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Old 05-15-2019, 10:27 AM
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"Study of students schooled on the issue showed them going on to shift their elders’ attitudes
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg became famous this spring for launching a student movement to compel adults to take action on climate change. Instead of going to school, Greta has been spending her Fridays in front of the Swedish parliament with a sign reading: “School Strike for Climate.” Students in more than 70 countries have since followed her lead. But before she started trying to convince the world to take action, Thunberg worked on her parents. She showered them with facts and showed them documentaries. “After a while, they started listening to what I actually said,” Thunberg told the Guardian newspaper. “That’s when I realized I could make a difference.”

Thunberg is not alone. Other young people can be equally convincing, according to a paper published May 6 in Nature Climate Change. The team of social scientists and ecologists from North Carolina State University who authored the report found that children can increase their parents’ level of concern about climate change because, unlike adults, their views on the issue do not generally reflect any entrenched political ideology. Parents also really do care what their children think, even on socially charged issues like climate change or sexual orientation.

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Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg addresses politicians, media and guests with the British Houses of Parliament on April 23, 2019 in London, England. Her visit coincides with the ongoing "Extinction Rebellion" protests across London, which have seen days of disruption to roads and transport systems, in a bid to highlight the dangers of climate change. Credit: Leon Neal Getty Images


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Hey old farts ... listen to the children.
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My son has been trying to convince me of the global warming thing for about a year now. It isn't going well for him. I keep wanting to bring facts into the discussion, and this aggravates him. In fact, at this point, I don't think he wants to talk about it any more.
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My son has been trying to convince me of the global warming thing for about a year now. It isn't going well for him. I keep wanting to bring facts into the discussion, and this aggravates him. In fact, at this point, I don't think he wants to talk about it any more.
Facts aggravate a lot of people, mostly on the left.
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Yes, the indoctrination program is working, slowly but surely.
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Meanwhile China and India grow at a fast rate and have no intention of ‘helping’
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I heard the children are going on strike, and not doing chores, until the adults give in.
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My son has been trying to convince me of the global warming thing for about a year now. It isn't going well for him. I keep wanting to bring facts into the discussion, and this aggravates him. In fact, at this point, I don't think he wants to talk about it any more.
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Facts aggravate a lot of people, mostly on the left.
Please don't raise another liberal. We have too many as is.
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***** did the same thing with children and Jews....strange...
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Brainwash the kids and spread it to the parents. Any dictatorship sould be proud.
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Please don't raise another liberal. We have too many as is.
It is very hard these days. The children get nonstop propaganda as soon as they begin school. It actually begins before they start school. Look at children's movies and TV programs it's full of left wing talking points.
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It is very hard these days. The children get nonstop propaganda as soon as they begin school. It actually begins before they start school. Look at children's movies and TV programs it's full of left wing talking points.
I know. And telling them to go outside to play is considered more dangerous than letting them watch TV these days
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The loons don't tolerate dissenting views - not on creation, abortion, global warming, border walls, news stations. They only want the conclusion taught, not critical thinking.
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They are simply brainwashed. You could have just as easily taught them that the earth was flat and had them speak about that.
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They are simply brainwashed. You could have just as easily taught them that the earth was flat and had them speak about that.
This in fact, is a fact.
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Brainwash the kids and spread it to the parents. Any dictatorship sould be proud.
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children should be seen and not heard. If their knowledge was so vast they'd have jobs making $100,000
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Please don't raise another liberal. We have too many as is.
I tried not to, but so far, I seem to be losing the game.
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children should be seen and not heard. If their knowledge was so vast they'd have jobs making $100,000
Well you're supposed to "step aside" and just give them yours. After all you're probably white and have kept that job to yourself for far too long.
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I tried not to, but so far, I seem to be losing the game.

My Daughter Joined the young Democrats club at her HS this year and started to spew some Democratic blabber during Christmas break. I told her to read up on the Democrats running for President and their vision for America. She dropped out of the Young Democrats club about 2 weeks ago. All the info you need to sway someone is out there if they will just look at it and ask the question " Does that make any sense?"

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My Daughter Joined the young Democrats club at her HS this year and started to spew some Democratic blabber during Christmas break. I told her to read up on the Democrats running for President and their vision for America. She dropped out of the Young Democrats club about 2 weeks ago. All the info you need to sway someone is out there if they will just look at it and ask the question " Does that make any sense?"
Bravo Dad!
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