How (Not) to talk with children about climate change

By Paul Homewood

The BBC’s mission is to inform, educate and entertain.

This latest video does none of these things, and is nothing but indoctrination:



It is not clear who the video is aimed at, but given the babyish cartoons it certainly is not adults. And if it is kids, then the BBC is insulting their intelligence be presuming that they are incapable of being given the facts.

So, for the sake of the BBC and the soppy psychotherapist who helped make the video, here is a simple guide for talking to children about climate change:

  • Give them the facts
  • Explain that there have always been bad weather and disasters, and that many more people used to die from them.
  • Tell them that the world is not going to end tomorrow, and no serious scientist says it will.
  • Remind them that they are much better off in all sorts of ways than any other generation in human history, all thanks to fossil fuels.
  • Show them how our environment is now much cleaner than it has been for centuries
  • Point out that this country and the West in general have already made big strides in reducing emissions.
  • Also explain that developing countries want more fossil fuels, so that their inhabitants can share some of the things children in this country take for granted.

And, by the way, tell them that there are many more polar bears around than there were before they were born!


April 20, 2023 at 04:33AM

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