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Pelosi, Kids Hysterical Over Global Warming

From a press release:

Indonesian activists stage a protest depicting death punishment by hanging for environmental criminals during an Earth Day commemoration in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, April 22, 2007.

Pelosi Statement Celebrating Earth Day

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in observance of the 37th annual Earth Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday, April 22:

"As we celebrate Earth Day, we must rededicate ourselves to address a challenge as local as our neighborhoods and as global as our planet — global warming. The science is clear; we can no longer wait to take action to solve this crucial issue that not only threatens our environment, but our economy and our national security as well.

"Global warming is already underway, but it is not too late to slow it down and reduce its harmful effects. Democrats in the House are taking bold action to combat global warming and achieve energy independence, beginning right here in the Capitol. Through our "green the Capitol" initiative we will lead by example, operating the House in a carbon neutral manner.

"With bipartisan support, during the first 100 days of the 110th Congress the House rolled back tax cuts and subsidies for Big Oil and invested in clean, alternative fuels, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. We established a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to raise the visibility of this crucial issue and gather critical information to solve this challenge.

"The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature."

What a surprise that Pelosi’s solution to "global warming" involves taxing the energy producers. Isn’t it funny how every day is "tax day" for the Democrats.

Meanwhile, another press release on the same subject in time for Earth Day claims this:

Kids Fear Global Warming More Than Terrorism, Car Crashes, and Cancer, According to National Earth Day Survey

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ — While recent polls show that American adults are most concerned about the war in Iraq, terrorism, and healthcare, a survey of more than 1,000 middle school students across the country found that kids fear global warming more than any of these issues. The survey was conducted by BrainPOP, a New York based educational provider.

Some of the most intriguing findings from the BrainPOP global warming survey include:

– Nearly 60 percent of children said they feared global warming and environmental disasters-such as hurricanes, tornados and flooding-more than terrorism, car crashes, and even cancer (22.3 percent feared terrorism most; 14.6 percent cancer; 5.9 percent car crashes).

– Nearly one-third of children reported thinking about global warming a lot and worrying about how the effects of global warming will change the planet and directly impact their lives. Another 41.2 percent think about it sometimes and say that they are somewhat worried.

– Roughly 60 percent of children surveyed believe that more needs to be done in their community to help the planet and stop global warming.

– When asked what effect of global warming worries them the most, the majority of kids surveyed are most afraid of the toll it will take on the lives of people.

"We were not surprised in our survey to discover that children are really worried about global warming. We have received thousands of emails from children expressing their fears and asking what they could do to help save the planet," said BrainPOP CEO and founder Avraham Kadar, M.D. "Given the media attention from things like Hurricane Katrina and the tsunamis in Asia, it’s no wonder that children are curious and concerned about the impact of global warming. Although we have addressed the issue in the past with movies on things like global warming and pollution, this year we’ve added a special movie about the human impact on our environment to help kids understand what they can do to help out."

BrainPOP, a Web-based educational company with more than 600 animated shorts on topics ranging from allergies to word problems, has produced numerous movies about the environment. In honor of Earth Day, BrainPOP is making 14 of its environment-related shorts, including "Global Warming" and the new "Humans and the Environment," available for free for the months of April and May. To see the special Earth Day section, users can go to http://www.brainpop.com/earthday. In particular, BrainPOP’s "Global Warming" movie explains the nuts and bolts of this issue, while the "Humans and the Environment" movie discusses some of the many things children can do to contribute in a positive way to the health of the planet, including conserving electricity, participating in neighborhood cleanups, and making their voices heard.

BrainPOP’s survey was conducted by Survey Monkey.com, from April 2nd – April 18th, with a total of 1,023 middle school participants. BrainPOP solicited participation through a newsletter sent to a network of about 20,000 teachers nationwide, in which teachers were invited to have their students take part in this online survey.

And speaking of hysteria, polar bears are drowning in Google’s tribute to Earth Day:

Compare all of this to how many of these same people now mock the Cold War fear-mongering that led to "duck and cover" drills.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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