Guest post by David Middleton
Meteorologist opens up about the struggle with fighting climate change
Eric Holthaus revealed his emotional and psychological battle with trying to save the planet.
I’m starting my 11th year working on climate change, including the last 4 in daily journalism. Today I went to see a counselor about it.
I’m saying this b/c I know many ppl feel deep despair about climate, especially post-election. I struggle every day. You are not alone.
There are days where I literally can’t work. I’ll read a story & shut down for rest of the day. Not much helps besides exercise & time
As nearly as I can tell, this meteorologist’s “job” is to blog alarmist propaganda… This and the election of Donald Trump have apparently put him into therapy and is making it difficult fro him to go to “work.”
At least he doesn’t “work” for the EPA or DOE…
Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover
Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporters
Greenwire: Friday, November 11, 2016
U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early.
And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory.
“People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed,” said John O’Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, “people were crying,” added O’Grady, who works in EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago. “They were recommending that people take sick leave and go home.”
Having gone through four M&A’s since 2001, I can attest that anyone who felt the need to “take sick leave and go home” because they were upset about the new management, would probably find that “leave” to be permanent.