American Academy of Pediatrics: Global Warming is a “Rising Public Health Threat to All Children”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is linking children’s health and wellbeing with the “rising threat” of manmade global warming. Not surprisingly, their link is built on the basic premise that “97%” of a select few government-funded scientists can’t be wrong. If it weren’t for that very exclusive consensus, none of what they said would have made any sense. According to their press release:

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this crisis and protect children from climate-related threats including natural disasters, heat stress, lower air quality, increased infections, and threats to food and water supplies.

“Every child needs a safe and healthy environment and climate change is a rising public health threat to all children in this country and around the world,” said AAP President Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP. “Pediatricians have a unique and powerful voice in this conversation due to their knowledge of child health and disease and their role in ensuring the health of current and future children.”

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“Children are uniquely at risk to the direct impacts of climate changes like climate-related disaster–including floods and storms–where they are exposed to increased risk of injury, death, loss of or separation from caregivers and mental health consequences,” explained Samantha Ahdoot, MD, lead author of the policy statement. “They are also more vulnerable to the secondary impacts of global warming, like disease. For example, Lyme disease affects approximately 300,000 Americans each year, with boys, ages 5 to 9, at greatest risk. Climate warming has been linked to northern expansion of Lyme disease in North America, putting more American children at risk of this disease.”

Their concern for the effects of manmade global warming all has to do with their concern “for the children.” Their statement continued:

  • There is wide consensus among scientific organizations and climatologists that the broad effects known commonly as “climate change” are the result of contemporary human activities.

  • According to the World Health Organization, more than 88 percent of the existing burden of disease attributable to climate change occurs in children younger than 5 years old. 

  • Climate change poses a threat to human health and safety, but children are uniquely vulnerable.

  • Failure to take prompt, substantive action would be an act of injustice to all children.

The assumption is that if you dare question manmade global warming, then you must hate children. Like they care about kids. These same people who are pushing this global warming propaganda also are likely very supportive of taking kids’ lives, as long as the kids are really young.

And never mind the fact that contrary to widely believed propaganda, there hasn’t been an increase in natural disasters. Liberals will all but concede on that point, but then claim that an increase in natural disasters was never what was predicted. The expectation was that they would become more erratic and unpredictable, and that each event would be more catastrophic. Well, that hasn’t happened either.

Yet, despite the dearth of evidence in support of the idea of manmade global warming, even organizations like the AAP claim it affects absolutely everything, even the health of little kids. And remember, whatever the government decides to do about global warming, just know that it’s for the children.