NASA Uses Taxpayer-Funded Website to Push Climate Change on Kids
Official Climate Kids” website teaching children about 'climate change'
The taxpayer-funded National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is usually tasked with things regarding space exploration and science, but the agency is now teaching children about man-made climate change on the official "Climate Kids” website.
Part of the website is labeled “Big Questions,” one of which is “What can we do to help?”
“Yes! We can all take notice of our environment. We can learn how our planet works. We can learn how to live on it without making a mess of it.
We can help to keep it magnificent for ourselves, our children and grandchildren, and other living things besides us.”
The page recommends growing your own food or buying food that is produced nearby as part of a list of tips to reduce your carbon footprint.
It then moves into more 'meat and potatoes' of tackling climate change advising children to ride a bike instead of “taking a car everywhere,” which would be reasonably good advice if it was aimed at adults who actually drive.
“Even a 2-mile car trip puts 2 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere!” the website declares.
According to the Breitbart report: If you are in a car and stop by a fast food restaurant, it’s better to park your car instead of going drive-through service where cars are “polluting” while people are waiting for food, the website advises.
Reducing waste includes tips for shopping at thrift stores and using your cup for beverages.
“That’s what you can tell your parents when they stop to buy their morning coffee. Use less paper whenever possible. Save the trees,” the website advises children.
“Some of the ways you can help may have to wait until you are a little older—like choosing an energy-efficient car, installing solar panels on the roof of your house, or choosing a ‘green career'” — recycling program educator, farmer’s market manager, home energy auditor and water-wise landscaper are on the list.
And climate change is a done deal, according to the NASA “Climate Kids” website:
“Is the climate of the whole Earth really changing?”
“Yes! Earth has been getting warmer—and fast.
Global climate is the average climate over the entire planet.
And the reason scientists and folks like you are concerned is that Earth’s global climate is changing.
The earth is warming up fast—faster than at any time scientists know about from their studies of Earth’s entire history.
And it is mankind’s fault.
Q. What’s making Earth’s climate warmer?
A. Scientists have discovered that humans are causing this warming.
There are also videos on the website. One “Climate Tales” cartoon features a sad polar bear on shrinking ice who travels to see how humans have destroyed the Amazon rain forest.
Although NASA’s mission includes studying the planet and its climate, Breitbart News asked why the federal agency felt it needed to advance the idea of human-made climate change to children.
The agency provided Breitbart News with the following statement:
“NASA is committed to studying our home planet and the universe, and communicating our science research to the American public,” Stephen Cole of NASA’s Office of Public Affairs said.
“The agency’s activities and philosophy about communicating science has not changed in decades. NASA communications have not received any direction from the administration to change how we communicate science research.”
“The NASA Climate Kids website (climatekids.nasa.gov) is managed like all other NASA science websites that provide information to the public and the scientific community,” Cole added.
“Editorial oversight is performed by the NASA scientists and web editors at the Center where the site is maintained, in this case, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory."
Content posted to the sites is based on editorial decisions by those scientists and web staff. This has always been standard operating procedure at NASA.”