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A fed-up father has pulled his son out of school and has accused staff of brainwashing children, after the climate movement made its way in to his son’s Year 4 classroom.
Around the country thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest on climate change, but Matthew Karlos is infuriated about the topic being taught at his son’s state school claiming, “it’s ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous.”
Mr Karlos’ 10-year-old son Max told A Current Affair reporter Pippa Bradshaw “they asked us all to dress up as hippies, and sing this song, big yellow taxi.”
“We shouldn’t be worrying about the end of the world,” he said.
Agreeing with his son, Mr Karlos claims, “it’s just brainwashing the younger generations.”
The father and son duo are taking a stand against climate change activism.
“They shouldn’t be teaching kids that, and yeah we shouldn’t toss away our rubbish like I said before, but we shouldn’t be worrying about the end of the world,” Max said.
The climate change debate has been front-and-centre of late after 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg called out politicians at the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, telling world leaders, “We will never forgive you.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to her controversial speech, emphasizing, “I think we’ve got to caution against raising the anxieties of children.”
When Max was told that one of his last days of the term, would be a ‘Greenie day’ it was the final straw for the young boy and his dad.
“All the other kids, ’cause (sic) we were all in the one class at the time, they were all going, yay we can dress up as hippies, and I just said, what’s so good about it? There’s nothing good about them,” Max said.
“They just sit around doing nothing all day.”
Students were also expected to sing to the go-to environmental song Big Yellow Taxi, written by Joni Mitchell, which has been covered numerous times, including by pop band Counting Crows.
Mr Karlos had already kept Max home weeks earlier when students were asked to give a speech on the environment.
“It was to do with mankind induced climate change and all this business they carry on about now,” he said.
This father, who is a second generation water farmer, has long had a beef with greenies, who are against his water harvesting business in northern New South Wales.
“They don’t like the trucks on the road, they don’t like this, they don’t like that you know, so here we are” he said.
And now he’s had enough of his son also getting the greenie message at his state school.
“You’ve gotta (sic) teach kids to be happy and positive and it’s all well and good to be concerned about the environment and wanting to teach kids good practices and basically not be grubs and throw litter around and this sort of thing, but you don’t have to be a greenie to do that,” he said.
Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson believes teachers are better off keeping the message positive, when it comes to primary school children.
“We just want to be careful in an education context that we don’t cross into the political sphere too much … you don’t have to be a believer or a skeptic to buy into the fact that it’s a good idea to talk positively about what we can do to make our planet healthier,” Mr Coulson said.
Mr Karlos believes scenes of protesting around the country, as well as activist Greta Thunberg speaking out, amounts to brainwashing.
“The fact that you’ve got supposed adults … pushing ideas on a 16 year old girl and using her as a pawn, is just disgusting; it’s child abuse,” he said.
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Earth Day confuses cult indoctrination with education
Environmental extremism is destroying the basics of scientific inquiry
By Michelle Stirling-Anosh
Friends of Science
CALGARY, AB/ Troy Media/ – Earth Day is upon us and once again we’ll be bombarded with appeals to protect the earth for our children. Our children, in turn, will be submitted to agenda driven indoctrination that would have made Stalin proud. As they
are every day, it turns out.
In the UK, a report released in early April entitled “Climate Control: Brainwashing in Schools” revealed that global warming/climate change propaganda has infiltrated every aspect of education, leading Education Secretary Michael Gove to publicly state that school principals are “breaking the law if they preach an eco-agenda.”
The report found: “In every case of concern, the slant is on
scares, on raising fears, followed by the promotion of detailed
guidance on how pupils should live, as well as on what they should think.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that climate change has conquered campuses.
Universities no longer push education in the hard sciences like petroleum engineering
or geosciences because there are few takers. Elementary schools have successfully
destroyed the basics of scientific inquiry in children and anyone expressing an interest
in petroleum is instantly demonized.
In Alberta, the NDP tabled a petition of 26,000 signatures last week to try and stop oil
companies from helping redraft the school curriculum. Fossil fuels are consistently
demonized in school materials, with no mention of the benefits to humankind.
Critical thinking on climate could be taught at schools. Your children could be learning
that between 1912 and 1963, an almost eruption-free period of volcanic activity, global
temperatures rose by 0.5 degree C due to a lack of aerosols and ash which lower
temperatures. They could be taught that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions up to 1950
were too small to have caused any significant climate change, so climate change to that
date was mostly natural. Then, climate cooled for 25 years from 1950.
Instead, they will be taught that industrial greenhouse gases (GHG) caused by human
activity, principally CO2, are the sole reason for a rise in global temperatures since 1880
– and that global warming is all their fault.
Your children could be taught that there have been three known periods of natural
warming in human history – the Minoan, Roman Optimum and Medieval Warm Period.
These were interspersed with the Dark Ages Cold Period and the cold, wet, rainy
extremes of the Little Ice Age, brutal and violent times to be alive.
They could be reading Brian Fagan’s books or James Marusek’s 1,400 page weather
chronicle, showing how common it is to have extreme swings in weather events and
climate patterns in history.
The children will instead be told, repeatedly, that the globe is warming and extreme
weather is the result. They should be reading the evidence in Dr. Madhav Khandekar’s
report, showing that, despite nominal global warming to 1998, there has been no trend
of more extreme weather globally.
They could be studying the evidence – that global hurricane energy has declined 40 per
cent since 1998. It has been 3,108 days since the last major (category 3 to 5) hurricane
hit the U.S., the longest major hurricane-free period in U.S. history.
They will be taught that wind energy is clean, green and free – and “reduces emissions”
– even though evidence has demonstrated it is dirty and rare earth mineral mining for
turbine magnets have destroyed swaths of China. Wind power is wasteful and nine
times the cost of conventional power. Wind increases emissions with back-up natural
gas plants ramping up and down 24/7 to keep pace with wind’s variability.
They could be discussing atmospheric scientist Judith Curry’s testimony to the U.S.
Senate that “CO2 is not the control knob of climate variability.” They could be discussing
how the sun is a main driver of climate change.
They could be told that global warming stopped all by itself, years before the Kyoto
Protocol was enacted to “stop global warming” and despite a continued rise in carbon
Instead, your children are still being told global warming is a new, unique catastrophic
Generations of children have been terrorized at school and through Earth Day to have
an unfounded ‘fear of global warming,’ a psychological state comparable to the
Stockholm Syndrome, where they are unable to liberate themselves from their
tormentors. The critical thinking skills have been scared out of them.
This Earth Day, question what your children are learning. Is it climate cult indoctrination
or true education? Must we sacrifice the work of centuries of scientists on the altar of
Michelle Stirling-Anosh is the Communications Manager of Friends of Science.