Excerpt from (luke?) warmist Keith Kloor: Boy #1: 'Their teenage boy, I learned, was also having anxiety and sleep issues. 'He’s become obsessed with climate change,' the father told me. 'He thinks the world is doomed.' -- Boy #2: 'Their older son made the transition this year to junior high school. I asked how this was going. Pretty well, the mother said, except he had recently become anxious and wasn’t sleeping well. “He’s worried about climate change,” she said. “It’s keeping him up at night.”
'The parents of the two boys don’t have strong feelings about climate change, so I don’t think the trigger was at home.' -- 'There’s no doubt they are exposed to a climate discourse that is heavy on apocalyptic warnings. This is the dominant tenor of the conversation that takes place in the media and in environmental circles. So it doesn’t surprise me that a 13-year old researching a class project on climate change becomes anxious after reading about a future careening toward unavoidable climate catastrophe. Look it up for yourself: Doomsday is all but assured, we are constantly told...I don’t remember activists in the nuclear freeze movement (or media articles at the time) saying that nuclear war was inevitable.'
Flashback: HOLLYWOOD TARGETS CHILDREN WITH CLIMATE FEARS - 'We need to get kids young,' Leonardo DiCaprio said.-- Hollywood activist Laurie David, Gore's co-producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" recently co-authored a children's global warming book with Cambria Gordon for Scholastic Books titled, The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming. David has made it clear that her goal is to influence young minds with her new book when she recently wrote an open letter to her children stating: "We want you to grow up to be activists."
If kids today have a greater awareness at a younger age of environmental issues, it’s probably because many schools have made earth science a part of the educational curriculum in earlier grades. For example, the fourth grade students in my son’s Brooklyn public school just performed in a recital called, “A musical journey through four environments: The arctic, the forest, the ocean, the city.” That’s a terrific way to teach young minds about ecosystems. (They also learn about the environment in more depth in their science class.)
I’m not sure what is being taught about climate change when students reach 6th or 7th grade, so I have no idea what might have triggered the sudden anxiousness experienced by the the two aforementioned boys.
Incredibly, there are some who think this message is not repeated enough. It would be an interesting societal experiment if the predicted climate apocalypse and ultimate collapse of civilization seeped into every pore of popular culture. I suspect there would be virtually no opposition to the use ofmedical marijuana.