President Obama held a Twitter Q&A this week when someone just happened to ask how to teach students about climate change. President Obama's answer? Just "weave" climate change it into science and social studies, because kids care about animals and understand the importance of the environment. Doesn't that sound like a lesson in Indoctrination 101?
.@arianastover Kids instinctively understand importance of environment, impact on animals, health. Weave it into science and social studies— President Obama (@POTUS) May 28, 2015
A rough transcript of the segment is below:
PAT: It takes up the road. Yeah. So speaking of the climate change, President Obama yesterday suggested that teachers, because he was having this little Twitter thing with educators, and so he suggested --
JEFFY: That's good for him. He just started that Twitter account @POTUS. So he's good to go.
PAT: So he suggested to teachers that they weave climate change into their science social studies. He was at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and one question posed to him was: How do you suggest teachers approach discussing climate change in a classroom setting?
JEFFY: That just came in like that?
PAT: Yeah, just came in. Just someone wondering: How do you suggest that teachers approach discussing climate change, not, hey, Mr. Obama, how come there's been 18 years without global warming and you keep saying it's worse than it's ever been predicted to be? Not that. Okay. That wasn't the question. So he replied. Kids instinctively understand the importance of the environment impact on animal's health. Weave it into science and social studies.
PAT: I can't take it? The indoctrination -- well, kids understand the importance -- no, they don't. Kids instinctively believe what you tell them to believe.
PAT: So if you start weaving it into your science discussion and in social studies -- it doesn't belong in either of those discussions at all.
JEFFY: Pretty sure there already are weaving it in, as it is.
PAT: Oh, and they have been.
PAT: I've talked about this many times probably. But we home-schooled our kids through their entire school process, except for our first two. Our two oldest, we gave with them the option of going to high school once they got to that point, thinking, okay, now they have that foundation and then they can deal with whatever comes at them. And they wanted to be involved in extracurricular things like football and cheerleading and all that stuff, so we let them go to high school.
Well, those four years of indoctrination undid everything we ever taught them.
JEFFY: Last a lifetime.
PAT: Yeah, my daughter was absolutely all over climate change. All over it, just from those four years. Just, it's in it, and it has been for a long time. They've been teaching this stuff for a long time. It's no surprise he's telling the teachers to weave it into science and social studies. It just drives me out of my mind because we haven't had any global warming in 18 years.
JEFFY: I know this is a little off topic because of things like this is because you started your own school. I was reading an article about Elon Musk who was sending his kids to school in probably some kind of other private school. I don't remember what school he was sending them to. He couldn't take what they were learning, and he just created a school. These kids, we have to teach them how to think.
JEFFY: So you're not alone, Pat.
PAT: Wow. That's a pretty good company, Elon Musk. I bet he has a little extra money to fund his school. Just a tad more probably than we do.
JEFFY: It's possible. It's possible that Elon might have some extra bucks than you.
PAT: He might have nicer desks, chairs, computers, that kind of thing.
PAT: The guy has unlimited money. That's pretty cool.
JEFFY: Maybe he has better valet service than you to get the kids in.
PAT: I think we have more with Elon Musk than he would probably --
JEFFY: I think that's true.
PAT: He's a smart guy. Also, there's this new UK study, as Obama is telling teachers to weave climate change into the curriculum of science and social studies and indoctrinate our kids who, by the way, will believe whatever they're told. You tell them there's climate change and it's killing the planet. Of course, you'll scare the hell out of them. Of course, you're going to scare them. And, of course, they'll go to their parents and say, we have to be better to the climate. We can't have an SUV. We can't turn on our electricity. We should probably turn it off. And we should probably live like the Amish. And we should probably protect the animals. Of course, you could do that to them. They don't instinctively know about the environment. Shut up. It's madness. We have this new UK study that's predicting decades of global cooling. New study from United Kingdom predicts the earth is about to go through a major climactic shift that could mean decades of cooler temperatures and fewer hurricanes in the United States. Well, we're already seeing that. We've seen that for ten years. Scientists at the University of South Hampton predict that a cooling of the Atlantic Ocean could cool global temperatures a half degree Celsius.
So what is that? Like a degree and a half Fahrenheit? Something like that. And may offer a brief respite from the persistent rise of global temperatures. This cooling phase in the Atlantic will influence temperature, rainfall, drought, and even the frequency of hurricanes in many regions of the world, they said.
The study's authors base their results on the ocean sensor arrays and a 100 years of sea level data. Sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic vary between warm and cold over time scales of many decades. This decadal variability called the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, or the AMO -- how often have we spoken of the AMO?
JEFFY: Oh, my gosh. We were just talking about it.
PAT: We were just talking about the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
JEFFY: Well, I mean, the AMO.
PAT: The AMO. It's a notable feature of the Atlantic Ocean and the climate of the regions it influences. So what they're saying is that this will result in cooler surface water, which will result in cooler air temperatures for -- for the planet. And it could last 20 to 30 years.
This means that the pattern could -- as they admit in the article, it could extend the already so-called pause in global warming. For years, scientists have been debating why satellite temperature data shows there have been about 18 years with no warming. Surface temperature data, as I mentioned a few minutes ago, shows a similar pause in warming for the last ten to 15 years. So far the dominant explanation of why that's been, is that the oceans have absorbed a lot of the heat that would have otherwise gone into the atmosphere.
JEFFY: Yeah. But if that doesn't happen, Pat, if that doesn't happen --
PAT: Can we say?
JEFFY: I believe some forecasters have told us what will happen. Because it's frightening to think about.
PAT: Here's what would have happened if this hadn't occurred.
VOICE: Carbon emissions also trap heat. Today's report shows oceans have absorbed 90 percent of that heat, raising ocean temperatures by half a degree. Had all that heat gone into the atmosphere, air temperatures could have risen by more than 200 degrees.
PAT: You don't want that. You don't want it.
JEFFY: See. Oh, my God. We could be melted.
PAT: So, again, Jeffy, if the earth didn't work the way it does, it would be 284 degrees today in Dallas, Texas. 284 degrees!
JEFFY: We need to do something about that.
PAT: Fortunately, it's not.
JEFFY: We still need to do something about it because it could be.
PAT: That's what they believe. Isn't that bizarre. You're so stupid you didn't know how the earth worked in the first place, so you thought all this warming went directly into the air.
President oceans absorbed none of it. You're a scientist. You didn't know that. But we're supposed to believe everything else you say about global warming.
JEFFY: Everything else. Everything else.
PAT: Okay. All right. I got you. Just doesn't make any sense. Does it?