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Norwich Councillors Discuss Climate Change With 3-Year Olds

May 23, 2019

By Paul Homewood



h/t A Norwich Tory


It was bad enough listening to a 16-year old lecturing us on climate change, but now they are even indulging babies!



A team of mini activists have been quizzing councillors and suggesting ways in which Norwich can be a more environmentally-friendly city.

Around 20 home-educated youngsters from across the county, aged between three and eight years old, presented handwritten letters to City Hall councillors to express their concerns on climate change,

Mum Toyah Dye, 38, from East Runton, said the children were inspired by the recent demonstrations of the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion and also of David Attenborough’s Our Planet, which highlighted the effects of climate change in the natural world.

Ms Dye said the children were particularly struck by a scene in the series which showed walruses in Russia climbing and falling from a cliff due to the retreating sea ice.

A group of young climate change activists presented handwritten letters about the state of our enviroment to City Hall. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

"I was watching Our Planet with my children and the walruses made us really sad," Ms Dye said. "So I asked my daughter ‘what can we do?’ and suggested writing a letter to councillors."

After getting in touch with other home-educated families, the group of youngsters put their thoughts down on paper and hand delivered their letters to councillors at City Hall on Wednesday.

Beatrice Grace Bennett, six, wrote in her letter: "Help us recycle more. Our planet is heating up and our environment is changing."

A group of young, home-educated activists, aged between three and eight, presented letters on their concerns about climate change to City Hall in Norwich. Picture: Toyah Dye

Seven-year-old Matilda Toms wrote: "Excuse me government, please can you try and stop the litter? And also try your hardest to stop climate change and we will do our best."

After a short demonstration outside City Hall with a banner and cardboard walruses, the children grilled Green councillors Jamie Osborn and Lesley Grahame and Labour councillors Cate Oliver, Ian Stutley and Kevin Maguire in a meeting, where they also discussed ideas on how to make Norwich a more green city.

Mr Osborn said: "These children are truly inspiring, and we should take hope from how engaged they are and how openly families now discuss climate change, the topic that will shape their future.

  1. HotScot permalink
    May 23, 2019 9:50 am

    No stone left unturned in their globalisation quest.

  2. May 23, 2019 9:56 am

    Makes you weep to think politicians will be moved by this, if St Greta and her Atenborough acolytes are right, we should appoint her head of the EU.

  3. Ian Magness permalink
    May 23, 2019 9:58 am

    Child abuse.
    Nothing else to say.

    • markl permalink
      May 23, 2019 5:38 pm

      +1 And done without shame. The end justifies the means.

      • John Palmer permalink
        May 23, 2019 9:46 pm

        Pass the sick-bag, quickly!

  4. Stonyground permalink
    May 23, 2019 10:06 am

    My car doesn’t use petrol.

  5. quaesoveritas permalink
    May 23, 2019 10:10 am

    Palm oil, use of petrol, plastic pollution, loss of Orangutan habitat.
    These concerns are very laudable but are nothing to do with “climate change”.

  6. May 23, 2019 10:23 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science and commented:
    Oh hell what is going on here. Free your mind.

  7. May 23, 2019 10:27 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    THE disgraceful use of children as “climate leaders” and tools of climate change propaganda, summed up by the excellent Brendon O’Neill, on his coverage of 16 year-old Greta Thunberg…

    “Young people, Ms Thunberg isn’t your leader. She’s a patsy for scared and elitist adults. Don’t do as she says. Instead, refuse to panic, mock the blather about hellfire, and appreciate that mankind’s transformation of the planet has been a glorious thing that has expanded life expectancy, allowed billions to live in cities, and made it possible for even the less well-off to travel the globe.”

    NOW extend those same sentiments to “3-year olds”… !

    WE really are living in the age of climate change aka global warming insanity and wilful child abuse…

  8. Alan Kendall permalink
    May 23, 2019 10:51 am

    What were children from across Norfolk doing discussing climate change with CITY hall counsellors, when COUNTY representatives at COUNTY HALL would have been more appropriate?

    What were Green and Labour Norwich Councillors wasting their (and our) time discussing climate change with non voting and non-residents?

    Why was a Tory councillor making trouble but missing the point?

  9. Ian Phillips permalink
    May 23, 2019 10:56 am

    We’ve all be smacked hard on the leg in the past by feminists for using women as “sexual objects”. But are not women who parade their children about holding “climate change” placards with long words they could never spell, basically using them as “political objects”?

    • Joe Public permalink
      May 23, 2019 11:04 am


  10. May 23, 2019 11:39 am

    Desperate times call for desperate measures – shades of Nazi Germany.

  11. May 23, 2019 12:11 pm

    Please read Dr Susan Crockford Polar Bear Science just type her name into google. Somebody should take these people to task. Susan is from University of Victoria in British Columbia Canada. The Walrus’s were spooked by the camera men.

  12. johnbillscott permalink
    May 23, 2019 12:18 pm

    The very sad outcome is these impressionable minds being weaponized just might cause children to hate their parents. This damage to children by parents and adults is child abuse pure and simple. Just wait till CC depressed children start killing themselves.

    Wonder id Greedpiece is behind this too as they have no ethics or morals see Paul’s post today.

  13. Pancho Plail permalink
    May 23, 2019 12:35 pm

    What a superb testament to home-educating your children. In case it is not obvious, I don’t think it is. People who educate their kids at home generally have some beef with society and their kids will obviously lack a balanced world view.

    • Fred Streeter permalink
      May 24, 2019 5:50 pm

      “People who educate their kids at home generally have some beef with society and their kids will obviously lack a balanced world view.”

      Many of us merely sought to give our kids a better education than that being provided at the local schools. Obviously, we had to rely on clubs, scouts, etc. for socialising, so they could meet peers who attended school. The option of attending school was always open to them, but was never taken up.

      They entered the State system via College and then University. Again, they integrated and socialised, and had their world view adjusted.

      And many home educated children follow a similar path.
      (And, yes, there were religious, vegan and environmentalist parents with very strong views, but their children were often merely paying lip service to the parents’ beliefs. Their world view was not that being inculcated.)

  14. Pancho Plail permalink
    May 23, 2019 12:39 pm

    And I see one of the children is asking the government to stop litter. It seems to have escaped their notice that the government has a range of penalties for littering and it is people (and in my experience, mainly kids) who are responsible for it.

  15. May 23, 2019 12:47 pm

    I wonder how many of these brainwashed kids will wind up with mental problems.

    Beatrice’s letter is remarkable . Again wonder who wrote it. She obviously had a problem copying the the word “environment”.
    The BBC influence is stares out from the page. Shame on the Extinction Rebellion.

    • May 23, 2019 1:48 pm

      BBC influence indeed, they fund local “journalism”, and were behind the reporting of the “Climate Emergency” on the Isle of Wight, which incidentally is likely now experiencing glorious late spring weather.

  16. John189 permalink
    May 23, 2019 1:29 pm

    My attention was caught by the letter “written” by a six year old child. The vocabulary is very advanced, the lucid composition far too mature, and the knowledge of writing conventions (“I am writing to you to ask…”; “kind regards”, and so on) frankly unlikely in one so young. I also doubt whether a child of six would have the cognitive connectivity to advocate policy choices on environmental protection and so the conclusion has to be that the child copied a script,The saddest thing of all however is that a six year old’s head should be filled with such unrelieved doom and gloom. As far as I can remember, what grabbed my attention in the environment back in 1963 at the age of six were the blue of the sky, the green of the trees, shuffling through the leaves in November, snow in winter, the myriad discoveries of plant, animal, bird and fish life – a wonderful world just waiting to be explored: the kind of positive and uplifting experience all children need.

  17. Gerry, England permalink
    May 23, 2019 1:50 pm

    It is very hard to work out who are the most childish – the children or the politicians. Just goes to show that childish behaviour is not just limited to the Morons of Parliament.

  18. May 23, 2019 2:03 pm

    Apart from the walruses, coral and warmer oceans, the issue with plastics is imho of real concern. It has annoyed me for a long time that the supermarkets generate such a huge amount of useless plastic. Palm oil is bad news for orangutans, no doubt, and it has led to massive destruction of forests. All I want is some honesty, in particular from the BBC, because we’re paying for their ‘service’

  19. Dave Ward permalink
    May 23, 2019 2:53 pm

    Not for nothing did my late father refer to Norwich City Hall as “The Kremlin”…

  20. Roger Cole permalink
    May 24, 2019 12:53 am

    I must stop reading this stuff….blood pressure….not good!

  21. May 25, 2019 12:25 pm

    Very clever! Government run by 3 year old. Appropriate I suppose.
    The only thing I would object to there is referring to them as a educated. Manipulated is not the same thing as educated.

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