It’s The Summer Of Cli-Fi

What is Cli-fi? No, it’s not something sexusal

(UK Telegraph) Climate activists are targeting children through a new range of ‘cli-fi’ – climate fiction – novels which seek to highlight the dangers of global warming.

David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said that children were more open minded and claimed that writers could ‘infect’ their minds with ‘seriously subversive viral ideas’.

“I like writing for children because their minds are still forming,” said Mr Thorpe whose novel is set in a coastal Wales ravaged by climate change and rising sea levels.

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“They are asking all sorts of questions about how the world is working. Their minds haven’t been tainted by ideological bias, they are still open minded about it.

“You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas that they can explore on their own to make it exciting. When I was that age I loved having my mind boggled.”

In other words, they are using cli-fi to indoctrinate children, to scare children, to put fear in their minds, and give them all sorts of anxieties. It’s intellectual and spiritual child molestation, using a flawed and failed “science”. It started with Al Gore’s horribly bad movie “An Inconvenient Truth”, full of many errors. In the UK, schools must warn of bias and errors when it is shown, per a High Court order.

George Marshall, one of the writers in attendance, “founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network and author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change”, has taken issue with the way this is being portrayed in the comments for the story

As one of the participants in this event I strongly object to the slant suggested in the byline that we were discussing a strategy for “activists” to “target children”. Policy makers across the political spectrum regard climate change to be one of the key issues of our time and were we discussing the ways that artists and writers respond to this in their work. Of course children’s writing should be a part of this, but, as Saci Lloyd and David Thorpe pointed out, good writing for all ages is driven by strong stories and characters not by political messaging. I would add that I never said that people are “bored” by science, but rather that attitudes are formed by narratives not data: a conclusion, incidentally, derived from rigourous cognitive research.

To which socalpa has responded

Do you then deny an intent to manipulate the young by introducing an element of Fear regarding Weather/Climate ?

“attitudes are formed by narratives not data:” ?

Why then must a “narrative” be introduced to young minds ?

Is it because the data shows different implications then the ones desired by the writers ? Clearly, the actual science shows many contradictory scenarios for the future impacts of Global Warming. The catastrophic scenarios largely debunked by this centuries science.

This is political. Otherwise, a narrative would not be needed.

Meanwhile, more climate-fiction at the movie theaters

(Daily Beast) George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.

Never has commercialism and idealism blended so beautifully, and still so discordantly.

A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much at the box office. Its narrative goal, however: to get you to stop caring so much about the vapid capitalistic things that are ruining us all and instead maybe do something to make the world a better place.

Is this the same George Clooney has multiple McMansions and takes lots and lots of fossil fueled travel around the world?

The logline for Tomorrowland is deceptively complicated for a film so aggressively blunt with its message. That message, by the way? We have the power to save the world, should we choose to use it.

It’s Al Gore by way of Captain Planet, Disney-approved.

We’re introduced to a wide-eyed teenager named Casey (played by Britt Robertson), the daughter of a NASA engineer, who refuses to accept the end of the Space Race era, and the optimism and spirit it embodied.

The next part is the wee bit of sci-fi wonkiness: Casey is recruited by an ageless adolescent android who gives her a pin that transports her to Tomorrowland—a Jetsons-like utopia where the brightest, purest minds in the world were meant to gather to manufacture the brightest future possible.

OK, so, a summer blockbuster (we’ll have to see how the box-office figures work out) that’s preachy and, well, preachy. Just what everyone wants in a summer movie. One which tells us that we should bow down to the “experts” and allow them to manufacture our futures.

It does delve into more than just “climate change”, featuring a myriad of other issues, to be clear. But, of course, the Cult of Climastrology is working hard to subsume all those issues, such as poverty, obesity, starvation, and real ecological problems, under the One True Banner of “climate change”.

Can’t I just watch a movie and read a book?

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