Are you suffering from Climate Change anxiety?

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Berndt Koch
March 28, 2019 11:04 am


Pop Piasa
Reply to  Berndt Koch
March 28, 2019 11:41 am

How about climate change policy anxiety?

Reply to  Pop Piasa
March 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Note she invites an artist, a writer and an “environmental cultures researcher” ( whatever one of those is ).

No-one with the slightest scientific training or understanding, but who just spout the usual fallacies spread by the media.

I don’t doubt they are genuinely “anxious”. If you believe all the alarmist BS going around and don’t have the brains to check what you are being fed every waking moment, you’d have to be. Climate anxiety is a real problem.

Maybe someone should start suing the likes of Mickey Mann for faking graphs inverting data and freaking folks out.

Reply to  Greg
March 28, 2019 1:26 pm

The best part is the last line from the writer guy:

” I feel most optimistic when I remember how bad humans are at predicting the future. ”

Well done Samuel, you got it in one. Now maybe you need to look into how well those climate models you are so scared of are doing.

Reply to  Greg
March 29, 2019 12:24 am

Indeed, Chicken Little had immense anxiety.

David S
Reply to  Pop Piasa
March 28, 2019 3:12 pm

“How about climate change policy anxiety?”

Yeah I got that one too! 🙂

Reply to  Berndt Koch
March 28, 2019 12:47 pm

Nope. I only feel anxious every month that I will get trapped in PG+E’s third tier of rate rape. I feel anxious the CA PUC will increase my PG&E rates to pay for unaffordable “renewable” energy sources. Or increase my water rates and tiered punishment rates.

Reply to  Berndt Koch
March 28, 2019 4:52 pm

No, not at all. Somone please tell this bint she’s a crashing bore???

Reply to  Sara
March 28, 2019 4:57 pm

P.S. I have more important things to do than listen to these obsessive-compulsives rattle on about how AFRAID they are of everything living thing. They are boring, boring, boring, and boring.

They need their own planet, some place that is just like them, boring, boring, boring.

I think that Mars will do.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Sara
March 30, 2019 9:37 am

I can resolve that first gal’s anxiety.

Don’t have children. You, personally, are safe. Stay indoors. lock your doors and windows. Order food in. Pay your utility bills especially cable TV/wi fi bill. stock up on ZZZquill.
Most of all keep your concerns to yourself. Nobody else cares what you think. You are audio ZZZquill to the rest of us.

The world will still be here with plenty of room for your burial plot when the time comes.

March 28, 2019 11:07 am


But I am worried that a bunch of crazed green socialists will destroy our energy infrastructure, restrict freedom, and slow the economy.

Reply to  a_scientist
March 28, 2019 11:28 am

Right now I’m suffering from Justin Trudeau anxiety. He’s totally clueless. link Apparently, he thinks that men working hard are a danger to society.

March 28, 2019 11:08 am

The BBC really are ramping up the climate change nonsense right now. You can’t turn on the TV, radio or read their website without another dose of indoctrination. And joy of joys, Sir David Attenborough (that’s Saint David to you and I) will be fronting up a new documentary about the end of the world as we know it.

Roger welsh
Reply to  Roy
March 28, 2019 11:19 am

And having watched an episode of blue planet ref. Great Barrier Reef intimating the bleaching and destruction of some of it are man made, they are proved wrong in spades by Dr Peter Ridd et al.
The BBC are wicked and must be brought under control, heavens knows how!

Reply to  Roger welsh
March 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Remember the evil crown-of-thorns starfish, they used to be villain No.1?

Reply to  MrGrimNasty
March 29, 2019 8:33 am

Hmm, I certainly do remember the crown of thorns. What happened to them?

The media screams up imaginary threats but they never tell you they were wrong. They never said they were wrong about global cooling. CAGW, too, will fade away, and be replaced by some other panic, demanding immediate large-scale destruction to save the world.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Roger welsh
March 29, 2019 3:52 am

Privatise it!

Reply to  Roy
March 28, 2019 11:53 am

Attenborough has a wonderful voice for narration of these fabulously photographed documentaries, but I wonder how much he really knows or understands. Someone with his age and experience ought to be more skeptical of wild claims. Or maybe he just sold out?

Capell Aris
Reply to  Gary
March 28, 2019 12:18 pm

‘Attenborough has a wonderful voice for narration’

I do wish he’d put his teeth in.

Reply to  Gary
March 28, 2019 12:34 pm

Is he being paid for this work?

Reply to  Gary
March 28, 2019 7:43 pm

Gary, his book Life on Air demonstrates his long affair with editing and producing. Its been a while since I read the book, but there were a couple of passages where he wrote along the lines of that he felt it was important people saw a particular viewpoint (his). It was at that point I realised that David, just like anyone else, can be led by their emotions and biases as much as the next person – though his voice and opinions are shared worldwide as a kind of benevolent propaganda. He has a great voice and its everyone’s surrogate kind uncle or granddad, but at the end of the day, he is human like and makes mistakes. I believe he writes the scripts when he is producer, so its not like new knowledge is canvassed in the BBC productions. Its a shame when your childhood heroes become fallible.

01 Cat
Reply to  Gary
March 29, 2019 4:05 am

I grew up on David Attenborough’s documentaries and have alway loved his films; I think it’s a bit sad that he has allowed himself to become used as a mouthpiece for the climate-change movement; I suspect he just realises that to contradict the prevailing narrative would be a sure-fire way to have the funding for these (no-doubt expensive to make) productions cut off. Like I say, very sad.

Wallaby Geoff
Reply to  Gary
March 29, 2019 4:11 am

Sold out. Anyone who goes against the BBC narrative doesn’t get a gig. Simple.

Reply to  Roy
March 28, 2019 12:07 pm

Bring forth the old wizard to launch the next wave of the Climate Crusades into oblivion and irrelevance.

Reply to  Roy
March 28, 2019 1:31 pm

The BBC really are ramping up the climate change nonsense right now.

Well at least that makes people think about fictitious problems in a few hundred years time, rather than looking a the mess the govt. is making of leaving EU without really leaving but being trapped in a system of which we have no control and no more provision to get out of it.

May’s “deal” is like signing a new Lisbon Treaty without an article 50.

The main function of the climate scam is to throw sand in everyone’s eyes.

March 28, 2019 11:08 am

So if you’re not feeling anxious about Climate Change you should be and it’s OK. This is your chance to feel anxious about nothing and apply for that helping animal you always wanted but couldn’t justify like someone who has a real problem. And your anxiety can be shared with the world!

Roger Knights
Reply to  markl
March 28, 2019 11:57 am

“apply for that helping animal you always wanted”

Maybe the GWPF could offer free comfort cockroaches.

Old Doc
Reply to  Roger Knights
March 28, 2019 12:30 pm

“Maybe the GWPF could offer free comfort cockroaches”

To eat?

Reply to  Roger Knights
March 28, 2019 2:38 pm

I think this person could use a comfort cockroach. Or maybe some comfort permafrost.

Oh hello to the chill of terror creeping up my spine. I greet you with seething frustration over the media’s #ClimateSilence. The unraveling of the Arctic should be the top story everywhere. Again and again until we DO something. We👏🏽 Are👏🏽 In👏🏽 Danger👏🏽

Mike Schnell
March 28, 2019 11:17 am

No. I am not the least concerned with climate change. I am however concerned about the snowflakes who will do something en masse to change the world and make it a politically unstable and economic mess.

Joel O'Bryan
March 28, 2019 11:17 am

The correlation coefficient between climate anxiety and TDS is probably > 0.99 and p-value that would make a particle physicist envious.

And when your brain has been turned to mush from a Liberal indoctrination, finding a doctor to keep you in a XANAX Rx then he/she becomes your best-friend and junkie.
And in Colorado, California, Washington, regular visits to your local cannabis store is like most normal people who go to a local grocery store for fresh produce, milk and bread.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 28, 2019 11:51 am

And the prescribed drugs forced on kids, Respiridone, Prozak, Ritalin, all medical, prepares something far worse. I think the Greta phenomenon was only a start.

Menticide is always an imperial tactic – China remembers the 2 Opium wars with Britain. Trump is right to declare a border emergency, and must go after all that legal dope as well.

Russia has been warning for decades of the Afghan Opium border, supported by NATO (Helmand Province).

The EU being a major Afghan Opium market with a special budget to fight it, and support it. Some cops cottoned on and were muzzled.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 28, 2019 12:40 pm

I wonder if most of the people that act like psychotics about the supposed end of the world due to global warming are on psychotropic drugs. Something’s not right in their heads.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  icisil
March 28, 2019 1:47 pm

Drugged Liberal America.
Because of medical privacy laws and availability of many generic anxiety meds (like Xanax and valium), no one really knows what the true numbers are, but it must be very high. All those Hollywood and TV/cable media talking heads on MSNBC and CNN have therapists/shrinks writing their Rx’s.

Reply to  icisil
April 1, 2019 5:50 am

Either that or the constant fear mongering, and general negativity towards everything functional in society, plus state re-education of children via gender mainstreaming, plus hypermorality, loss of freedom and personal identity, makes the people insane. Then they go to a doctor who prescribes them psychotropic drugs, which further messes with their head, their attitude, their motivation and overall feeling. I wonder if there’s a way to sue for compensation for being made insane. I mean, part of the cure is to get out of the media matrix, maybe read a good, inspiring book.

Randy Bork
March 28, 2019 11:18 am

If not, stay tuned…

M Courtney
Reply to  Randy Bork
March 28, 2019 4:10 pm

For half a millennium things have repeatedly gotten better.
Longer life. Healthier life. More freedom. Better.
But now – right now – reality is doing a U-Turn.
Really? !
Stay Tuned.
We can reach the stars if we don’t waste our time on folly.

March 28, 2019 11:20 am

I am not fearing actual climate change anxiety, but I am very concerned about all the hysterics being perpetrated by some Govt’s, academia, NGO’s and media about the climate crisis we are in. I look out many windows when I travel the world, and all I see is weather. With every flood and wind storm now being blamed on Climate Change due to CO2 emissions, then it is like the boy calling wolf over and over. Ironically, almost everyone I meet everywhere I go comments that the more shrill all this advertising of some looming climate disaster becomes, the more they just turn it off and realize it is all a never ending hoax.

It seems the only ones left peddling this message are the folks who are trying make a buck off of it, or wanting to use it as an excuse to seize some sort of perpetual taxation by making us pay for our energy consumption over and above the actual cost of the energy. Like it is a privilege to heat your home or have a refrigerator. These Marxists will do the same for Oxygen someday…if you can’t pay your O2 bill, you will get cut off from your air supply.

Reg Nelson
March 28, 2019 11:21 am

On the plus side, if their too frightened to have kids that’s a good thing in the long run.

John the Econ
March 28, 2019 11:23 am

What a wonderful, affluent, blessed age we live in when people have to invent imaginary horrors to be anxious about.

Humans are not wired to be happy.

Bruce Cobb
March 28, 2019 11:27 am

Climate change; the Boogeyman for “adults”, who don’t have enough actual things to worry about, with the bonus of being able to virtue signal to your heart’s content.

Major Meteor
March 28, 2019 11:27 am

Not sure about anxiety but kind of bummed that the climate seems to be cooling now. I was hoping for an earlier spring and a longer summer up here in the pacific northwest. The sun is out, but it’s only 55 degrees.

March 28, 2019 11:32 am

After living through the fear of “Snowball Earth”, (which is truly terrifying) the prospects of a warming atmosphere are quite livable. I welcome these changes in ambient temps.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Martin557
March 28, 2019 11:55 am

The worst part then was that our favorite TV star Leonard Nimoy was telling us it was going to happen. Of course he didn’t go so far as to call skeptics “Romulans”, and Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Billy Mummy, Angela Cartwright or even David McCallum didn’t jump on the pop science bandwagon then to promote socialism.

Reply to  Pop Piasa
March 28, 2019 12:13 pm

I had 4 over-the-air television stations then. 1 was PBS. Living under a mile of ice would be much more difficult than some mild warming.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Martin557
March 28, 2019 12:29 pm

Oh forgive me for omitting Tom Baker! I watched it too.

March 28, 2019 11:34 am

“Climate Change” which main components are Climate Lizenkoïsm, Marxism, Malthusianism, Eugenism and Eco-Nazism is indeed the new Threat for Humankind.

So yes, I feel somewhat anxious.

March 28, 2019 11:44 am

Latest from the BBC.
BBC News – Climate change: Global impacts ‘accelerating’ – WMO

March 28, 2019 11:46 am

..But seriously if members of the public are suffering ill mental health because of the published cataclysmic AGW warnings that are spread then surely the likes of the BBC are in part responsible for this?

CD in Wisconsin
March 28, 2019 11:56 am

Those who know or suspect that there are scientific problems with the CAGW narrative but feel morally and ethically justified playing on people’s fears, guilt complexes and anxieties anyway deserve the contempt and rejection of society when this whole alarmist narrative gets blown open someday. It is sadly common practice for the mainstream media to use fear and fear-mongering headlines to attract readers to their websites, to sell papers and news magazines, and to boost TV ratings.

With age, I have come to understand this a long time ago and do not allow myself to succumb to it. Unfortunately, it is younger people and the scientifically illiterate who are gullible and naive enough to buy into this whole thing and, hence, we see them marching in the streets in response to the CAGW narrative.

The arrogance and over-inflated egos of those who feel they have the right to use deceit and bad science (if they know it is bad) to play on our emotions in pursuit of their ends have a long history of having their campaigns end badly, but yet it it keeps happening anyway. Lost wars are not the least of those bad ends.

It is all not dissimilar to being sucked into a religious cult, and it has always fascinated me to observe why and how it happens. Jonestown, the Branch Davidians, Heaven’s Gate…the leaders of those cults all played on people’s emotions and needs to suck believers in.

Waking up every day with the anxiety of the climate scare hanging over your head is a horrible way to live your life. Those who are responsible for inflicting this emotional suffering (including the MSM) need to be made to answer for it someday. Sadly, I don’t know that they ever will.

March 28, 2019 12:02 pm

It probably went up after the 0-57 vote against the New Green Deal with all the co-sponsors voting “present”. So much for global climate policy emergency with scam science models and proprietary data manipulation. The Climate Crusades ended in defeat in the policy Holy Land.

Joel Snider
March 28, 2019 12:14 pm

When I was growing up, all I ever heard was that The Bomb was coming sooner or later.

It amazes me that modern grown-up children can be afraid of the weather.

Reply to  Joel Snider
March 28, 2019 1:21 pm

Hey , don’t you know how many Hiroshima bombs are in a hurricane ?? Why do you think that is the new unit of energy?

Joel Snider
Reply to  Greg
March 28, 2019 2:33 pm

So – how many survivors of Hiroshima were there versus a hurricane?

March 28, 2019 12:16 pm

It finishes with the one sensible statement in the whole clip: “I feel the most hopeful when I remain myself how bad humans have always been at predicting the future.”

All they need to grasp is that the alarmists are lying and the anxiety would go away.

Gary Ashe
March 28, 2019 12:21 pm

Heres a section of the psycho-babble its based on, Lew must have a paw in it somewhere.

The International Psychoanalytical Association recognizes climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century,” followed close behind by nuclear war. Everything you wanted to know about global warming but were afraid to ask is here.

Mental health clinician Susan Kassouf argues that “most humanitarian disasters and their attendant human trauma today stem in no small part from climate change” and cites Syria’s “record droughts” and “decimated wheat harvests” as important factors leading to that country’s Civil War and refugee crisis. Kassouf describes our dependence on fossil fuels as “an ego-syntonic addiction,” meaning our oil consumption is in harmony with our sense of nationhood or self-image as a nation. Despite blatant signs of environmental destruction such as the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, “we stab desperately,” she says, “looking for one still usable vein.”

We emotionally disassociate from the suffering we inflict on the environment, meaning we separate psychic cluster of feelings related to global warming and create an amnesia barrier in order to alleviate mental distress. To disassociate is to split consciousness.

In her ambitious collection of interviews America on the Couch, depth journalist Pythia Peay elaborates how, despite all the American emphasis on hearth and home, we have lost an emotional connection to our planetary home. In a section devoted to “America’s Vanishing Environment,” Bonnie Bright, founder of Depth Psychology Alliance and part of the community concerned about climate change, considers how our dissociation arises from a blind faith in the power of the free market which puts “the whole planet in a Holocaust oven.” Our psychological awareness has failed to keep up with industrial development.

Jay Snow
March 28, 2019 12:35 pm

Of course they are suffering from climate anxiety, the climate’s not running away like they need it to. You can only fiddle with the data so much.

March 28, 2019 12:35 pm

In effect the Polar Regions are the New Jerusalem for the Neo-Pagan Gaia botherers..
Why not offer them a pilgrimage and resettlement in Antarctica, where they can await the End Times and where a few “Breeding Pairs” may survive :: ))

Steve O
March 28, 2019 12:43 pm

Wait until they find out that they’ve been played as pawns — that people have created their anxiety to advance their own agenda. There’s no way their brains will be able to accept that they were suckers. Internal rationalization mechanisms won’t let their minds go there.

Peta of Newark
March 28, 2019 12:44 pm

I think its telling that they use the words ‘anxiety’ and ‘suffering’

Certainly ‘anxious’ is the wrong word – doesn’t it refer to a short term threat. You get anxious visiting the dentist or a job interview. How can you be ‘anxious’ about something, which by their very own definition, runs over 30 year averages.

So, are you ‘suffering’?
Of course you are.
Everybody is constantly suffering and equally constantly wanting to tell someone about it (loneliness) and hopefully someone will, buy you a drink, give you food, marry you, un-marry you, give you a mansion house, a fleet of Bentleys and a stable full of thoroughbreds.
Lawyers are useful for alleviating suffering.
Everything Is Never Enough – as the song goes (Goldfrapp)

And if you answer ‘no’ to the suffering question, then you must be stupid, ignorant and In DeNile and must therefore be made to suffer because you are making everybody else suffer.

See what they’re up to now?

THAT is something to be worried about, not least because of over-reaction to the imagined threat (the feeding of Drax with wood pellets by example) and, not least, because it is such a fantastic money maker for those who are already part of the elite.
BBC not least

Worried also because The Science is soooooo spectacularly wrong. and most remedies I see are making the observed changes worse.
But as someone said words to the effect of, If you’re gonna tell a l1e, tell a really REALLY big one.

Is this why:

Soil erosion innit, erosion of civilisation.
(No, its not gonna happen tomorrow so don’t be going getting All Anxious about it)

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Peta of Newark
March 28, 2019 8:55 pm

Peta of N.:
. . . runs over 30 year averages.

Do you mean climate?
30 years is the time duration for a defined term called “Normal” or “Climate Normals.”
You can look it up.

Most “climates” have existed for thousands of years.

The Köppen climate classification was developed based on the empirical relationship between climate and vegetation. This type of climate classification scheme provides an efficient way to describe climatic conditions defined by multiple variables and their seasonalities with a single metric.
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We live in a mid-latitude cold winter – dry summer type climate.
Ponderosa Pines have grown on the nearby slopes for hundreds of years. These pines are adapted to this summer-dry (fire prone) region .
It is best to think of an empirical relationship between climate and vegetation, and not use the notion of Climate Normals (30 year averages). Those averages were established (1935?) for weather reporting, not climate investigations.

Jon Salmi
March 28, 2019 12:46 pm

Near the end, Samuel Miller McDonald said, “I feel most hopeful when I remind myself how bad humans have been about predicting the future.” So, his helpful suggestion is to hope they are wrong. Shouldn’t a Psychologist like Dr. Steffi’ be concerned about reducing anxiety not reinforcing it. If these children are Britain’s future I feel sorry for the poor buggers living there.

Reply to  Jon Salmi
March 28, 2019 1:38 pm

Mr. McDo hit the nail on the head. Maybe he does not know that the models which are causing him so much anxiety have also proved pretty bad about predicting the future.

Maybe someone needs to give him the good news.

March 28, 2019 12:54 pm

Political Climate? Social Climate? Market Climate? Economic Climate? Climate Climate?

March 28, 2019 1:04 pm

This looks like a parody video which is pure irony as it’s meant to make something real. The three scruffy beard kiddies look absolutely silly when attempting to appear anxious in the close-ups. How many takes were needed to get this no acting talent result.

Mental slop for the weak minded

Chris Hanley
March 28, 2019 1:14 pm

I’m sorry I just cannot resist:

March 28, 2019 1:16 pm

Oh God, not more whiny, deluded, fraudulently-educated, affluent, hypocritical, pseudo-eco-idealists!

Save me from them. Save the world from THEM.

Al Miller
March 28, 2019 1:25 pm

LOL! If you are suffering the cure is to simply think for yourself and you will realize that CO2 does not cause catastrophic climate change and you are being lied to…

March 28, 2019 1:30 pm

A review of US opinion polling on ranking the most important issues of the day, climate change typically comes in somewhere between 2nd most important all the way down to not even mentioned at all. In most polls the number of people listing climate change per se as an issue it polls at around 4 to 8 percent.

“The environment” generally may or may not even make a listing of concerns, but of course that includes a whole lot more than just climate change. Results are all over the map.

For most people the biggest concerns are the economy, government, health care, immigration, jobs, etc.

Doesn’t appear that climate change is driving a whole lot of social anxiety amongst the general population, despite the incessant harangues from the media and entertainment world trying to make us all feel guilty and scared.

Robert W Turner
March 28, 2019 1:33 pm

Climate change anxiety, no. Suffocating bureaucracy anxiety, yes.

March 28, 2019 2:12 pm

I struggle to find much to get anxious about climate wise. The world seems to be chugging along as it ever has in the timy slice of time I get to observe it. Nobody has made a plausible case outside of a computer model that anything much is happening.

I marvel at the hysteria and drama now assigned to every weather weather event, as it becomes a portent of doom, again. People are such snowflakes these days it not surprising that they actually believe in climate armageddon given the forced feeding they get every day.

Bruce Cobb
March 28, 2019 2:58 pm

To help those with climate anxiety, it might help to sing the blues, so I made up the beginnings of a song – just two verses with the chorus, but you get the idea:


Wellll, it rained so bad the other day,
I thought it would never stop,
It rained until I thought I’d cry
But instead I just had a lolipop

Oh this climate it’s making me crazy
Oh so very crazy
It’s gotten so bad I just want to die
I’ve got those darn Climate Blues!

The fires they are a ragin’
They eat everything in sight
If they keep on going on this way
There will be nothing but death and blight

Oh this climate it’s making me crazy
Oh so very crazy
It’s gotten so bad I just want to die
I’ve got those darn Climate Blues!

John Bell
March 28, 2019 3:42 pm

They actually suffer from the guilt of using fossil fuels every day, but have repressed it. If they get in touch with their own hypocrisy then they lose the morally superior feeling they crave. Their shallow psyches must be protected by a strong sense of entitlement.

John Bell
March 28, 2019 3:46 pm

Plus, they figure that unless everyone agrees with them, then they themselves need to make no personal sacrifices (lead humble, low carbon lifestyles) because climate skeptics. Do as I say, not as i do.

Allan Murray-Jones
March 28, 2019 3:57 pm

this video is really scary. The alarmists are causing real day to day damage to vulnerable people. Why cannot they be held responsible for this rubbish?

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Allan Murray-Jones
March 28, 2019 4:20 pm

‘Vulnerable people’ aka cosseted intellectually lazy 1st World idiots.
These are vulnerable people:

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Chris Hanley
March 28, 2019 4:51 pm

I’m not referring to the individuals in the video, for all I know they could be actors.

March 28, 2019 4:13 pm

Only when they’re talking about taxes and electricity prices.

Transport by Zeppelin
March 28, 2019 4:25 pm

I’m suffering from anxiety due to the forces of neo-marxism taking over the West. Do they have a video for that?

March 28, 2019 4:53 pm

As long as people think life is a real disaster movie then this is what we’re going to be dealing with. Since the states closed their mental institutions those that at one time would have been committed walk among us. And now some of them are even being elected to congress. This despite the fact that the human condition on this planet is better than it ever has been and been improving consistently and that could not have happened without fossil fuels.

I’m not going to wring my hands and lament about how sad it all is because over time they have progressed from being amusing to a threat to my very way of life, my nation, and the potential prosperity of my offspring in the future.

Perhaps it is because I am just finishing up a read of the US Army Green Book on the Normandy campaign that describes the horrendous fight in the Bocage country? One cannot study such events and not think about how the people of Europe and now, here, are frittering away the liberties so many fought, suffered, and died for that I have reached the point where this describes my current attitude towards climate change fools and those that control them:

Reply to  rah
April 1, 2019 5:37 am

I’m almost there too. For decades we have been treated with climate doomsday prophecies on a daily basis, and now this strategy finally begins to pay off. The newest element in this strategy is the so-called “sacred activism” which serves like a wrench thrown into a machine. Children like Greta serve as the wrench. I like to imagine that those children wake up to the fact that they’re being used, but that’s improbable since they’re applauded by high-ranking politicians, teachers, their parents. It’s more plausible for those, who feel they have no future and are deeply convinced of who the culprits are, will at some point have no tolerance at all towards the perceived guilty of climate doom. And that’s why I think that it’s better to be mentally prepared to protect oneself, if necessary in the spirit which Conan suggests.

Edward A. Katz
March 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Haven’t these alarmists forgotten that the UN in 1989 claimed that if we didn’t start taking serious measures against climate change, the planet would be facing an irreparable environmental catastrophe by 2000? So here we are 30 years after that prediction, and somehow world agricultural production and the global population have managed to keep on growing. Now the most recent UN prediction for the point of no return is 2030, so that means, based on their last prognostication, we can stop worrying until 2049. Thank God because I can relax for the next three decades!

Patrick MJD
March 28, 2019 6:35 pm

Comparing a comet to CO2? This is very sad in many ways.

Mark - Helsinki
March 29, 2019 12:46 am

Eric Holthaus

This is a man, I truly believe, who hopes for mass destruction and death every time a hurricane looks like it will make landfall.

It’s a doom cult, CAGW

March 29, 2019 2:29 am

I used to suffer from climate change anxiety, feeling guilty about driving my old diesel pick-up truck just for the fun of it, e.g taking my dogs for a hike on the hills.
It was a big relief for me after investigating the problem and finding that there really is no man made climate change.

March 29, 2019 3:54 am
March 29, 2019 4:00 am

“Are you suffering from Climate Change anxiety?”

No, I’m having great laugh poking fun at all the stupidity spewed out by cAGW advocates as they come out with evermore stupid BS about ‘global warming’… er ‘Climate Change™’ …err ‘weather weirding’, or what ever they call it this week.

I always like to remind cAGW advocates (aka non-thinkers, reciters of catastrophic fantasies) that in 1666 London in the depths of the LIA had one of the hottest summers recorded (by Samuel Pepys and others). So too was it hot across Europe, with a persistent drought. Eventually London and many other European towns suffered great fires. However once the summer heat was over, the winter came back with it’s usual LIA frosty ferocity, and rivers across Europe froze.
Of course 1666 was not all bad news, on October 25 Brandenburg, Brunswick, Denmark and The Netherlands formed an anti-French Quadruple Alliance. 🙂

Ulric Lyons
March 29, 2019 6:17 am

Are you suffering from existential dread promoted by the BBC? well watch this new video and start feeling anxious about people mistreating each other out of fear and panic too.

March 29, 2019 8:24 am

Cartoonist and political philosopher Scott Adams of Dilbert fame nailed it when he said all this stuff falls under the rubric of “persuasion” and “framing.” People who watch lefty cable news or the Beeb are constantly exposed to manufactured hysteria about perfectly normal events. My own mother, who has certainly lived long enough to know better, even now believes that hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, etc. are something “unprecedented,” “abnormal” and portents of doom because The Weather Channel says so. It’s a warping of reason caused by Authority Figures repeating, over and over ad nauseum, the idea that “all right-thinking educated people” must necessarily view events through this catastrophic frame. If it’s on TV, it must be true!

I believe most of the drama is played strictly for clicks. Think about how boring the weather reports used to be; 50% chance of rain tomorrow, meh. But frame that same forecast as “potential for historical, unprecedented, terrifying devastation and DEATH!!” and you’ve got them by the brain stem. These companies exist to make a profit on advertising, and they know exactly what they’re doing. Unfortunately, the public is now addicted to the constant overstimulation, and news without breathless hysteria won’t hold their attention. Hence, endless breathless hysteria–even about “problems” wholly lacking in empirical evidence.

March 29, 2019 10:52 am

It is a crime to take advantage of the emotional disability of those three young people to promote climate alarmism. Climate Change Anxiety is a disability! An irrational emotional reaction to the constant drumbeat of global disaster being spread for political purposes, with the aid of the BBC.

Exploiting the emotional illnesses of people for advocacy purposes (not intended to help the victims) is a violation of medical ethics.

March 29, 2019 7:39 pm

No, I have files called “ future reading” which my heirs will have great fun in exposing and suing the proponents and companies spewing this alarmism around.
I have a property close to the sea and after 117 years there is no sea level rise. The UN is using pseudoscientists to manipulate and use statistal tools to corrupt data sets and scare dumb power seeking politicians.

March 29, 2019 9:10 pm

March 29, 2019 11:55 pm

Now I heard since yesterday, the EVIL propaganda machine has been fed the mega-“Droid” star wars technique.
BREXIT MUST BE HALTED this time, because of the climate emergency.
We need to stick with (polluting CAP subsidised, over production, butter and olive oil lake inducing) EU, to keep solidarity with the greens who are doing such wonderful work in Strasbourg and Brussels.

The vile propaganda machine must be SWITCHED OFF!

March 31, 2019 7:43 pm

We must prepare for the deadly colony that has already begun. More power will be needed. See Paullitely for the details on what to expect… with full references, verifiable charts and graphs…

March 31, 2019 7:44 pm

Deadly cold climate…

Johann Wundersamer
April 2, 2019 1:20 am

It is very significant that “climate protectors” use the word “pollen” as a basis for “harmful environmental pollution”.

in German the word “Blütenpollen, Blütenstaub, pollen” refers to the basis of the rearing of young bee colonies and these pollen of “bee pollen”, is pure energy – C6H12O6 as in dead sugar and alcohol: but the basis for any organic life.

When red shara dust comes across the Mediterranean sea and bee pollen from the Mediterranean coasts, it is not “climate change” but warm weather and prosperous living: and condensation nuclei that prevent humidity from accumulating to stark hail impact and heavy, lasting rains.

Johann Wundersamer
April 2, 2019 1:33 am

My fault – prevent –> bring:

It is very significant that “climate protectors” use the word “pollen” as a basis for “harmful environmental pollution”.

in German the word “Blütenpollen, Blütenstaub, pollen” refers to the basis of the rearing of young bee colonies and these pollen of “bee pollen”, is pure energy – C6H12O6 as in dead sugar and alcohol: but the basis for any organic life.

When red shara dust comes across the Mediterranean sea and bee pollen from the Mediterranean coasts, it is not “climate change” but warm weather and prosperous living: and condensation nuclei that BRINGS accumulated humidity AS stark hail impact and heavy, lasting rains:

which is a sign that the green belivers with their Pollution hysteria have managed to suppress ongoing formation of condensation nuclei like aerosols and particulate matter.

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