No April Fool’s joke here. Our friends at the German Science Skeptical here bring us a Youtube video on how kids are being taught out somewhere in East Germany that eating apples saves the climate.
It’s all part of a German government sponsored competition to promote climate protection and energy savings.
In fact officials found the idea so awesome that that the 4th graders of this particular school were declared “Energiesparmeister” (Energy Savings Champion) of 2012. The winning idea from the fourth graders is: To use the apple as a natural healer more intensely, thus reducing the production of pharmaceutical products and thus resulting in less energy consumption and thus less climate-destroying CO2 emissions.
Science Skeptical writes that this all part of a Energy Savings Champion Competition taking place between schools for protecting the all holy global climate and to promote energy efficiency. It’s a campaign by the Federal Ministry of Environment and some online CO2 advisory organisation promoting the campaign: “Klima sucht Schutz” (Climate Searching Protection). Since 2009 it has been aimed at schools and school projects all over Germany.
I’m just happy my kids are finishing their education this year and will no longer be exposed to this institutionalized madness and paranoia.
High time for state school boards to put the educational programs under review. Or parents at least ought to think about, if they can afford it, sending their kids to private schools that focus on maths, reading, writing, science – and encourage critical thinking when it comes to all the myths mad minds can conjure up!