Children and Climate Change Rhetoric 

Children and Climate Change Rhetoric 

March 8, 2019

Children of the world are uniting under the banner of climate action.  On March 15th kids from more than 30 countries, including the USA, will walk out of school demanding action.  And who could possibly question the intent of kids skipping school on a Friday?  This is serious stuff!  And we at Power The Future take them seriously.

They are scared, no doubt. And they should be.  Adults have brainwashed them into thinking they are about to die.  The world will end!  Elected leaders in Congress (who should know better) started the countdown clock at 12 years. (Technically 11 years and 10 months as those comments were made in January.  We have wasted 1/72nd of our remaining life and there has still been NO action.  This is serious!)

Here’s what the kids have been told:

  • entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed
  • governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control
  • the earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees
  • ocean levels will rise by up to three feet because of melting polar ice caps

This is scary for a child to hear.  Except these predictions were made in 1989. Yes, 30 years ago the same climate scientists and their consensus of science and expertise on data reading all gathered in a place and wrote a report which demanded rich nations tax, poor nations receive, we stop using fossil fuels, etc etc.  These climate geniuses told us the world would end before the year 2000 and they demanded ACTION.  It’s not clear if their kids went on strike in solidarity with them.

Let’s feel bad for the kids who are being bullied into buying bull.  Let’s feel bad for the parents who are too uninformed to tell their kids the facts.  But let’s also push back with all our might on the prophets of doom who for decades now have warned us that global cooling, global warming, climate change will be the end of civilization.

And let’s encourage our kids to stay in school.  (Unless they want a job in the oil fields that don’t require a college degree and pay 3x the national average).