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NASA’s Children’s Climate Change Website, and the book 1984: Creating Spies One Child at a Time.

 
July 8, 2014–What would you say if your child accused you of a thought crime, and turned you in to the thought police?
 
Would you say it was ridiculous?
 
Perhaps you would say, “There is no ‘thought crime’ in the United States.”
 
Surely your children would never try to accuse you of a crime or try to change your behavior.
 
Well, think again, because that is exactly what websites like NASA’s Climate Kids intends to do, except they won’t accuse you of thought crime, they will accuse you of a climate crime.
 
This colorful, fun website has two serious flaws. First, it teaches “pseudo facts” about climate change in a childlike manner that is easy to understand. “Facts” such as
  • Eleven of the last 12 years have been the warmest on record. Earth has warmed twice as fast in the last 50 years as in the 50 years before that. (Actually, there hasn’t been global warming in almost 18 years, and climate alarmist scientists know this.)
  • Climate change is causing unusual, extreme weather, some places are suffering long droughts and others are getting far too much rain in a short period. (Actually, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there is no evidence that global warming has increased the frequency or severity of extreme weather events.)

  • We don't know enough about Earth's ice to know just how many meters sea level is likely to rise as ice melts in various locations.” (Actually, sea-ice melt makes no difference in sea level, and land-ice melt doesn’t appear to have accelerated during the period of recent, allegedly manmade global warming. As a result, there’s been no increase in the rate of sea level rise, which has been happening ever since the end of the Ice Age.)
  • All that carbon stored in all those plants and animals over hundreds of millions of years is getting pumped back into the atmosphere over just one or two hundred years. (Actually, there is good evidence that putting it there is not causing dangerous global warming, but it most certainly is causing improved plant growth all over the world, including of agricultural crops, adding $3.2 trillion worth of crop yield 1960–2011 and a projected $9.8 trillion more by 2050.)
  • …Since 1979, ice has been getting smaller and smaller and thinner and thinner. Check out the Climate Time Machine and watch the ice shrink. (Actually, both land and sea ice expand and shrink over time in cycles in response to largely natural influences.)
Yes, why don’t we check out the Climate Time Machine!

This is a really interesting slideshow of images across time on various climate topics. The blue image represents 1885 (when humans supposedly weren’t putting out so much CO2), and the red, frightening image represents 2007 when humans have burned the dinosaurs (The CO2 section tells how dead dinosaurs are part of what created the fossil fuels we burn.) in their cars and caused anthropogenic global warming.

There is of course no mention of the fact that the prosperity made possible in large part by converting those fossil fuels into electricity and liquid fuels for transport has raised human life expectancy since that time from under 48 in 1885 to near 80 today. That would reveal to these impressionable children that there are tradeoffs involved. No, the message must be clear, simple, and hideously unbalanced. Fossil fuels are evil. And those who use them are evil.

The entire site is full of “facts” of climate alarmism, scaring children with lies while they have fun “learning” and playing games with NASA.

Of course these children will feel indignation once they learn that their space ship (the metaphor for the Earth) isn’t being properly cared for. “Whatever shall we do!?” They will say. “We must stop evil eco-terrorist man and his dinosaur burning machines!”

Thus we proceed to the “What Can We Do to Help?” section. This contains the second serious flaw, for instead of just teaching bad science, NASA here encourages children to act on that bad science in a way that brings to mind the specter of poor Mrs. Parsons and her two indoctrinated children.

There are, of course, the typical suggestions: plant a tree or a garden; unplug appliances, etc. but there are other suggestions as well.

NASA wants children to grow up and drive energy-efficient cars, put solar panels on their houses, and go into a green career to help prevent climate change. (“Green” careers are the way to help people now, not traditional careers like becoming a doctor or a nurse, or a pastor or a teacher, or a farmer or an inventor, or just a helpful person). Some of these suggestions are good things to do, while some aren’t helpful to the environment at all. But what are really disturbing are the suggestions that children should attempt to control the behavior of the adults in their lives (which means their parents).

According to NASA, a child who cares about the environment is encouraged to:
  • “… ask your driver to park the car and let you walk inside (at a fast-food restaurant), rather than sitting in a line of cars with the engine running and polluting.”
  • “Walk or ride your bike instead of taking a car everywhere.”
  • “Ask your parents to buy reusable grocery bags. Help them to remember to get them out of the car and take them into the store.” (Never mind the risk of disease from the contamination of these bags.)
  • "BYOM." Bring your own mug. That's what you can tell your parents when they stop to buy their morning coffee.”
At face value these suggestions may seem innocuous, but at their deepest level they suggest to the child that their parents are guilty of wrongdoing, and that it is the child’s responsibility to correct them. In effect, the government is attempting to coerce parents through their children to further this pseudo-science agenda, and it doesn’t mind driving a wedge between parent and child to accomplish its goal.

The environmental lobby and your government (this is a government website after all) want to use your children against you. They want to indoctrinate your children into envirospies watching your every move and harassing you until you change your behavior.

 “Mommy, don’t forget the reusable grocery bags.”

“Daddy, how dare you use a paper cup for your coffee!”

“You are hurting our Space Ship!”

Puhlease!

Have you ever wondered why so many non-Christian, Left-wing organizations like  George Soros’s Open Society Institute, Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Bauman Family Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and more—many of them strong supporters of population control, abortion on demand, and government-run “family planning” programs some of which include forced sterilization and abortion, as well as supporting steps toward global government and the erosion of American liberties—give millions of dollars to evangelical organizations? 
 
This brand new Cornwall Alliance Report entitled, “Evangelical Environmentalism: Bought and Paid for by Liberal Million$$$?” reveals the truth behind the funding of many so called “creation care” organizations, and the worldview behind that funding.
 
You can obtain this report with a donation of any amount to the Cornwall Alliance during the month of July. Remember to request offer code 1407. You can make a donation online, by phone at 703-569-4653, or by mail to Cornwall Alliance, 9302-C Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke, VA, 22015.
 
If you are already a designated monthly donor, you will receive this offer automatically.

If you would like to become a monthly donor, go to our secure online giving site or call our office, 703-569-4653. You can use your credit card or arrange for automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account.

In Christ,

Megan Toombs
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation seeks to magnify the glory of God in creation, the wisdom of His truth in environmental stewardship, the kindness of His mercy in lifting the needy out of poverty, and the wonders of His grace in the gospel of Jesus Christ. A coalition of theologians, pastors, ministry leaders, scientists, economists, policy experts, and committed laymen, the Cornwall Alliance is the world’s leading evangelical voice promoting environmental stewardship and economic development built on Biblical principles. The Cornwall Alliance is a non-profit religious, charitable, and educational organization. All gifts are tax deductible.
Correction
 
Previously we mistakenly identified Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi, author of The Book that Made Your World and the lecture “Logos vs. Mysticism: Environmentalism’s Flight from Reason,” as “a former Hindu philosopher who became a Christian.” That description came from my mistaken memory. My good friend Vishal graciously informed me that his grandparents, on both sides of his family, were Christians, and he was raised as a Christian, decided to study Hinduism, spent time in a Hindu ashram, and was initiated into Transcendental Meditation (TM) as an adult. Since then he has written extensively on Hindu religion and philosophy, and his book The World of Gurus is a university-level textbook. I’m sorry for the mistake and highly recommend all of Dr. Mangalwadi’s books. You can learn more about his ministry at www.RevelationMovement.com.—E. Calvin Beisner


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