I am appalled that our school kids are being manipulated into becoming activists for socialist political causes. To get them to participate in the students climate protest, they were clearly lied to and deceived extensively.
It is a lie that global warming is causing more extreme weather. NOAA records clearly show there has been no recent increase in the number or intensity of extreme tornadoes and hurricanes, although there has been some slight warming over the last 40 years.
It is deceptive to claim that we are seeing more deaths due to heat waves without noting that the reduction in cold weather deaths more than counter balances these deaths. World Health Organization data shows a dramatic decrease in total deaths due to extreme weather worldwide over the last 100 years.
Claiming that there are more wildfires is another lie. Wildfire data from the national organization coordinating wildfire fighting efforts (the NIFC-NICC) proves that the number of wildfires has not increased over recent years. However, the acreage burned has increased, most likely due to the gross mismanagement of forests and brush lands.
Then there are lies by omission. One is that students have not been told about the Atlantic Multi Decadal Oscillation. It is a natural climate phenomenon, with about a 62 year period, causing peak ocean temperatures in the1870s, 1940s and in the 2000s. This explains almost all of the temperature variations over the last 160 years.http://www.appinsys.com/globalwarming/SixtyYearCycle.htm
And the list continues......
Isn’t it against the law for government employees to use their position of trust and authority to promote political positions? To the extent that teachers and school administrators were involved in spreading lies, organizing, promoting and directing these student climate protests, they should be reprimanded or charged for manipulating our kids.