Every teacher ought to see this video, courtesy of Bob Carter, followed by every High School kid.
Bob Carter shreds the myths
Even High School kids could follow this. Carter is an earth sciences professor at an Australian university so the talk does include some Australian references.
The Climate Lessons blogger says: “This should be recommended viewing for every teacher in the world.
I also think there are seeds in this video for ideas that could be used as and when the ‘authorities’ get round to creating a decent curriculum on climate for schools. That might have to precede publishers willing to risk new books aimed at the young, and suitable for schools, with a more realistic and optimistic view of our climate system and our impact on it.
That might include the fact that we have never been in a stronger position than we are now to cope with climate variations. So parents might like to take the initiative and tell their children that. There will be troubles ahead from climate, just as there have been in the past. But we are more ready than ever before to handle them. Our abundant supplies of affordable energy are part of that.”
Getting rid of the Climate change department and the Carbon Tax will be a huge lift for Australia’s economy, trashed by Green Labor.