
It was called an Optimum by paleoclimatologists after they discovered it with numerous studies, because conditions were like..................what we are expecting if our planet continues on this current path. The same conditions that we are being told is a climate crisis.
There have been more rains and more heat waves but the benefits from climate change have outweighed the negatives by over 10 to 1 for this planet.
Going back to the old climate of 150 years ago would cause 1 billion people on this planet to starve to death within 3 years and food prices to triple! Continuing on this path will feed more people and most life will do even better(polar bear numbers are +25% since 2005-they are not dying).
We are scaring our children and poisoning their brains with junk and completely fake science on a global scale. The beneficial gas, CO2 is not pollution, it's the elixir of life up to double the current atmospheric level of 408 parts per million.
We rescued life from dangerously low levels of CO2.
The reason that vehicles emit so much CO2 is because catalytic convertors are the most ingenious pollution fighting devices in history. They turn real pollution into CO2..........which is a beneficial gas in every field of science and always had been until politics redefined it as........ pollution when climate science was hijacked for a political agenda and money.
Oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide
Oxidation of unburnt hydrocarbons (HC) to carbon dioxide and water, in addition to the above NO reaction
We should note too, that 95% of the greenhouse gas effect is from H20............but H20 can't be taxed or used to provide unlimited funding for scientists or crazy green energy schemes that have a 0% chance of being viable or used to make up global transfer of wealth agreements(Climate Accord) from rich counties to poor countries in an attempt to create globalized socialism with the United Nations in control.
I have done 20 years of research as an atmospheric scientist for 37 years and shared my work here generously for enlightenment(to minds that are open to enlightenment).
On numerous occasions, including now, I challenge anybody to show anything wrong, even 1 item....in any of the 100+ posts that show the data/facts/evidence to support the authentic climate science in them. The reason for no challenges is because the empirical data is the empirical data. There is no disputing it.
I am not disputing what they project.............but my data proves they have been wrong for 20 years. 12 years ago, 2007, Al Gore with his Inconvenient Truth movie and the IPCC won the Nobel Peace prize for alerting the world to the climate crisis. He insisted that we had to act right then or catastrophe's would start happening and made some dire predictions 12 years ago..............that were all WRONG!
Now it's 12 years later and we are told that we have exactly 12 years left to act or the planet and human race will be lost............even extinction is mentioned by some.
Even as life does the best that it has done in 1,000 years and the planet massively greens up.
This time, they are focusing on using children. Many of them were not alive 12 years ago and none would remember what they said in 2007(and were wrong about). Impressionable, vulnerable, sincere, innocent and caring......without opinions until adults teach them what to believe.
This new strategy(which is pounding and repeating the message into the minds of more than children) is just another convincing sounding marketing scheme with the same exact objective that it had 12 years ago. Who could possibly be against "saving the planet"?...............except for people like me labelled as "deniers" to discredit us........as we try to sabotage their altruistic goals.
Look at the overwhelming amount of comprehensive data that I've compiled below in almost every realm related to weather/climate/oceans/atmosphere/plants/crops/IPCC/Climate Accord......etc.
What is it that this "denier" is denying?
Other than the skill of global climate models to project weather/climate for the next 100 years and I show the graphs which prove................they can't.
Here's the proof:
"Right or wrong, it’s better to be active."
I'll have to disagree with that one.
It's better to be active..............if the truth is on your side but not if your side represents lies.
It's better to be active............if your ideas represent authentic science..........but not if it teaches wrong/fake science, especially to young people that have no choice but to believe what they are taught...........they don't have the opportunity to question what they are taught.
When you have a blank slate(mind) without much time on this earth and fill it with information, that information defines what it believes and how it interprets everything else around them.
Being active AGAINST authentic science and the truth because you were brainwashed is very counterproductive.
Is it good to come together for an altrustic motive if the objective it's based on is completely fraudulent?
What if millions of people were convinced by one of the richest men in the world, that he was actually poor, using a fraudulent, convincing sounding scheme that motivated them to be active and send him their money?
They all came together for a good cause but they got bilked.
In this case, not only are we stealing from people's generosity of caring, compassion, time and willingness to have their money taken in the future to support the scheme............we are making them dumb by teaching them really bad science and giving them wrong/fake interpretations of the real world weather/climate.
There is nothing good about being active in that realm.
Remember this expression?
"Ignorance is bliss"
Well, this is the complete opposite. Ignorance of the truth...........that we are headed towards a climate optimum......that the planet and humans are not threatened by this weather/climate...... is being replaced with FEAR of the affects of the completely fake climate crisis!
This is intentional. We are creating profound fear in these children who think that the planet and human race may not be around in 12 years. Listen and read some of their comments. Many of them are petrified. Why wouldn't they be?
If you are 10 years old and are taught that our planet will be destroyed and humans may not be around anymore by the time you are 22(unless we all do exactly what the adults that have the secret to saving the planet tell us to do), what does that do for hope about your/our future?
How many of these millions of children that are being taught that the planet and the human race is in peril and we must act now or the planet will be lost in 12 years(not 11, or 13 years but exactly 12 years because the gate keepers of the climate science secrets, are so knowlegeable and wise, that they can pin it down to the exact year when everything will be lost unless we do exactly as they say now)....are also being taught that there are many non caring adults who are responsible for the lack of actions to save the planet?
How about most of them that believe in the climate crisis are being taught that.
There are "bad" people who don't care about the earth and the children of the future? People like me(loaded with the authentic climate science) are evil and trying to sabotage the good people's effort to save the planet.
Good people are the ones trying to save the planet.
If you're a kid, this makes perfect sense because you don't know otherwise.
I wonder what the party is of the good people trying to save the planet and what the party is of the bad people that don't care about the planet or even worse are obstructing the good people's actions? Brainwashing a decade before they can even vote.
As mentioned here numerous times, I've also been an environmentalist for 37 years and devoted my life to making the world a better place(especially for children)...........but in the climate crisis universe............I'm labelled as being an evil "denier" who is blocking the efforts of those defined as being on the fake moral high ground.
The politicians may not be listening, but the kids sure as hell are. The movement started by Thunberg – yesterday it was announced she is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize – has snowballed from one teenager skipping school to hand out leaflets reading “I am doing this because you adults are shitting on my future”, to 70,000 children protesting each Friday on streets across the globe.
Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm on the climate crisis that needs immediate actions or we are doomed in 12 years?
Deja vous to 12 years ago, when somebody else got the Nobel Peace Prize for doing the same thing:
"The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"
So, in 12 years, in the year 2030, with an even greener planet and life doing great with even higher CO2 levels, will they try to pull this off again with a new chapter in the same playbook?
Or, will reality have sunk in by then, after 3 decades of declaring a climate crisis with no climate crisis happening..........will people wise up?
Don't count on it. These young children protesting today will enter adulthood so convinced that we have a climate crisis, that the reality of no climate crisis does not compute in their brains.
"CLIMATE CONTROL Brainwashing in schools"
The Global Warming Policy Foundation
Climate Control Executive summary:
"We have found examples of serious errors, misleading claims,and bias through inadequate treatment of climate issues in school teaching materials. These include many widely-used textbooks, teaching-support resources, and pupil projects.We find instances of eco-activism being given a free rein within schools and atthe events schools encourage their pupils to attend. In every case of concern,the slant is on scares, on raising fears, followed by the promotion of detailed guidance on how pupils should live, as well as on what they should think. Insome instances, we find encouragement to create ‘little political activists’ inschools by creating a burden of responsibility for action on their part to ‘savethe planet’, not least by putting pressure on their parents.The National Curriculum has recently been reviewed by the government, butthe proposed changes seem unlikely to prevent such practices.Surveys show that many children are upset and frightened by what they aretold is happening to the climate.Teachers and administrators have a fairly free hand to choose textbooks, othermaterials, visiting speakers and school trips for pupils provided they fit in withcurricular goals. This raises the risk that some may select alarming and politi-cally loaded sources in order to win children over to the ‘environmental cause’.This ‘cause’ is often presented through the notion of ‘sustainability’, a poorly-defined catchword covering political and personal actions for which funda-mental criticism is rarely entertained. Many campaigning NGOs and other organisations with vested interests such as energy companies proffer teach-ing materials and other resources for use in schools. Some of it is presumablybeing used.There are clear grounds for very serious concern. We therefore call upon theSecretary of State for Education and his counterparts in Scotland, Wales andNorthern Ireland to undertake urgent inquiries into climate change educationin our schools. Only a systematic evaluation of what is going on can determine the extent of the indoctrination as well as the emotional and educational harm to pupils that is undoubtedly resulting."
"Most people were taken in by the false story of human-caused global warming. We can include all the students participating in the classroom walkout to demand governments stop climate change, organized by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg. Her goal is to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Apparently, she has no idea that the temperature was near or above that level for most of the last 10,000-years in a period known as the Holocene Optimum.
They are taken in by the false claim that a minute amount of human-produced CO2 is effectively controlling the entire atmospheric system since 1950 and causing environmental collapse through global warming. They don’t know that there is an upper limit to the amount that CO2 can increase temperature. They don’t know that the average level of CO2 over the last 250 million years is 1200 ppm. They don’t know that every projection of temperature by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1990 was wrong. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, how did so few, fool so many, to such an extent, for so long?"
"Similar situations occur throughout history of people fooling the world, although this is undoubtedly the largest in terms of its acceptance, impact, and cost."
metmike: Read the entire article and compare it to my explanations.............then use my links above in previous posts for the actual empirical data and graphs as evidence to support what Dr. Ball and metmike have been saying for over a decade.
We are not having a climate crisis, we are having............a climate "disinformation" crisis!
Please pass on the authentic climate and science information in this thread to try to shine the bright light of truth on the darkness of the catastrophic human caused climate change deceit!
"here’s the truth about the effects of the warming"
Figure 2. Average annual climate-related (blue line) and non-climate-related (red line) deaths in natural disasters. Data from OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Here is what the people of the world actually find important: