Propaganda Class

Carbon dioxide tax proponents love the scare campaign label. It enables them to relegate their opponents to ruthless fear mongers. What about the real scare campaign however? It is not taking place in political advertisements or parliament house. The most innocent among us are being submitted to blatant global warming propaganda and ridiculous doomsday scenarios.

While the government’s agenda is not as crazy as this hysterical rant from Lisa Simpson, it is certainly enough to give many children nightmares. More and worse natural disasters, poor water security, failed crops, rising sea levels, plants and animals dying.

Not only are they taught outlandish consequences of global warming, but are subjected to a highly politicised area. No wonder most young people are believers in the impending apocalypse, leading to the hysterical level of activism.

Are these children taught that there is another side to the debate, that thousands of scientists reject the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory? That doomsday predictions are frequently disproven by the resilience of nature? Science class is for science, not politics and propaganda. History will note this part of the global warming scare as one of the most reprehensible aspects.

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About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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One Response to Propaganda Class

  1. Oksanna says:

    We have had this before in Australia. In the 1960s, Russian ‘set theory’ was taught in primary school arithmetic due to the Sputnik Scare. The fad passed. With the emergence of Sociology in the flower-powery 1960s, History and Geography combined into ‘Social Studies’. Handwriting in Australia has suffered a steady decline since the 1960s. Any attempt to assist a child with correct posture for handwriting would result in censure for the teacher. Personal desktop computers were introduced to primary schools in the 1990s under the rubric of ‘progress’ and claims used decades earlier for the advent of TV were recycled: ‘revolution in education and communication’ etc. Ergonomic and other health concerns about PCs for children were ignored. So the latest Australian fad, teaching the Greenhouse Scare as mainstream science to impressionable children is just par for the course, really. But it will pass. To quote Australian Federal Schools Minister Peter Garrett’s old rock band, Midnight Oil:
    “Cold, cold change…waiting to begin, left us all angry and bewildered, laughing at the way we were taken in”

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