Usborne - Indoctrination by stealth
How different things are today. I have a copy of a modern book about weather, but it's not just about weather, it's about weather and climate change. It's published by Usborne, who have a reputation for producing excellent books for children. However, this, like many books on the subject available today, is political propaganda aimed at young people, cloaked in the guise of impartial science.
It toes the IPCC line at every turn, and whilst devoting a double page to "Disagreement" humouring those who may not agree with the consensus, it goes on to brand them "sceptics", and under the heading "So who's right?" states:
"At the moment, most experts agree that global warming is happening and it's largely due to humans. As research continues and climate models become more sophisticated, we might see more evidence that this isn't the case.
But even if the sceptics are right and we've done no damage so far, we should still do everything we can to avoid causing any in the future."
I'm sure there are many other books for children on this subject which are far worse than this. Indeed, a quick Amazon search revealed books, aimed specifically at young readers, entitled:
- "Why are the ice caps melting? The dangers of global warming"
- "This is my planet: The Kids' Guide to Global Warming"
- "A Clean Sky: The Global Warming Story"
The book in question is called "The Usborne Internet-Linked Introduction to Weather and Climate Change" - it can be found at Amazon.