Ok, Now Let’s Scare The Kids Into Believing

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From Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun.

If you want to know where global warming hysteria is headed in Canada, look to the United Kingdom.

That’s where they drank the Kyoto Kool-Aid early and often, eventually leaving the citizenry cynical and fed up with paying ever-rising “green” taxes.

This while the country’s energy supply is deteriorating into unreliability because, guess what, “green” energy is at nowhere near the technological level needed to replace fossil fuels.

Then there’s the continuing fallout from Climategate — the global scandal centred around controversial documents and e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit of the U.K.’s University of East Anglia.

Plus, the fact the UN’s beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which relied greatly on CRU data, is facing a growing controversy about the accuracy of its own work.

In this context, the U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change recently took matters into its own hands by creating two public service announcements about the threat of man-made climate change, aimed at children.

Hilariously, the country’s Advertising Standards Authority has just criticized and banned both for exaggerating the threat, although it did approve a TV “bedtime” story in the same vein.

That’s right. The British government has been reduced to rallying support for its reviled global warming schemes by scaring kids.

One now-banned poster begins: “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water” and continues “There was none as extreme weather due to climate change had caused a drought.” Charming. The cheery message concludes: “Extreme weather conditions such as flooding, heat waves and storms will become more frequent and intense.”

A second poster rewrote the “Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub” nursery rhyme by noting this was “a necessary course of action due to flash flooding caused by climate change.”

Clearly, British climate bureaucrats are in need of new writers when it comes to terrifying the children about global warming.

How about something more snappy such as: “I spy, I spy, with my little wee eye, Al Gore, who says we’re all gonna die”?

Or: “I think that I shall never see, next Tuesday, according to David Suzuki.”

Failing that, maybe British government warmists could just get a life.

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