‘Climate Change’ Is Scaring The Kids And Here’s How To Talk To Them Or Something

It’s really not ‘climate change’ that is scaring the kids: it’s unhinged members of the Cult of Climastrology, including the NY Times, where this screed comes from, that are scaring them with prognostications of future doom. This really is an opinion piece sitting in the “science” section

Climate Change Is Scaring Kids. Here’s How to Talk to Them.

Hollywood has produced quite a few fictionalized depictions of dramatic climate change. Scores of people die after Manhattan freezes in 2004’s “The Day After Tomorrow.” In “Geostorm,” released in 2017, the weather goes haywire after satellites malfunction.

Realistic scenarios, though, have been less frequent. Yet Sunday’s episode of “Big Little Lies,” the HBO show about five women living in Monterey, Calif., included a second grader who had an anxiety attack after discussing climate change with a teacher. The girl worried the world was going to end.

Psychologists say the way parents and teachers talk about climate change with children has an effect on their young psyches.

“A lot of people, when they talk to kids, are processing their own anxiety and fears,” said John Fraser, a psychologist and chief executive of NewKnowledge, a social science think tank that studies health and the environment. “Do you think kids won’t be scared, too? As a culture, we haven’t developed good tools to talk about these things.”

A lot of Warmists, when they talk to kids, shouldn’t be allowed to talk to kids, because they’re bat guano insane and should be seeking professional mental help. And should give up their own use of fossil fuels and make their own lives carbon neutral. See how that goes.

Janet K. Swim, a professor of psychology at Penn State University, said she emphasized several steps for parents (and teachers, for that matter) to take when talking about climate change with youngsters.

“You should start off with something positive, like, ‘We like the planet,’” she said. This should be followed with taking children outside to appreciate nature. For city dwellers, this is as simple as going to a park. Families in more rural areas can hike.

Or, better yet, refer them to people who are grounded in reality, who can explain to the kids that what is going on is nothing unusual for the Earth, that warm periods happen, that certain adults are trying to scare them with doomsaying over yearly temperature increases that are hundredths of a degree, that a 1.5F increase since 1850 is a nothingburger, that everything will be just fine, and that the people scaring them are utter climahypocrites. Further, that they should consider all the policies that Warmists push, and wonder why they all included increasing the cost of living as well as Big Government control of citizens lives, restricting their freedom, liberty, and choice.

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14 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Is Scaring The Kids And Here’s How To Talk To Them Or Something”

  1. Kye says:

    That’s not even a viable opinion piece, Teach. That’s just pure how-to propaganda.

    Trump 2020 Stop the commie propaganda masquerading as news.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Just tell them the truth. The Earth is warming from CO2 we’re adding to the atmosphere, and it’s very likely to cause adverse conditions.

    There are grown-ups who deny that any of this is taking place but they are wrong.

    Trump 2020: Lock Him Up!

    • formwiz says:

      The truth is it’s all one big Lefty lie.

      It’s all bull and they have nothing to worry about.

      Trump 2020: Crush the Demos. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women. Or their Buttpegs, as the case may be.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        tRump 2020: Lock Him Up!

        Crush the anti-American NuGOPhers and their Rapist in Chief.

        • formwiz says:

          Give ’em just a little time and the Stalin always comes out in.

          And you know he dreams of being one of the commissars.

          Too bad those dreams will die with him. They’re always first to go to the wall.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Hey Adolf, did you forget what you typed? Will you and Eva blow YOUR “brains” out?

            formwiz types:

            June 30, 2019 at 6:16 pm

            Trump 2020: Crush the Demos. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.

    • Nighthawk says:

      Or the real truth. That the climate is changing just as it always has and always will. That the theories that the climate is changing because of man’s activities are not proven. That all of these doom and gloom predictions are based on failed climate models that can’t model past, known climate. That the Earth’s climate has been much warmer in the past than it is now and nothing disastrous happened then but actually got better for human life. That CO2 levels were also much higher in the past than now and again, nothing bad happened and in fact, we had more diverse and more abundant plant life. And the big truth that all of this ‘climate change’ nonsense is simply people in power trying to keep the money train rolling into their pockets.

  3. Jl says:

    Of course it’s not climate that’s scaring the children, because it’s no different than before. It’s the superstitious adults who are scaring the children on what “could” happened in the future. Or, could not

  4. Sven says:

    You should start off with something positive, like, “Joey, you don’t really believe that crap do you? Didn’t think so. Now bring me a beer”.

  5. Nighthawk says:

    Or maybe not talk to kids this young about this crap at all. These kids have no real understanding of global scale or great lengths of time. They know their immediate surroundings and what a year or two is. Anything beyond that is outside their comprehension.

    I remember when my son was in first grade. He was asking about the Sun. What it was and other questions. I told him how old it was and then made the mistake of telling him it would explode in 4.5 billion years. He was scared to death that it would blow up “tomorrow” as he would say. Took me months to finally convince him that it wouldn’t and he had nothing to worry about. You tell these kids that something may happen 100, 150 years from now and they will be scared that it will happen tomorrow.

    Just let them be kids and don’t dump the ‘end of the world’ crap on them until they can actually grasp time, scale and logic/reason.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Nighthawk,

      We kids survived the cold war and the school “nuclear attack” drills. We even had provisions in the school basement.

      Kids can survive straight talk about global warming.

      • Kye says:

        Sadly, kids don’t get “straight talk about global warming” they get a one sided propaganda fest. Same as they get with “transgendered” nonsense.

        Trump 2020 Let’s give kids Straight Talk again!

      • formwiz says:

        No, we didn’t.

        And we weren’t subjected to the unending stream of lies and propaganda that some kids get about global nothing.

        And there weren’t “provisions” in school basements.

        Kids can survive straight talk about global warming.

        Especially because it’s all a lie.

  6. formwiz says:

    Hey Adolf, did you forget what you typed? Will you and Eva blow YOUR “brains” out?

    Lavrenti, I’ve been fighting Lefties all my life.

    You’re the one who seems forever at the edge of suicide.

    PS If you ever need a push…

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