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THE NEW CLIMATE SCIENCE

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Swedish activists led by Greta Thunberg march to protest climate change.

THIS POST IS A CRITICAL ASSSESSMENT OF THE NEW VOGUE IN CLIMATE SCIENCE WHERE TEENAGED GIRLS ARE THE PRINCIPAL SPOKESMEN FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE AND THE PRINCIPAL ACTIVISTS FOR THE CAUSE OF CLIMATE ACTION TO MOVE THE WORLD’S ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO RENEWABLES.

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EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS.

One way to understand the greater fear of climate change among children is that children have not yet developed their faculties of critical evaluation of fear mongering claims such as the willy nilly attribution of all things bad to climate change.

Kids' world climate strikes demand that warming stop, fast

PART-1: THE NEW PREACHERS OF CLIMATE SCIENCE AND THEIR MESSAGE: SOURCE: TEENVOGUE DOT COM: LINK: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/teen-climate-activists-fighting-future-of-the-planet

TEENAGER#1: GRETA THUNBERG: A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greta Thunberg is the Swedish teen who’s quickly made her way to the forefront of the climate-justice movement. In 2018, Thunberg spoke about the importance of climate activism in front of a group of world leaders at the United Nations. Greta said at the summit. {Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago. We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard}. Thunberg has since led a number of school strikes globally and spoke in support of the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in April. In 2019 she spoke at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York and at the COP25 in Santiago, Chile. Thunberg doesn’t fly due to the enormous climate impact of aviation. Blogger’s note: Aviationis responsible for 2% of global emissions. GRETA’S SPEECH AT THE BIDEN CLIMATE SUMMIT; Greta Thunberg lambasted the leaders for weak climate targets. She out at world leaders saying that their climate targets were “very insufficient” and accusing them of “giving up without even trying. In testimony at a US congressional hearing, delivered at the same time as the Biden climate summit was under way, Thunberg lambasted world leaders for their inaction, particularly the US, which she singled out as the biggest emitter in history. As she spoke, the leaders of the world’s biggest economies joined US President Joe Biden to bolster their climate goals. But the Swedish teenager said these targets were full of loopholes. “Unlike you, my generation will not give up without a fight,” Thunberg said in her testimony. “How long do you honestly believe that people in power, like you, will continue to get away with it?” Thunberg made waves at previous climate summits for her critical speeches. She is sceptical of “net zero” targets which she says will not reduce emissions fast enough. “You may say that we are naive, and that is fine. But at least we are not so naive that we believe that anything will be solved by countries and companies making vague distant targets, she said to Congress. In a video released on Twitter simultaneously, Thunberg tells her followers: “Let’s call out their bullshit. The gap between what we are doing, and what needs to be done, is widening by the minute.”

TEENAGER#2: KATIE EDER: The executive director of Future Coalition, the largest network of youth-led organizations and youth organizers across the USA, Katie Eder organized two climate strikes and aided the formation of the AllEyesOnJuliana campaign by age 19. Eder told Teen Vogue her quest for environmental justice began in sixth grade, after she read Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. I was so confused at that age, she says, how a problem like climate change could be so large and yet it seemed like nothing was being done to address the issue,” she said. “I thought that the only way this could be happening was because no one knew about it, and so for much of middle school I dedicated myself to educating people about climate change. Eder notes that throughout history, young people have been the catalyst for change. This is the revolution that’s going to save our planet,” she said. “Our generation is not going to sit around as our futures are destroyed around us.”

Eder’s question to Biden: At CNN’s climate crisis town hall Eder asked Biden how future young voters can trust him with their futures. Specifically, she asked, “Older generations have continued to fail our generation by repeatedly choosing money and power over our lives and our futures, so how we can trust you to put us — the future — over the wants of large corporations and wealthy individuals?
Biden answered, “Because I’ve never done it.” He added, “I’ve never made that choice. My whole career. Simple. I mean, look, I got involved back in 1986. I introduced a climate change plan that was said to be a game changer. I’ve been involved in everything from making sure we go with back in the ’90s, everything I’ve done has been done to take on the polluters and take on those who are, in fact, decimating our environment. I mean, it’s been my career.”

Her thoughts on Biden’s response
Recalling her experience at the town hall, Eder said she was trying hard not to make a facial expression, and said when politicians answer questions, they answer as politicians. She said she was looking for more of an authentic answer and what he was planning to do moving forward. “He referred to a lot of what he had done in the past,” Eder said. “The past is very different than the times we’re living in now. “He has made mistakes in the past. Looking at anyone’s past, it’s hard to trust them totally from that. It’s important that we understand what are the plans going forward and that isn’t top of mind in what will be the future of his role or anyone’s role.”She said her question came from her group’s work on climate change. Adults haven’t had the courage to say action is needed on climate change, leaving the responsibility to youth in advocating about the issue, she said. When the opportunity arose itself to ask the candidates the question, they are all adults. It’s really important that they understand that not only do they need the youth vote in order to be elected, but they also need to listen to young people and our needs and our wants,” Eder said. “I think it’s important to ask upfront and really understand how are they prioritizing the voice and needs of young people and our generation, and will they put that above other things that will be beneficial to them in the short term.

TEENAGER #3: JAMIE MARGOLIN: Jamie Margolin (born December 10, 2001) is an American climate justice activist and served as the co-executive director of Zero Hour. Margolin identifies as a lesbian and speaks openly about her experiences as an LGBT person. She has written for various media outlets, such as CNN and Huffington Post. She is the cofounder and a director of Zero Hour, a movement dedicated to giving a voice to Generation Z on climate change, Margolin believes the key to all justice is climate justice, telling Teen Vogue that correctly solving climate change means “dismantling all the systems of oppression that caused it in the first place.” The motivation behind her movement is to promote a brighter future, not emphasize a “giant existential crisis.” Since founding her movement in 2017, Zero Hour has organized several actions, including lobby days, protests, and becoming a full-fledged organization. “We’re not a movement that happened overnight,” Margolin said. And it’s not one that’s disappearing any time soon.

INTODUCTORY QUOTE: Life as we know it is coming to an end thanks to climate change and rapid environmental destruction,” Jamie Margolin told Teen Vogue. “As a young person, I am always asked and expected to plan for my future. How am I supposed to plan and care about my future when my leaders aren’t doing the same, and instead leaving my generation and all future generations with a planet that is inhospitable and impossible to sustain civilization?

YOUTUBE VIDEO QUOTATION: We usually think of climate change as a standalone issue that started with the Industrial Revolution but in fact to stop the climate we must end patriarchy, racism, and colonialism. In other words, climate change is a social justice issue.

Jamie Margolin And Nadia Nazar Take on Climate Change | PEOPLE.com

TEENAGER #4: Nadia Nazar, 17 is the cofounder, co-executive, and art director of Zero Hour, Nadia Nazar joined Margolin in bringing this environmental movement to life. Together, the girls helped lead a three-day event that centered on climate change activism in D.C. For Nazar, animals inspired her involvement in the fight for climate justice when she learned about how species are being pushed to extinction due to climate change, I knew I had to take action,” Nazar told Teen Vogue. A dedicated vegetarian, Nazar believes industrial animal agriculture is an overlooked aspect of the climate movement, explaining that the industry accounts for 14.5% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. “Corporations have corrupted our lifestyles and normalized so many toxic things that not only hurt our planet, but the people and wildlife living on this planet,” she said. Since helping to organize the D.C. Youth Climate Strike this year, Nazar has become the Maryland state lead for U.S. Youth Climate Strikes. First up was the Youth Climate Summit that took place from July 12 to 14 in Miami.

TEENAGER #5: ISRA HIRSI: She is the daughter of US Rep ILHAN OMAR. She has a deep passion for changing the world, Isra Hirsi first got involved with climate justice in high school, when she had the opportunity to learn more about the earth and its environment. Since then, she has joined fellow teen environmentalist Haven Coleman in cofounding and co-executive directing the U.S. Youth Climate Strike this year. The organization’s first demonstration was held in March and saw thousands of people around the world join in the movement. “If we don’t stop the climate crisis soon, those already impacted will be hit even more and generations like mine won’t have a livable future. She is involved in the U.S. Youth Climate Strike that tries to educate voters on climate change.

Activist Alexandria Villaseñor Supports Disha Ravi

TEENAGER #6: ALEXANDRIA VILLASENOR: At 14 years old, Alexandria Villaseñor is a teenage environmentalist. Dedicated to climate activism, the teen is best known for her individual protests outside the U.N. on Fridays, when she skips school to sit on a park bench outside the building. Her strike began as a sign of solidarity with Greta Thunberg. She is involved with the U.S Youth Climate Strike movement. She is the founder of the Earth Uprising organizaztion with the purpose of fighting climate change. Her climate activism was inspired by the Camp Fire in California while she was visiting family there. This event inspired her to do research on the connection between climate change and wildfires and learned that wildfires are burning longer and hotter because of climate change. The other inspiration was Greta’s COP24 speech to which world leaders did not respond. This is what motivated heret begin her vigin outside the UN building in New York. She is also involved with Earth Uprising and ClimateStrikeSummer movements.

Youth Organizer - Haven Coleman | Haven Coleman

TEENAGER #7: HAVEN COLEMAN: At 13 : Haven was motivated by sloths because these creaters had been the subject of her enivornmental concerns in the context of deforestation. Deforestation connected her concern about sloths to climate and that is how she became a climate change activist. Sloths were the main motivator for Haven Coleman’s dive into environmental activism. A fifth grade lesson about deforestation was the catalyst for her commitment to ending climate change. I was so mad that we were making the world so sick and hurting so many people, killing so many people. I knew that it was not about saving the sloths, it was about saving all the organisms that live on earth. She started educating herself and her parents, and the kids at different schools by doing presentations. Then she started talking to politicians. Then she did speeches at rallies and events and became a full ffledged climate activist and eventually founded her own climate-focused organization. Her concern is that millions of people will be displaced, millions will starve, billions of plants, animals, and organisms will go extinct because of climate change. So much pain and suffering for all the things living on this earth, all made by us. This is a fight that will determine life and death for so many; this is a fight that is worth fighting for.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: The 15-year-old rapping about climate change - BBC  News

TEENAGER #8: XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ age19:
The youth director of Earth Guardians and author of the book We Rise, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an indigenous climate activist who is using his voice as both a hip-hop artist and environmentalist to guide a global, youth-led movement dedicated to protecting the earth. Now 19, Martinez began his activism at six years old, speaking at climate summits around the world. He’s even addressed the General Assembly at the U.N. and received the 2013 U.S. Community Service Award from President Barack Obama, all before age 20.

Martinez is perhaps best known for his lawsuit against the U.S. government. In Juliana vs. U.S., first filed in 2015, he argued that the federal government failed to limit the effects of climate change. Martinez has also worked locally to remove pesticides from public parks, contain coal ash, and place moratoriums on fracking in his home state, Colorado. In 2020, Martinez will be able to vote in his first presidential election. In an op-ed for Teen Vogue, he explained why he’ll be supporting Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Jayden Foytlin | Rayne, Louisiana — Our Climate Voices

TEENAGER #9: JAYDEN FOYTLIN, AGE 15
A member of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 class of 2018, Jayden Foytlin has become a major player in the fight against global warming while still in high school. Foytlin, an indigenous and Cajun teen, is one of 21 people (including Martinez) suing the federal government in Juliana v. U.S. Along with her mother, Foytlin is also protesting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which would carry oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline into Louisiana, Foytlin’s home state.

Young girls lead climate action — Quartz

HOW THE MEDIA PROMOTES THIS KIND OF CHILD ABUSE

BBC: LINK: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56941979 Carbon: How calls for climate justice are shaking the world, BBC Environment: Young activists are breathing new life into the long-running debate over climate justice – the framing of global warming as an ethical issue rather than a purely environmental one. When world leaders took to the stage at President Biden’s climate summit, they were given a gentle telling off by 19-year-old climate activist, Xiye Bastida. Solutions must be aligned with the fact that climate justice is social justice,” she said, echoing the words of Greta Thunberg. The Mexican-born teenager is among a new generation of climate activists drawing attention to environmental and social injustices they say are blighting lives worldwide. Her words cut through the noise in a video that has been viewed more than a quarter of a million times. For her, climate justice is about making sure we address historic injustices over emissions, including the carbon footprint of the wealthy, whose lifestyles have contributed most to global warming. At the same time, climate change is predominantly impacting those who’ve done the least to contribute to carbon pollution and who have the least resources to deal with it because they are living below the poverty line. Greta Thunberg said that we cannot separate social justice from climate justice. The starkest inequalities are seen in the poorest countries of the world, where people leaving only a tiny carbon footprint are at the front line of climate chaos, from floods to ruined crops. But even in wealthy countries like the UK, there are warnings of carbon inequality.

Climate protest in New York

CRITICAL COMMENTARY

A common theme in the climate activism by teenage girls listed above is that, quite unlike climate science where the issue is that burning fossil fuels causes atmospheric CO2 to rise, the underlying issue in teenage activism is environmentalism. What’s more is that the environmentalism view of the teenagers is the Bambi-ism that humans are an unnatural and destructive force that threatens nature.

The Bambi issue in environmentalism is described in a related post on this site; LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/11/15/the-bambi-principle/

Here we propose that this environmentalism fear and fervor of the teenage girls derives from a corruption of the middle school curriculum in the age of tree hugger Bambi environmentalism where environmentalism has morphed from the idea that human welfare can be enhanced by humans managing their surroundings (“Environ” in French)to the Bambi-ism idea in Genesis that humans are the managers and caretakers of nature.

The basic middle school curriculum should focus preparing the students for high school with things like math, reading, writing, grammar, The middle school curriculum that used to be the basics that prepare students for high school and beyond in subjects such as grammar, history, mathematics, and the basics of the sciences that they need to study these subjects at the high school level. However, it appears that this basic idea of middle school education has been corrupted by environmentalism of the teachers and it is apparently a kind of environmentalism that can be described as “tree hugger” or “Bambi-ism” where humans are an evil and destructive force upon nature.

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THE IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG KIDS THAT EMERGE FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL THUS SCARED TO DEATH OF A HUMAN DESTRUCTION OF INNOCENT NATURE SCENARIO EASILY INTERPRET CLIMATE CHANGE IN THAT WAY AS HUMANS DESTROYING NATURE. THE ENVIRONMENTALISM INTERPRETATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE BY THESE KIDS AND THEIR DEVASATING FEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE EXPRESSED BY THE KIDS IN THE SUMMARY ABOVE, ARE BEST UNDERSTOOD IN THIS CONTEXT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS BECOME CORRUPTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM OF TEACHERS SUCH THAT THE EFFECT IS BEST UNDERSTOOD AS CHILD ABUSE.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, report it | WJAC

SWEDEN TOO

SOURCE: LINK: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sweden-s-environmental-education-building-generation-greta-thunbergs-n1106876

Sweden’s environmental education is building a generation of Greta Thunbergs. It is creating green revolutionaries, that think in a specific way. That 17-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate change action may have taken the world by surprise, but in Sweden, young people have long been champions of the environment. While Thunberg made her way to the United Nations climate talks in Madrid earlier this month, students at an elementary school in a suburb of Stockholm removed their sneakers and boots at the door before entering for the day, both for their comfort and to reduce the need for chemical floor cleaners that harm the environment. Caring for the environment is integrated into every aspect of the day for students at the Orminge Skola Elementary School, where bright classrooms are decorated with world maps and images of animals. Students scrape their leftover lunch off reusable dishes into a compost container, remove their shoes at the door before entering and learn about the impact of plastic pollution on oceans.


Liv Emfel, 11, says she can’t imagine that people don’t recycle their waste, having grown up learning to recycle at home and in school.Linda Givetash / NBC News “I have two different visions of the world. It’s either a beautiful world and we fixed everything and we saved the climate and the environment, or it’s just getting worse and we can’t do anything and everyone thinks they’re going to die because we didn’t do anything earlier,” said Liv Emfel, 11, who did not seem intimidated talking to journalists in English, which is not her native language. “I hope it’s going to be a beautiful world, but you can’t know, (so) you have to do something now (for it) to get better.” The environment — from ecology to conservation — has been an integral part of the Swedish curriculum since 1969. Teachers and education experts couldn’t pinpoint an event that sparked its adoption, but the relationship with nature has long been prominent in Swedish culture. “My family have recycled all of my life and (when) I heard that some people don’t, I thought it was weird,” Emfel said, before joining her class of fewer than 25 students. The country’s environmentally conscious culture is attributed by many to the fact that more than 80 percent of Swedes live within 3 miles of one of its 30 national parks, 4,000 nature reserves or many other conservation sites. Use of public lands for hiking, camping and other recreation is not only encouraged but is also a legislated right. Instead of being exceptional, Thunberg, who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2019, reflects the culmination of decades of government educational policies, said Kajsa Holm, 26, a social science teacher at the Vårbyskolan Middle School in southwest Stockholm for children ages 10 to 16. “She is a representative of this generation. A lot of kids have the feeling that they need to change, that something needs to change. Lessons on the environment aren’t compressed into a single course but addressed across subjects, from science to home economics, and in every grade beginning in preschool. Given the breadth of the instruction, the interest and activism in environmentalism isn’t a surprise to teachers.

The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes  | Climate change | The Guardian

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