Attention Moms and Dads!
Before kissing you Son or Daughter good bye on their first day of residence at that College or University, you may want to ask one question: “What do you want to be when you graduate?”
If they answer: “I want to save the World from human beings spoiling our Earth!”……..you just may want to shake your collective heads and ask: “what do you mean?”
What comes next could be the most absurd and utter mind-controlled blathering you have ever heard from a fellow human.
If your little Johnny or Jane says “that humans consume too much, burn too much fossil fuel and take up too much space to live”………….then you’ve been asleep at the switch when your Son or Daughter has been exposed to adults throughout their “informative years” and have been literally “brain-washed with sloppy and outright devious LIES” in their education of what’s real and what is imagined!
Certain institutions of higher learning are churning out little Green Shirts” on a daily basis and flooding the world with misinformed, and downright dangerous people who know NOTHING of the reality of this present day planet!
The following could be just that “poster child”!
A new essay in the peer-reviewed literature searches for the secret formula by which to manipulate public opinion.
holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and an M.A. in international policy studies, both from Stanford University, and a M.S. and B.S. in environmental resources engineering from Humboldt State University. [bold added]
It also says she used to lead the “Climate Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in California.” You remember the UCS? I mentioned them back in January:
Rather than being limited to those with scientific credentials, membership in that US-based lobby group is open to anyone with a credit card.
As environmental writer Mark Lynas observed recently, this is “one of the most ideological of all the green groups.” In his view, scientists who work for that organization “leave their credentials at the door.”
Luers is now the director of climate change for the Skoll Global Threats Fund, which is financed by the Skoll Foundation – which itself pursues a “vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity.”
Luers is also the author of an essay published this week in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Climatic Change. You can read the full text of that essay here (a backup is here). It provides some depressing insights into how professional climate activists think.
For starters, although these people are desperate to connect with the public, they aren’t interested in actually talking to the public. It never occurs to them that ordinary Moms and Dads might reject their activist views – or their activist goals.
Ordinary people don’t have minds, priorities, and opinions of their own. In the view of people such as Luers, they’re merely raw material. The mission is to figure out the secret formula by which they can be manipulated to support the right policies.
Luers says she wants to “strengthen climate engagement.” She therefore
interviewed over 40 climate advocates, more than a dozen representatives from the foundation community, and a dozen academics…
before arriving at the less-than-earth-shattering conclusion that “social scientists and advocates must work together to build a culture of learning.”
You, me, MIT’s Technology Review, the Breakthrough Institute, and the dog next door may all understand that currently-available forms of renewable energy are hamstrung by enormous technical and economic shortcomings – that, for the foreseeable future, we’re stuck with fossil fuels.
As the Technology Review wrote earlier this year:
Renewable energy sources, like solar and advanced biofuels, are simply not yet ready to compete with fossil fuels.
As the founders of the Breakthrough Institute wrote two days ago in a piece titled No Solar Way Around It,
there’s little evidence that renewables have supplanted — rather than supplemented — fossil fuel production anywhere in the world.
Nevertheless, Luers stubbornly insists:
We already have the technical know-how to achieve significant carbon reductions, yet social inertia and vested corporate and political interests are preventing progress. [bold added]