Video - Senate Hearings - Mar. 2, 2011
Jim Inhofe and Barbara Boxer spar over 1970's global cooling hysteria. I can speak with experience on this subject. I was in the 6th grade in 1977 and was completely indoctrinated into the hysteria by a program that was taught at my public middle school, University Elementary in Bloomington, Indiana. As a result I soon started having nightmares about global cooling and the new ice age, and glaciers overtaking my neighborhood. No kidding.
All of which brings up a point. STOP SCARING THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF KIDS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL HYSTERIA AND DOOMSDAY SCENARIOS. These programs begin in ELEMENTARY school these days. A high number of kids can't handle it emotionally until they are older, say 8th grade. I know from experience. I turned my household of 5 (including me) into a war zone, with rebukes for family members who left lights on or otherwise wasted electricity. I actually kept a list. It was awful. I was made an enviro-nazi practically overnight. All for global cooling.
What a waste of time. Do not buy into the hype. This is an agenda being pushed by groups with deeper motives. Enough said. And keep your eyes open for those glaciers. They'll be coming around the corner any minute now.