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August 27, 2010

Global Warming Hoaxers Target the Elderly

Posted by Dave Blount at August 27, 2010 12:56 PM

It always enrages me to see elderly relatives duped into throwing away their money by junk mail and aggressive telemarketers. But this enrages me more:

A new study by researchers in the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York calls for better engagement of older people on climate change issues.
The report, prepared in partnership with the Community Service Volunteers' Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), urges the scrapping of stereotypes which suggest that older people are incapable of engagement, passive or disinterested in climate change.
Recent evidence from the older age sector highlight the inadequacies of current methods of information provision and community engagement on climate change.
Instead, the research team recommends new approaches to engage older people, which promote direct interaction and the use of trusted agents that are sensitive to the personal circumstances older people face. The report sets out a ten-point plan to engage older people more effectively on climate change issues and greener living.

They'll have the best luck selling their snake oil if they can find a way to specifically target seniors with Alzheimer disease.

A fit recruit for the cult of global warming, via

Hat tip: Watts Up With That, on a tip from Anthony.