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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 03:51 pm
Author Katherine Ellison in the Los Angeles Times:
Global warming is a bit like sex: Long before you think it’s time to explain it to your children, they’ve already heard the mixed-up details on the playground.
I asked my 11-year-old son what he knew. “The water is going to rise about 20 feet, and we’re all doomed,” he said matter of factly …
Those aren’t “mixed-up details”; Ellison’s kid is repeating exactly what he’s been told by stupid enviromentaloids. Who knew the Independent was so influential among LA-area pre-teens? Ellison continues:
Apocalyptic fears have shadowed U.S. childhood before this. Who among us boomers doesn’t remember all that Cold War ducking and covering? But global warming is profoundly scarier. For starters, to trigger a nuclear holocaust, somebody has to be the first to bomb. To trigger eco-Armageddon, all we need do is continue to ignore leading scientists’ warnings.
Armageddon is caused by ignoring scientists! Let’s avert crisis by inviting them out to lunch.
So many of us don’t discuss [global warming] with our children, as if we could somehow “protect” them that way.
I wonder if Ellison has ever discussed militant Islam with her 11-year-old.
To be a parent is to teach responsibility through sacrifice, to shell out constantly for braces, college savings, roof repairs and on and on. If we want to show our kids we mean business about global warming, let’s start by ponying up for a carbon tax.
You do that, lady. Your boy won’t go to college and he’ll have British teeth, but at least your roofless hovel will be safe from The Warmening.
As a backup, however — because parents should always have backups — I’ve been introducing my own children to Buddhist meditation. It has been used for 2,500 years to cope with suffering, anxiety and change — and may be helpful in the hot decades to come.
With luck, her lad will grow up to be a NASCAR driver.
(Via J.F. Beck)