If this following series doesn’t upset you as a parent or you don’t believe what you are about to read because you think that your local school would be “above this degrading and false agenda of Green teachings”, then you need to shake your head and delve very quickly into research mode about what your children are learning from your tax payer funded school system.
Child abuse takes all forms, physical or mental and the “green eco-religious” ramblings of non scientific and ideological whacked out group of uninformed teachers that pump this garbage into your children’s heads should be labelled as such…………….Out and out CHILD ABUSERS!
Ontario’s “green” religion: what the government is teaching our children
The Ontario Power Authority or OPA, the “independent” non-profit corporation charged with ensuring the power supply to Ontario over the long term, has decided part of its mandate is to insert itself into the education of Ontario’s children. A visit to their website, Kids saveONenergy,
shows exactly what they want our children to learn. The message is aimed at ingraining an almost religious zealotry in the minds of our children, based on the teachings of the likes of Al Gore and David Suzuki
For example, the OPA crowd and tells the children to “Get on your parents’ case if they’re still using standard incandescent light bulbs.” And, “Let your parents know that cold water does just as good a job at getting clothes clean as hot water does.” Does the OPA think it’s alerting the children to something their parents are unaware of, or are these messages meant to indoctrinate rather than teach?
At the bottom of the web page is a clear invitation for our science teachers in particular to incorporate the website material as a part of the curriculum for grades 1 to 8:
“Information in this resource can be used by students to achieve expectations from the Grade 6 Understanding Matter and Energy strand, “Electricity and Electrical Devices” topic, in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology (Revised, 2007)”.
That indicates that not only has the OPA endorsed the Green Energy & Green Economy Act but are acting as catalysts to make sure our children receive the message via the public school curriculum.
Here are more examples: the website tells children that: “Non-renewable sources include uranium and fossil fuels, like coal and natural gas. When they’re used to generate power, these sources produce waste, and will eventually run out.” Or this one which states, “Let’s look at the ways that renewable power resources are used to create electricity. Remember, these resources are considered clean because they can be used over and over again without any negative effects on the environment.” [Emphasis added.]
This leads them to “Solar Power” and “Wind Power” which the website tells us: “Solar power is energy that is created directly from the light or heat of the sun”, and under wind we find this: “Wind is used to spin turbines, modern windmills, which generate the power.”
The section titled “Did you know?” has this: “The sun is so powerful that in just one hour it makes enough energy to meet the world’s energy demands for a whole year.” If you are an impressionable 10, 11 or 12 year old you would be an immediate unquestioning convert to the religion!
There’s more, in this reference to a specific wind turbine: “The largest wind turbine in the world for now is as tall as a 45-story building. Located in Germany, the Enercon E-126 is 453 feet tall.” If the intent behind this message is to impress the children, the OPA should have posted that the total height to the tip of the blade is 650 feet!
In addition to the obvious bias, the site has numerous links under the heading “Cool Links” and while some of them take you to learning sites (science centres, etc.) several will take our children to various organizations that are more lobby groups than scientific resources: the links include The David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and even to the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). The latter is laughingly listed under the subheading The Electricity Industry!
There are no links to sites that question the issue of the science of “global warming” or that provide the balance of information that would give students the ability to weigh the claims made about renewable energy, and reach their own conclusion.
Nothing on this website alerts the young visitor to how wind and solar generators are intermittent sources of power and need fossil-fuel backup, nor does it mention concerns about mercury as a toxic component of the CFL bulbs they are told to tell their parents to install. They are told there are no environmental effects from wind power generation, not that wind turbines kill birds and bats, or that there is evidence they may cause harm to humans through audible and infrasound noise.
And nowhere does the site mention the fact that solar panels contain “rare earth elements” or how mining for those elements in China has polluted the soil and caused health problems; neither does it speak to how turbine blades are not recyclable and are piling up in dumps in Europe.
This is not science, it is religious training.
Here’s another fascinating part of the OPA’s website for our children: under the “Curriculum” reference noted above and the link to the “Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario
” (STAO) under the heading “References”, is the date of the “Revised-2007” curriculum for the Science and Technology program. At that point in Ontario’s history the Minister of Education was our current Premier, Kathleen Wynne, who presumably would have had to sign off on that Curriculum! According to the STAO website, that curriculum is now firmly embedded in Ontario’s schools all the way from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
It is time for Premier Wynne to come out of the closet and declare herself a UN IPCC global warming believer!
© Parker Gallant
November 14, 2013
Tomorrow: more on the “Big Brother” approach to teaching science in Ontario schools.
The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent Wind Concerns Ontario policy.