It is such a serious crisis…UPDATED

…that once again (as with the daisychain ad, and the “can I have a glass of water” ad) the left turns to exploiting children again.

Let the children tell us how the earth is going to die, unless America gives her sovereignty away, laying it down on the altar of global warming climate change, and all the high priests of that sacrificial religion.

“We need YOU, President Obama, to go to Copenhagen!”

As if Copenhagen is not already a done deal in Obama’s brain.

It’s painful to watch. It’s two and a half minutes of children being exploited for political expediency. And of course, if you don’t like this, there is something wrong with you.

Watching that ad, I threw up a little in my mouth. When you watch this and read this pdf, you might throw up a little, too. Or a lot. It’s all about “remaking America,” don’t you know.

And it’s for the children.

UPDATE: Hey, fair is fair, and this is just as gross as the other video. Ugh. Nausea-inducing:

Pols should STOP using children and make their arguments on merit, not mushy sentiment.

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  • dry valleys

    I developed an interest in environmental matters because as a child I was (& as far as I know I was the only person in the large & unpleasant area of public housing I grew up in to experience this) taken to the countryside on a fairly regular basis.

    At 14 I begged my parents to sign me up to the Woodland Trust- & have been a member uninterruptedly since! I saw their advert & “got it” immediately. I now “get it”. I can identify people who do, instinctively, & people who don’t. I am sceptical to those who obsess over technological “solutions” without understanding that it’s truly about conserving open spaces, wildlife, air & water, at heart.

    So I think it’s best to give children access to country areas, vegetable gardens etc & let it come naturally to them. I hated school, so if my teachers had hectored me about emissions I would probably have become right-wing!

    Daniel Larison- No Limits

    Replanting the Caledonian forest

    It is always better to work with the natural environment & take the advice of local conservationists- often this will mean scaling back or abandoning big government schemes such as farm subsidies, biofuels, the encouragement of the planting of non-native trees of little value, & generally the presence of big government subsidising farmers.

    I believe AGW is a reality. But you don’t have to eat beards, wear yoghurts & grow your own sandals in order to think, for example, that the amount of plastic we chuck away is a scandal, that something like the Great Pacific Gyre is disturbing, that we are in danger of overfishing & exhausting the lands.

    It is all fairly common-sense stuff to me. I am not as hostile to government per se as most commentors here, though I will criticise specific schemes that do more harm than good, which a fair bit of “green” stuff does. Because indeed, a lot of it is just to make governments look good rather than for the environment.

    I understand the cynicism. But I am a supporter of practical conservation, of the sort which exists already through various voluntary bodies. I do not know what they are called in America, but I am sure they exist. I also see a role for the state in, for example, the national parks system & so on, as much as I gladly slag off certain schemes which were imposed on the land.

    My view is that there is too little emphasis from just about all sides, including here, on such practical business.

  • Greta

    Politicians have been using babys and kids since the first race took place. Fund raisers are more effective using kids. Kids are not people, but a commodity to be used for any reason and if there is no purpose, why not just kill them. If they are already here and in the way, just medicate them.

    I find it funny that the political party pushing for the safety of our kids in the future from global cooling, warming, climate change is the same party that has supported the holocaust of 50,000 million of them over the last 40 years. So with facts in their face of the lives of children being murdered they stopped any effort to save them, but with junk science, it is all about saving them in the future from something not even proven.

  • sara

    It struck me as really funny that they mentioned China was ready to fight global warming. That country is seriously polluted.

  • dry valleys

    Well, third world countries have been making efforts to clean up because quite often they are the principal victims of pollution by western countries & corporations. Trafigura being one of the most obvious cases, but there are endless others.

    In general I welcome material advances, because they raise people out of poverty & because they do lead people to start thinking about the environment as soon as they have food in their stomachs, roofs over their heads etc. as a lot of people don’t. But it is not something that has no side-effects.

  • Martin Silvain

    Speaking of vomit:

    You know that scene in Monty Python’s, ‘The Meaning of Life’ when Terry Jones’s character, a large, offensive restaurant patron projectile vomits on an innocent cleaning woman…

    I really wanted to to that, to the politician in the latter clip and and creators of the former.

    I was going to post a youtube link but the scene was more gauche than I remembered or perhaps I was, all those years ago, when I first saw it.

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  • SKAY

    “I find it funny that the political party pushing for the safety of our kids in the future from global cooling, warming, climate change is the same party that has supported the holocaust of 50,000 million of them over the last 40 years. So with facts in their face of the lives of children being murdered they stopped any effort to save them, but with junk science, it is all about saving them in the future from something not even proven.”

    Esactly


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