Contributed by Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society © 2019
We’ve received a number of emails and calls from parents across Canada, angry and disturbed that schools are actively using Greta Thunberg’s angry UN speech to push their kids into climate activism.
In one instance in Toronto, people report that children as young as 7 years old were shown Greta’s activist speech to the UN along with a doomsday count-down clock on the carbon budget, causing many of the children to cry out “I don’t want to die!’ and coming home terrified.
Greta Video shown to 7 year olds
Carbon clock ticking
One parent reports that the school sees children as ‘agents of change’. It is not clear how causing psychological trauma to youngsters makes them into critical thinking adults who can effect constructive change.
Several parents have written us, extremely angry that the 3% solution has had full access to the school to spread their misinformed and inaccurate climate scare and anti-oil dogma. Here is the 3% brochure with their national school visitation plan.
An Airdrie father is irked by this 3% group’s invasion of schools, fearmongering and denigration of Alberta’s oil sands industry.
Other parents have written and called us and are furious with school handouts on things like ‘wildfire porn’ from activist ENGOs (environmental non-governmental organizations) that accuse humans caused climate change for wildfires, when more than half the wildfires in recent years are caused by human negligence, humans moving into or engaging in the use of sport vehicles like ATVs during dry season (exhaust sparks a fire risk), or actual cases of arson.
Atmospheric scientist Judith Curry has posted several pieces on this topic of scaring children:
In fact, Greta appears to be the front for a carbon offset, social media, social engineering firm of green billionaires at “We Don’t Have Time” , exploiting our youth and our pocketbooks.
Cory Morningstar has written a book on this topic: “The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg”
Morningstar also has a series of blog posts on the topic.
We produced this video on the topic: “I don’t want to die!” Climate Exploitation of Children