It’s The Summer Of Cli-Fi

What is Cli-fi? No, it’s not something sexusal

(UK Telegraph) Climate activists are targeting children through a new range of ‘cli-fi’ – climate fiction – novels which seek to highlight the dangers of global warming.

David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said that children were more open minded and claimed that writers could ‘infect’ their minds with ‘seriously subversive viral ideas’.

“I like writing for children because their minds are still forming,” said Mr Thorpe whose novel is set in a coastal Wales ravaged by climate change and rising sea levels.

“They are asking all sorts of questions about how the world is working. Their minds haven’t been tainted by ideological bias, they are still open minded about it.

“You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas that they can explore on their own to make it exciting. When I was that age I loved having my mind boggled.”

In other words, they are using cli-fi to indoctrinate children, to scare children, to put fear in their minds, and give them all sorts of anxieties. It’s intellectual and spiritual child molestation, using a flawed and failed “science”. It started with Al Gore’s horribly bad movie “An Inconvenient Truth”, full of many errors. In the UK, schools must warn of bias and errors when it is shown, per a High Court order.

George Marshall, one of the writers in attendance, “founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network and author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change”, has taken issue with the way this is being portrayed in the comments for the story

As one of the participants in this event I strongly object to the slant suggested in the byline that we were discussing a strategy for “activists” to “target children”. Policy makers across the political spectrum regard climate change to be one of the key issues of our time and were we discussing the ways that artists and writers respond to this in their work. Of course children’s writing should be a part of this, but, as Saci Lloyd and David Thorpe pointed out, good writing for all ages is driven by strong stories and characters not by political messaging. I would add that I never said that people are “bored” by science, but rather that attitudes are formed by narratives not data: a conclusion, incidentally, derived from rigourous cognitive research.

To which socalpa has responded

Do you then deny an intent to manipulate the young by introducing an element of Fear regarding Weather/Climate ?

“attitudes are formed by narratives not data:” ?

Why then must a “narrative” be introduced to young minds ?

Is it because the data shows different implications then the ones desired by the writers ? Clearly, the actual science shows many contradictory scenarios for the future impacts of Global Warming. The catastrophic scenarios largely debunked by this centuries science.

This is political. Otherwise, a narrative would not be needed.

Meanwhile, more climate-fiction at the movie theaters

(Daily Beast) George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.

Never has commercialism and idealism blended so beautifully, and still so discordantly.

A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much at the box office. Its narrative goal, however: to get you to stop caring so much about the vapid capitalistic things that are ruining us all and instead maybe do something to make the world a better place.

Is this the same George Clooney has multiple McMansions and takes lots and lots of fossil fueled travel around the world?

The logline for Tomorrowland is deceptively complicated for a film so aggressively blunt with its message. That message, by the way? We have the power to save the world, should we choose to use it.

It’s Al Gore by way of Captain Planet, Disney-approved.

We’re introduced to a wide-eyed teenager named Casey (played by Britt Robertson), the daughter of a NASA engineer, who refuses to accept the end of the Space Race era, and the optimism and spirit it embodied.

The next part is the wee bit of sci-fi wonkiness: Casey is recruited by an ageless adolescent android who gives her a pin that transports her to Tomorrowland—a Jetsons-like utopia where the brightest, purest minds in the world were meant to gather to manufacture the brightest future possible.

OK, so, a summer blockbuster (we’ll have to see how the box-office figures work out) that’s preachy and, well, preachy. Just what everyone wants in a summer movie. One which tells us that we should bow down to the “experts” and allow them to manufacture our futures.

It does delve into more than just “climate change”, featuring a myriad of other issues, to be clear. But, of course, the Cult of Climastrology is working hard to subsume all those issues, such as poverty, obesity, starvation, and real ecological problems, under the One True Banner of “climate change”.

Can’t I just watch a movie and read a book?

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22 Responses to “It’s The Summer Of Cli-Fi”

  1. Kevin says:

    Cli-Fi. I like it. I’m stealing it.

  2. john says:

    None of his homes are McMansions. McMansions are new tacky large homes.
    Your post here also seemed to “obscure” the fact that climate change was but one of the many problems facing us in the future. And Teach seems to feel that government shouldn’t try and stop any of it, just leave it up to all individuals, sort of like Ayn Rand. The right wing’s patron of selfishness and narcissism. everyone should do what is best for themselves. Industry can police themselves without any gummint regulations.

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
    Vladimir Lenin

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
    Vladimir Lenin

    Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
    Joseph Stalin

    Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
    Joseph Stalin

    And lastly plank 10 from the communist manifesto.

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

    And now the progressives want FREE COLLEGE so they can continue the education of the CHILDREN….as long as they can control the message.

  4. Dana says:

    With the network’s change of name, maybe you need to re-entitle this It’s The Summer Of ClyFy.

  5. Jeffery says:

    It’s intellectual and spiritual child molestation

    Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

    Sort of like telling small children if they don’t believe in and obey a mythological creature in the sky, whose “ideas” originated with stone-age goatherders, that after they die they’ll spend eternity in excruciating fiery pain in a mythical hellscape of torture and misery. Adults would recognize the nonsense and harm of it all and make a rational choice, but small children are more susceptible to that sort of molestation by parents and clergy.

    So, you think it’s OK to terrorize children with stories of a mythological hell to control their behavior but telling them appropriate scientific truths is “molestation”.

    You’re one fucked-up dude, dude.

  6. gitarcarver says:

    So, you think it’s OK to terrorize children with stories of a mythological hell to control their behavior but telling them appropriate scientific truths is “molestation”.

    No, he thinks that telling the truth to children and protecting them from liars like yourself is a good path to take.

    I guess since you claim your wife is Christian and have called her “delusional,” we can add to that the idea that you believe your wife is a child molester.

    To quote you, “You’re one fucked-up dude, dude.

    In actuality, you personify what is found in Romans 1:22:

    “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools”

  7. drowningpuppies says:

    How appropriate that little jeffy would comment on child molestation.
    He should know.

  8. Liam Thomas says:

    You’re one fucked-up dude, dude.

    Jeffery you might want to look in the mirror when you make certain statements.

    As if following the communist playbook right down the the last page…..The atheist speaks out calling anyone who disagrees with him the above.

    As the KGB station chief who defected in the70’s and claimed that the playbook included the tearing down of GOD and PATRIOTISM in order to prevent push back….

    Stalin once said:

    You know, they are fooling us, there is no God… all this talk about God is sheer nonsense.

  9. Dana says:

    Our long-suffering host asked:

    It does delve into more than just “climate change”, featuring a myriad of other issues, to be clear. But, of course, the Cult of Climastrology is working hard to subsume all those issues, such as poverty, obesity, starvation, and real ecological problems, under the One True Banner of “climate change”.

    Can’t I just watch a movie and read a book?

    Well, no, of course not! Watching a movie, at the theater, means burning gasoline, and spewing tons upon tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, dooming us all. Then, the theaters are using electricity, not just for the projection and the air conditioning and all of that, but to produce the over-buttered popcorn, which will make you obese, and you’ll have a heart attack, and consume even more electricity in the hospital.

    If you watch the movie at home, it’ll consume less electricity, but still some, so you are still killing Mother Gaia!

    A book? That’s made out of dead trees, the plants which consume not-quite-enough of the CO2 we wicked conservatives thoughtlessly spew into the atmosphere, so every book you read hurts Gaia!

    You may sit out on the lawn — that you may cut only with an old-fashioned manual lawnmower — and contemplate your selfishness and wickedness for entertainment.

  10. Liam Thomas says:

    So, you think it’s OK to terrorize children with stories of a mythological hell to control their behavior but telling them appropriate scientific truths is “molestation”.

    It is important to tell children the truth. To present all the view points and let them decide. That however is not happening.

    AHH but the kicker….WHOSE truth….in your world it would be YOUR TRUTH.

    Just as christians believe in God you believe in some cataclysmic event that is going to befall mankind if we dont stop using fossil fuels.

    we are all still anxiously awaiting you to GO FIRST…..LEAD….perhaps you will gain followers.

  11. Jeffery says:

    So you hypocrites DO think it’s OK for adults to terrorize toddlers with tales of eternal damnation and torture, but writing books for older kids you call child molestation. I understand that you were likely molested by your parents and others you trusted with terrifying stories about devils, demons, pitchforks and lakes of fire and a so-called loving god who would torture you for ever and ever if you didn’t worship “him”. Sick. I feel bad for you, but the abused often abuse their own children, as I assume you monsters have, so we cannot ignore your behaviors. What kind of fucked-up creature would torture those that don’t worship “him”? Sick.

    There’s certainly more evidence supporting the theory of global warming than supporting your “theory” of god(s)(where there is no evidence). Let me rephrase that. There is overwhelming evidence supporting the theory that man’s production of CO2 is causing the Earth to warm, but no evidence to support the existence of a Christian god (or any god for that matter). Yet, conservatives want to ban any talk of global warming, while desiring to incorporate Christian mythology into our government!

    Conservative Christians indoctrinate children into their sick religion by threatening them with eternal pain and misery if they don’t join. Sick. These emotional and psychological scars can last these poor children a lifetime. And you smear authors writing children’s as child molesters.

    Teach, your fluffers have no response except Alinskyesque ridicule and slander. guttercraver attacks my wife; and suckingpuppies attacks my grandchildren. These two are famously brave typists (as are most conservatives), but demonstrated pussies in the real world, neither of whom has accomplished anything outside their own sick, flaccid fantasies.

    Fluffers: Why is it OK to terrorize children into behaving with vile stories, but “child molestation” for authors to write books about global warming?

    Fluffers: Let me know where to meet and we can “discuss” your slander of my family. You’re typical Christian conservatives. Bullies and pussies.

  12. […] I like this phrase, coined by William Teach of The Pirates Cove. […]

  13. Dana says:

    Did our host’s designated blog leftist really write:

    Fluffers: Let me know where to meet and we can “discuss” your slander of my family. You’re typical Christian conservatives. Bullies and pussies.

    Why, that reads as though Jeffrey is threatening someone with a physical fight! And here I thought that he was a pacifist.

  14. Jeffery says:

    Dana,

    What makes you think I’m a pacifist?

    Anyway, I invited your cowardly cohort to discuss their slander, and that’s best done in person.

    But the two big pussies should hope to make some powerful arguments because my wife and 12 year old grandson might still kick their asses.

    guttercraver I cut a little slack since something happened to him a few months ago that completely changed his personality. Perhaps a stroke. Maybe electroconvulsive therapy.

    sickpuppy has been sick from day 1. He/she’s never made a constructive comment.

  15. Liam Thomas says:

    Anyway, I invited your cowardly cohort to discuss their slander, and that’s best done in person.

    Why are you here Jeffery? Is this one of your assigned blogs to troll? Or are you really just a glutton for punishment.

    You never offer any solutions to anything other then cap and trade and alternatives. We are building alternatives. Cap and trade initially offered by the right is a no go as its nothing but another way for rich people to become richer.

    How exactly is cap and trade going to solve anything? A company simply has to pay to emit more then X C02 and in doing so they simply pass on most of that cost to its customers and the rest is made up in stagnant wage increases and even the removal of employees to keep the margins of their bottom line.

    You offer no solutions. You dont even adhere to your own preachings. You tell us to stop using fossil fuels while you guzzle them yourself.

    So why are you here? To pick fights with people you dont even know…or is it a job in which your paid to troll AGW denier sites in preparation for Hillarys run in 2016???

    Your straight out of the Obama playbook. How much do they pay you to do this? Where can I join? I need to subsidize my income at the expense of the POOR as Hillary makes millions giving speechs about the WOES OF THE POOR……..

    LOLOL…pathetic.

  16. Liam Thomas says:

    (Daily Beast) George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.

    My stomach turned when I watched Avatar. The subliminal message of a good movie was gut wrenching….Every corporation will rape and kill a planet in order to turn a profit.

    It is this type of “MESSAGE” the leftist Hollywood and the ultra leftist communist progressives peddle every day in schools, universities and Hollywood.

    Its why ultimately this world will be another disaster as one simply has to look at the Former Soviet Union to see whats coming…..The ALL KNOWING STATE telling us what to and not to do.

    But people like Jeffery who make it happen will have THEIRS….They will be set as they brow beat the others into submission.

    This is where America is headed.

  17. drowningpuppies says:

    Little jeffy playing the victim card again forgetting all the vile invective comments of his towards others on this board.
    Please…

  18. Jeffery says:

    Why are you here Jeffery? Is this one of your assigned blogs to troll? Or are you really just a glutton for punishment.

    It’s de rigueur at conservablogs to drive off liberal critics with mockery and ridicule. You call it “punishment”, I call it the price of FREEDOM! I’m here to correct the bloggers mistakes, exaggerations and lies. Teach can block me if he chooses.

    You tell us to stop using fossil fuels while you guzzle them yourself.

    Did I once criticize anyone here for their use of fossil fuels? Can you give examples of my “guzzling” of fossil fuels?

    Teach’s insistence that the theory of global warming is false because climate realists drive cars is propaganda not reason. It’s an argument tactic misrepresenting his opponents’ message. It’s mockery and ridicule disguised as debate.

    It’s as if I were to end the small government debate by saying your argument isn’t serious until you eschew ALL government services. ALL. No driving on roads. No unemployment payments. No Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. No police protection, no fire protection. No medicine use. No patent protection. Oh, you mean you’re not insisting that we eliminate government only that we rein it in? Well, climate realists are asking that we rein in CO2 emissions not eliminate all fossil fuels use.

    It’s as if I were to end the new Iraq war debate by saying your arguments aren’t serious until you join the military and volunteer to fight ISIL. New warmonger Mitt Romney should invest $100 million in the fight and make certain his sons volunteer. It’s easy to send other peoples’ children to die and to spend other peoples’ money on war.

    You never offer any solutions to anything other then (sic)…blockquote>

    Never… other than?? You contradict yourself in a single sentence. I offered a solution but you disagree with it. It’s called debate. Your solution seems to be to do nothing. I disagree with that.

    According to conservative Deniers there are no problems to solve – other than blocking authors of children’s books from writing about global warming (or what Teach refers to as “child molestation”). What kind of ignorant, stupid asshole refers to children’s books as child molestation? Answer: an ignorant stupid asshole like Teach.

    I get paid a lot from three different organizations (and my wife gets a lot from her company) but I don’t get paid to comment. Being paid to parrot someone else’s ideas would be what conservabloggers do. Yuck.

    I find far-right conservatives to be dishonest with themselves and with everyone else. They construct tales to support their ideologies (as you did with your on-the-fly climate model), adding pieces as needed to plug obvious holes.

    You should present your model at a climate realist website to get a scientific critique.

  19. Jeffery says:

    sickpussy,

    Consider it an open invitation. Come to St. Louis. I’ll have a limo pick you up at the airport (or bus station if you’re on the no-fly list) and drive you to the county police where you can file your complaint. Hell, I’ll even reimburse you for your travel costs.

  20. All right, let’s reign it it a bit, guys. Not a suggestion.

  21. Jeffery says:

    Every corporation will rape and kill a planet in order to turn a profit.

    Corporations are government created entities with special rights protecting investors from responsibility for any harm caused by the corporation. Their objective is to make a profit for the shareholders, limited only by the laws of the land.

    It would be irresponsible for any corporation NOT to do everything it could legally do to make a profit.

    If it is legal to dump your industrial effluent into a river rather than pay X amount to dispose of it, the corporation has the fiduciary obligation to dump into the river. That’s not to say that corporations are immune to public opinion. WalMart is making life better for its “associates” not because of government interference but because of public pressure and bad press.

    Government regulations on corporations is public opinion writ large. No one is forced to incorporate. Incorporation is a government benefit granted to businesses. When we regulate corporations, e.g., restrict air and water pollution, enforce accounting laws and disclosures and labor and monopoly and bribery and worker protections laws, we’re doing the people’s work.

    Are you against all regulations? How do you decide?

  22. Jeffery says:

    Agreed.

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