Children throughout the world are being encouraged to become little eco-activists because "Mother Earth is burning and something must be done !" Because their emotions are played with through music, drama and doomsday scenarios, by the time these children leave school, they will not be able to think critically about climate change. As it is, this complex and chaotic system called climate, which scientists have so far been unable to model, is a difficult subject to think about. But that`s the idea.
The indoctrination programmes are supplied by the United Nations and associated organisations.
For instance in 2003, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) signed an official "Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU) stating that UNEP and FEE would "collaborate on all relevant areas of common interest related to environmental education on prioritized issues and programmes." (http://www.unep.org)
Young Reporters for the Environment
"Young Reporters Scotland is part of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme which is in operation in over 25 countries. It is coordinated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is managed in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful."
"Young Reporters Scotland (YRS) aims to empower young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world. Taking part in YRS," they say, " is an exciting opportunity for young people to build life-changing skills and to be part of an international group of young people creatively raising awareness of sustainability issues within their communities."
But it is as well children are not fully aware of what they are singing about or what Re-use, Recycle, Reduce actually means.
Walter E. Williams, writing in American Contempt for Liberty, illustrates the anti-human stance taken by many environmentalists.
"One need go no further than their own statements, such as those cited in Chris Horner`s article "In Gaia We Trust," a 2003 newsletter published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ecologist Lamont Cole said, "To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem. "Regarding the deaths of millions of people because of a worldwide prohibition on DDT spraying, Charles Wurssta of the Environmental Defense Fund said, "This is as good a way to get rid of them as any." Paul Watson, founder of Greenpeace, said, "I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds."
(Part 5 Environment and Health)
It is interesting that the BBC has recently had its knuckles wrapped by Ofcom for broadcasting ready made programmes from environmental organisations without informing the public that the material was not neutral
Why should standards like that not be provided for school children ?
For more information visit: www.eco-schools.org