I wonder if Sen. John McCain, who has fallen hook, line, and sinker for Al Gore's shameful global warming scam, is also on board for the scare-the-dickens-out-of-the-kids campaign being waged by Mr. Gore's acolytes.
In an Oct. 26, 2007, speech on the Senate floor, McCain's colleague Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., zeroed in on the scare campaign, but I guess McCain wasn't listening.
After remarking that, "We are currently witnessing an international awakening of scientists who are speaking out in opposition to former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, the Hollywood elitists and the media-driven 'consensus' on man-made global warming," he noted that Antarctic ice grew to record levels since satellite monitoring began in the 1970s and that NASA temperature data errors that have made 1934, not 1998, the hottest year on record in the U.S. Global average temperatures have flat lined since 1998 and the Southern Hemisphere cooled in recent years. Inhofe took on the campaign to frighten youngsters.
Said Inhofe: "Children are now the No. 1 target of the global warming fear campaign," citing as one example Gore crony Leonardo DiCaprio's announcement that his goal was to recruit young eco-activists to the cause.
"We need to get kids young," DiCaprio told USA Weekend in an interview on Sept. 20, 2007.
Inhofe also cited Hollywood activist Laurie David, Gore's co-producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" who co-authored a children's global warming book with Cambria Gordon for Scholastic Books titled, "The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming."
David, he said, has made it clear that her goal is to influence young minds with her new book when she recently wrote an open letter to her children stating: "We want you to grow up to be activists."
What brings this to mind is the shocking story about a bunch of brainwashed sixth graders who attacked the Heartland Institute for holding a conference in which top scientists debunked claims of disastrous global warming.
According to a March 25, 2008 story by Maureen Martin of the Heartland Institute, 25 sixth graders from the classroom of Michael Steria at David A. Brown Middle School in Wildomar, Calif., teamed up to write eight letters to the Heartland Institute describing what they had been taught about global warming. Steria, she wrote, sent the letters to the institute in March.
If you doubt teachers across the country are trying to brainwash schoolchildren with global warming alarmism, take a look at some of what these poor misinformed kids told the Heartland Institute: Global warming "means that if we don´t fix the climate, everything will be destroyed and we won´t be able to survive," two students wrote.
Others found their global warming lessons similarly frightening (all transcriptions are as the students wrote and sent them, uncorrected):"I think your fools for denying G.W. You know it could kill us all & you´re just adding to it. I want you to help stop G.W. Not increase it.""We are going to tell you about global warming. I don´t care if you don´t want to read, but I´m making you read it you horrible people.""We feel that it is wrong what you are doing. We know that you know that global warming is NOT we repeat NOT a myth, And we think it is selfish that you would take money over yours and your peers lives.""We feel upset because you are making Global Warming worse instead of helping it. We know that almost half of the country knows that G.W. is a crisis. We know that you could help the environment with the $800,000 you have.""We feel that they are destroying our planet by saying G.W. is not a crisis. You think GW is not a crisis but it is; you know deep down that it´S a real thing that´S happening. Everyone has a part in helping GW, and you´re making worse.""I do not think that what you are doing is right because you are telling people that global warming is not a crisis. If this is not a crisis, how come floods have occurred in Asia, Mexico, and India. Plus, how can you explain why the glacier glaciers are melting. They can´t melt themselves, because they are in the coldest region in the world.""Air pollution shrinks fetus size, 31 states target global warming, World must fix Climate in 10 years-UNDP, National disasters have quadrupled in two decades, and Global Warming Denier Group funded by Big Oil Hosting Climate Change Denial conference."
According to Maureen Martin, the students said they read 10 articles about global warming; their letters described and identified seven of them. Three of the articles have nothing to do with global warming or greenhouse gases. Two are dire predictions from non-scientists at the United Nations disaster relief agency, the U.N. Development Programme, and nongovernmental organizations engaged in disaster aid. One article relates state efforts at monitoring greenhouse gases.
Senator McCain had better start listening to real scientists instead of the creepy Al Gore and his band of grant-happy global warming hacks or he may well follow Gore into the despondent ranks of failed presidential candidates.
The letters themselves are posted here: http://heartland.temp.siteexecutive.com/pdf/22921.pdf
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and WWII Marine who writes for NewsMax.com.
He is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska.
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