Climate Depot reports: Weather Channel hypes report claiming ‘Climate Change Will Mean More Stress, Anxiety, PTSD in the Future’ – Growing ‘substance abuse’ due to AGW – Expect ‘broad psychological impacts’
This is based on a new report, “Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change,” by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica, an environmental advocacy group devoted to climate change and sustainability issues.
That means a future with heightened levels of stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as a loss of community identity – if nothing is done to stop or slow emissions of industrial-produced greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
“The striking thing is how these effects will permeate so many aspects of our daily lives,” said Dr. Norman B. Anderson, CEO of the American Psychological Association, in a press release announcing the report.
“We can also expect increases in long-term stress and anxiety from the aftermath of disasters, as well as increases in violence and crime rates as a result of higher temperatures or competition for scarce resources.”
Due to global warming, ‘expect more’: ‘Substance abuse, Mental health emergencies, People experiencing “solastalgia“: (felt when suddenly dislocated from their home), Loss of autonomy and personal identity.’