Idiots tell kids to stay in school and prepare for the future they won’t have

Toby Young and kids protesting for 'climate justice'

On 15 February, children across the UK protested against government inaction on climate change. The collapse of the planet would be quite a nuisance – certainly more of a nuisance than missing one day of school. Unsurprisingly, the people who disagree are all the usual idiots:


Scientists have deduced that man-made climate change will lead to many people being dead/incredibly thirsty. This would render any knowledge that people acquired as children useless. The right wing can’t have people out protesting things, however. As such, they need to pretend climate change doesn’t exist (or that it’s somehow caused by discarded rubbish):

Young later said:

I’m not saying climate change is or isn’t real. Although if I had to stake my reputation – of which I have none – I’d say it isn’t. But even if it is, how are the adults of the future going to deal with it after missing literal minutes of education? What if the solution to carbon emissions was revealed in period four RE, and these little twerps missed it? When you look at it like that, I’d say these children are more responsible for climate change – which doesn’t exist – than Esso.

The soft-headed parade

With so many idiots trying to draw attention to themselves, Dan Hodges struggled to stand out. In the end, he went for some textbook whataboutery:

Hodges later doubled-down on his take, arguing:

Sure – the death of all life on the planet would be bad, but is it not equally bad for these children to be chanting ‘Dan Hodges has shit for brains’?

Featured image via Raj Curry – Wikimedia / Lorie Shaull – Wikimedia

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    1. “For climate change, there are many scientific organizations that study the climate. These alphabet soup of organizations include NASA, NOAA, JMA, WMO, NSIDC, IPCC, UK Met Office, and others. Click on the names for links to their climate-related sites. There are also climate research organizations associated with universities. These are all legitimate scientific sources.

      If you have to dismiss all of these scientific organizations to reach your opinion, then you are by definition denying the science. If you have to believe that all of these organizations, and all of the climate scientists around the world, and all of the hundred thousand published research papers, and physics, are all somehow part of a global, multigenerational conspiracy to defraud the people, then you are, again, a denier by definition. 

      So if you deny all the above scientific organizations there are a lot of un-scientific web sites out there that pretend to be science. Many of these are run by lobbyists (e.g.., Climate Depot, run by a libertarian political lobbyist, CFACT), or supported by lobbyists (e.g., JoannaNova, WUWT, both of whom have received funding and otherwise substantial support by lobbying organizations like the Heartland Institute), or are actually paid by lobbyists to write Op-Eds and other blog posts that intentionally misrepresent the science.”

    2. Toby Young is a complete and utter RECTUM! as everybody has known ever since he appeared in court supporting the magazine “Living Marxism” when they were sued for libel by ITN who they accused of faking the photos of the concentration camp in Serbia where people were starving; when ITN’s star witness, Fikret Alic, the “Starving Man”, who Young and others had claimed was the creation of an over-enthusiastic photoshopper, walked into court, Young joined the rest of the LM editorial collective in a chorus of, “No! No! Aaaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!”

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