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Posted by David Mehegan  February 2, 2007 01:23 PM

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The conservative nation is mobilizing against global warming, and now they're getting the kids involved. Not the warming itself, but any organized effort to do anything about it.

World Ahead Publishing, a Los Angeles-based conservative press, has issued a call for children's writers to submit manuscripts during the month of February. "We're inviting professionals and the public at large to submit thoughtful, well-documented manuscripts that present a balanced perspective on global change," said World Ahead Media president Eric Jackson. The proposed book would be aimed at kids age 6-10. World Ahead was spurred to action by news that Scholastic will publish a children's book, "The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming," co-written by Laurie David, wife of Larry David, producer of Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth."

Of course, World Ahead only wants manuscripts that "deal honestly with the subject, utilizing provable facts about the nature of our changing world while debunking the fabrications, hysteria, and anti-growth agenda propagated by the far left." I.e., they want objective, fact-based arguments that lead to the desired conclusion.

The company release says, "recent studies by authors such as Fred Singer and Dennis Avery suggest that solar activity could be the source of rising temperatures on earth. If that is the case, then regulations to reduce fossil fuel consumption -- a tactic generally advocated by liberals -- might not only fail to stop global warming, but could also damage economic growth. This, in turn, could kill millions of people by making the Third World more vulnerable to poverty and disease."

Jackson, who held a top marketing job with PayPal, is also the author of a chapter of "Thank You, President Bush," a tribute to the president for his "leadership in the war on terror and his pro-growth economic policies." Another World Ahead kids' title is "Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed!", by Katharine DeBrecht, in which Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy are cartoon villains.

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