The global warming indoctrination is working — up to a point. In common with the school children in this John Stossel video, my children are worried about a climate change Armageddon and are hostile to Western culture because “it’s all our fault.” It’s a common topic of conversation. Hot days, cold days, nature shows — whatever. Global warming comes up.
But the one thing that the schools have completely failed to do is to teach the children the single trick that will help them, powerless little things that they are, take some responsibility for reducing emissions: they haven’t trained them to turn off the lights. In my house, you can track the children’s movements by the bright lights blazing in every room they’ve entered, even if they only passed through on their way to something else.
If the schools are going to be doing this kind of indoctrination, I wish they’d at least teach the kids some practical skills, instead of having them come home to my fog-ridden neighborhood insisting that I start cooking with a solar oven in the back yard.