Friday, February 23, 2007

Junk Science Harmful to Children

Another ridiculous global warming story comes out of the UK:

Global warming concerns are keeping children awake at night
Half of young children are anxious about the effects of global warming, often losing sleep because of their concern, according to a new report today.

A survey of 1,150 youngsters aged between seven and 11 found that one in four blamed politicians for the problems of climate change.
Now what scientific group came up with this gem? Why, a supermarket chain, of course.
One in seven of those questioned by supermarket giant Somerfield said their own parents were not doing enough to improve the environment.

The most feared consequences of global warming included poor health, the possible submergence of entire countries and the welfare of animals.

Most of those polled understood the benefits of recycling, although one in 10 thought the issue was linked to riding a bike.

Pete Williams, of Somerfield, said: "Concerns over our environment dominate the media at present and kids are exposed to the hard facts as much as anybody.
Here's a radical concept which may enable the little urchins to sleep better at night. Try educating them, not indoctrinating them with pseudo-science and propaganda. If all a kid hears 24/7 is some hype how they'll be living underwater in 20 years, they might start believing the nonsense.

Let them be children.

UPDATE: More at Sister Toldjah and Planet Gore.

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