Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Van Helsing at Moonbattery informs us that NASA, which will soon have little to do, is adjusting is mission. Aside from using the agency to improve relations with the Muslim world — as a “foremost” mission — the agency is finding time to brainwash children with the idea that humans are going to destroy the planet.
In a new initiative called “Climate Kids: NASA’s Eyes on the Earth,” the agency that was once the pride of the world — it put men on the moon, for crying out loud! — has devolved into a farce.
Watch and weep. But if you can’t (polar) bear it, Van Helsing was kind enough to share a synopsis of the noxious propaganda aimed at American kids — who in bygone days dreamed of blasting off to the stars … but now have nightmares about what kind of cuddly-animal-killing carbon footprint such an adventure would inflict on the planet:
One of the features on the children’s pages is a “Climate Tales” cartoon, “Adventures on a Changing Planet: Will our heroes ever find their way home?”
The cartoon features a polar bear and a fish. In the cartoon, some of the following dialogue occurs:
“Hey, it looks like your ice is melting,” the fish says.
“I had to swim for miles to find a chunk of ice to climb onto,” says the bear. “If I don’t get to rest once in a while I won’t have enough energy to hunt my next meal.”
“All the ice is melting,” the bear says.
After being transported to the South American rain forest, the fish and the polar bear meet a monkey.
“Where did all the trees go?” the bear asks.
“Funny story,” the monkey says. “The humans cut them down and burned them.”
“And now it’s a trash dump,” says the bear.
The monkey informs the bear that the humans tried to grow crops and “it didn’t take long for the humans to use all the rest of the life in the soil.”
Yes. Humans in the Third World areas of South America a while back took to clear-cutting forests to grow crops. But did they kill “the rest of the life in the soil”? Please.
I remember when the clear-cutting of Amazon forests was the cause du jour of “serious” folks like Sting. Why don’t you hear much about that “crisis” anymore? Because modern agriculture technology developed in America — and resisted by the same kind of leftists who produced this video — makes clear-cutting unnecessary. And the “rain forest” is reclaiming its territory. Nature, as always, finds a way to restore balance.
If this is going to be how NASA — which is constantly complaining of underfunding — is going to spend taxpayer money, we ought to shut it down after the last shuttle launches this year.