My friend homeschools. In part, to protect her daughters from doomsayers of all stripes. But, homeschooled children actually get out and about quite a bit. So my friend still ends up having to comfort a frightened child.
The old way was to tell the kids that they would go to hell some day.
The new way is to tell the kids that global warming's here to stay,
and everyone will boil to death before the next few years are out.
They pour their fear in children's ears. It makes me mad enough to shout.