Is ‘Climate Anxiety’ Real? CNN Says It Is, Then Blames Trump

From The Daily Caller

12:00 PM 05/07/2019 | Energy

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

Can climate change worry hurt one’s mental health? That’s what CNN is claiming about “climate anxiety” and also linking to the election of President Donald Trump.

Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.

“With the Trump election, the change in my students, the sense of grief and fear and paralysis in the room, became palpable,” Wendy Petersen Boring, a gender studies professor at Willamette University, told CNN.

“Climate anxiety is real” and can be managed by taking part in a host of “green” fads, including going vegetarian with “meatless Mondays,” riding a bike to work and shopping with a reusable bag instead of a plastic one, CNN reported.

Whether doing any of these would work or not is up for debate, but linking climate change to mental illness is more common among mental health professionals. That’s not surprising given encouragement from the American Psychological Association (APA) and environmental activists to link climate change to people’s mental well-being.

A 69-page guide put out by the APA and environmental group ecoAmerica in 2017 urged mental health professionals to “mobilize climate change discussions” and “bring awareness to the interdependent relation of climate change and mental health.”

“They have the opportunity to help guide our communities on a path of progress through clean, healthy climate solutions,” reads the 2017 guide. (RELATED: Trump’s Waging An Uphill Battle Against The Regulatory Deep State. Here’s Who Is Winning)

Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC14FC25D410  Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC14FC25D410 Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

While not used in the guide, the term “climate anxiety” has been used in the media to describe the supposed psychological toll of worrying about global warming. News stories on “climate anxiety” — also called “climate grief” — detail college students crying about dying coral reefs or people holding “climate change depression” sessions.

More notably, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “young people” are questioning whether or not to have kids because of global warming

On one hand, young people today are bombarded with alarming headlines warning of an unlivable planet because of global warming. For example, reporters for months repeated the debunked warning of only “12 years left” to save the planet.

The United Nations made waves Monday in warning of an imminent ecological crisis and the accelerating collapse of the natural world — the same warnings the international body made in the 1980s.

Climate change activists lock themselves at the gate of the Houses of Parliament during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville.

Climate change activists lock themselves at the gate of the Houses of Parliament during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville.

CNN claimed higher temperatures “have led to more suicides and increased psychiatric hospitalization and have hurt our sleep.”

The APA wants psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to become climate activists. It’s a similar strategy taken by the Obama administration in 2015 when it asked medical doctors to “raise awareness” about global warming.

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117 thoughts on “Is ‘Climate Anxiety’ Real? CNN Says It Is, Then Blames Trump

  1. Maybe what these paranoid individuals should do is take some basic science classes so they can see through the bull. Alarmists I talk to for the most part have no background to understand what they are just parroting back.

    • I don’t think they’re paranoid, I think they’re neurotic. They generally show signs of anxiety and depression, and rather than look inward and try to cope with it they need a boogeyman to eliminate the notion that they are deeply flawed individuals. Much of this is brought on through social media, where many neurotic individuals can find each other.

      Some education in physical sciences would help eliminate climate change as the boogeyman, but trust me on this, they would just find something else to blame as the cause of their neurotic predisposition.

      • Whether doing any of these would work or not is up for debate, but linking climate change to mental illness is more common among mental health professionals. That’s not surprising given encouragement from the American Psychological Association (APA) and environmental activists to link climate change to people’s mental well-being

        I believe they missed a specific word in the embolded statement…should read
        Whether doing any of these would work or not is up for debate, but linking climate change fear to mental illness is more common among mental health professionals.
        It is a new Phobia and should be treated as such.
        It is irrational to fear a mildly warming climate with increased growing season lengths and vastly increased crop yields…like having a parlizing fear of breathing or darkness.

        A “Paralizing Fear” of anything is an irrational fear as in Phobia

        • Does anyone know of any group representing psychologists and/or psychiatrists that hasn’t succumbed to climate alarmism? Or any individual practitioners who have the guts to stand up to this extraordinary delusion?
          American Psychological Association, Australian Psychological Society, Climate Psychology Alliance (apparently UK based); all are fully on board, busy treating the victims of this poison with more of the same poison.
          I have done a couple of interventions. Called in by clients of my construction-related consultancy to help with kids who are suffering from this alarmist abuse. Successfully so far.
          I have credentials in tertiary teaching and mentoring in my professional field. I know a couple of medics who have credentials in psychology and are quietly supportive when no one else is listening, but would be risking censure and career damage if they went any further.
          We all know proverbs like “the shoemaker’s children go barefoot” and “the builder’s house is never finished”. This is “Psychologists and psychiatrists treat their own problems in other people.”

          • @Robertvd. Yes, that might be a pebble in the pool. I have been corresponding with one psych who has picked up on Jordan Peterson’s views, and is at least trying to steer his colleagues in a more reasonable direction. Time will tell if it has any effect.
            It might have the same result that I recall in journal New Society, published in the UK 1962 – 88. A probation officer who admitted to trying to get a customer to undertake “new sins for old”, such as, why not just go in for simple break and enter, and give up the robbery with violence? The writer got the sack, either from the journal or his employers. Not sure which, could have been both.

          • A probation officer who admitted to trying to get a customer to undertake

            I love the idea of a prison inmate or a parolee being “a customer”, like he has some choice in the matter. In the early 80s I had a girlfriend who worked in the local loony bin, they had new rules which , to destigmatise the mental patients they were caring for ( many also incarcerated ), they had to refer to them as “clients” rather than patients.

            Predictably instead of calling someone “mental” to insult them, we just started saying “oh, don’t be a client !!”

        • It is a new Phobia and should be treated as such.

          No, phobia is an irrational fear and climate anxiety is not irrational, they have been misinformed, manipulated and indoctrinated. Their whole conscious world is saturated with climate BS. They have logical , rational, though misinformed reasons to be fearful and anxious.

          That you do not agree with them about climate science does not make them paranoid. Dismissing others who don’t agree as being mentally ill is a pathetic and despicable tactic. It is exactly like saying climate skeptics are “in denial” and psychologically unable to accept the “truth” about climate.

          A “Paralizing Fear” of anything is an irrational fear as in Phobia

          If two gunmen break into a woman’s home and say they are going to rape her, she may be paralised with fear. That would not be irrational. BTW neither “paralizing fear” nor phobia are proper nouns and should not be capitalised.

        • Kim Kardashian’s ass on Instagram has more viewers than CNN in primetime. Really. Post-Mueller, only “resistance” die-hards believe CNN has credibility.

      • The same kind of people you cite, looking for a negative world to validate their depression, have FB and others load up their “news feeds” with every heinous animal cruelty story (real or fabricated) the world over. They want an excuse to think everyone’s horrible and everything’s dreadful. Did you ever notice we don’t use the phrase, “well-adjusted” anymore? Well-adjusted people live in the world as it is, and don’t become neurotic because it isn’t perfect. Likewise, they don’t comb the earth for stories that will validate their bummer. I might add, this is mostly a “first-world problem.” People working hard for a living don’t have time for this!

    • Not sure it would help, as the ‘scientists’ reinforcing the political rhetoric they parrot don’t understand basic science either. How else can they claim that the Earth knows the difference between the next Joule of forcing and all the others so the next one can be about 3 times more powerful at warming the surface (4.4 W/m^2 per W/m^2 vs. 1.6 W?m^2 of surface emissions per W/m^2 of forcing)? How else could they have so obviously misapplied feedback analysis by ignoring its only 2 preconditions (strict linearity and an implicit power supply)? How else could they deprecate the scientific method in favor of a political narrative arising from a conflict of interest at the IPCC (the IPCC is chartered to support the UNFCCC, scientific truth be damned)? How else can they make ‘scientific’ claims that even a 6’th grader can tell are impossible (the world will end in 12 years)?

      Is Trump having an effect? Clearly he is, and we can only hope that he succeeds.

  2. You can’t blame this on the optimistic Trump. The blame falls on the “Chicken Licken the sky is falling” folks in the UN, universities, media, etc., who tell us the end is coming. The alarmists are scaring kids from the time they start watching TV into college and beyond. It’s no wonder many people have mental problems related to “climate change.”

    • And CNN does not see any complicity on its part?
      Who do they believe is broadcasting the hysteria and panicking the general public?

    • I like the line about Trump’s ‘lack of political will’.

      Anybody ever seen anyone will more political will than Trump? Well, at least with an ‘R’ next to party-affiliation?

      Yet one more of innumerable examples of progressives forcing reality through their acceptable viewpoints.

      See, the ‘will’ is telling these tantrum-throwing children ‘no’.
      And long-overdue.

      • Just like what CNN did all day recently with the “breaking” story from the NYT about Trump losing $1B early in his career. A fact which is not only well-known but one which Trump openly admits — even turned it into the subject of a book. So, (1) the guy who turned the economy around is a financial moron and/or (2) he didn’t pay taxes on money he didn’t have. Amazing! If Trump cured cancer, CNN would find something wrong with that and heap the blame on him.

    • I don’t blame this “climate anxiety” on Trump … I blame it on KTVU’s weather maps. Every morning, my local leftist SF Bay Area Fox News Station televises temperatures on color-coded maps which … I kid you not … renders 80deg.F. Temps in RED!! 90’s in BRIGHT RED!! And 100’s in some sort of apocalyptic PURPLE RED!!! As IF 80deg.F is a “fearful RED” temp.

      This is just ONE example of the subliminal (and blatant) climate-hysteria-FEAR being drummed into the heads and vision of every citizen. The Brainwashing extends into every avenue of our lives as BIG Climate Change proselytizes the public.

  3. There is no doubt that most of the members of the Greenblob and those young people that have succumbed to their propaganda suffer from mental (health) problems.

  4. What a pathetic group of people falling so easily for climate is “dooming us” propaganda, I was on my front porch this morning looking at the sky, savoring the cool air, not feeling a bit threatened by it, this after 30 years of slight warming.

    • Agree, Sunsettommy!
      I suggest the neurotic ‘climate change’ afflicted should join us out on the deck and listen to Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World! with a cool drink at hand. It’s good for the soul!
      https://youtu.be/A3yCcXgbKrE

  5. So sad. I remember when I was young my parents wanted to be happy. Now everyone seems to want these kids to be psychotic. So sad.

  6. What a load of nonsense, making up fictitious problems to get more people to believe their propaganda.

  7. Good.

    Getting the diagnosis is halfway to getting the cure. I prescribe subscriptions to gwpf, humanprogress.org and wuwt.

    And abrupt withdrawal from CNN.

  8. But of course all these ER kiddies use fossil fuels every day, are they even aware of it? Like fish unaware of the water around them, they are so in denial, the HYPOCRITES!

    • You can not claim some one is in denial at the same time as calling them hypocritical. It is self contradictory.

  9. Can hurt mental health make one worry about climate change? Fixed it for them.

    Nothing says global warming like running your heater in the second week of May.

  10. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-coldest-6-14999288

    “178 year record low temperatures in the UK”

    The recent “Extreme Extinction” protests by the glued and unglued have apparently borne fruit!
    The most effective means of lowering temperatures appears to have been achieved by members of the public simply gluing their anterior private parts to the pavement.
    On the other hand one must assume the reverse to be true. ie that the irresponsible ad hoc adhesion of posterior parts to roadways is partially to blame for moderate global warming (AD2019).
    My suggestion is that persons resident in the lower latitudes (0 to +/-20), in order to achieve cooling, should assume a face down position and bond themselves to the roadway.
    Persons resident in higher latitudes (21 to +/- 90), in order to achieve moderate warming, should stick their asses to the ground thereby effectively controlling methane emissions.
    On average we should all then be well on the road to temperature nirvana!

  11. “Alfred E. Neuman” needs to make a comeback.

    See what happens when you scare the crap out of generations.

    • Thats interesting, having grown up in the ‘Shadow of the Bomb’ I’m wondering if scaring generations is not the norm ? If so, then we must be making progress as today’s scare is so obviously a Turnip Ghost 🙂

  12. This meme will follow the same route as the EMF sensitivity BS. It won’t be long before people will apply for disability benefits because they have been made ill by fear of climate change.
    There should evolve a market for similar placebo devices to protect against climate change.
    You heard it here first…

    • A tinfoil hat will reflect heat. — Buy one now before your hair catches afire!

    • Send ’em to the Arctic Circle and let them form a settlement there; y’all want COLD, you can have it! Heck, at the 3mm. rate of sea-level rise, my property should be “waterfront” in a hundred million years or so . . .

  13. Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.

    Of course, President Trump doesn’t ‘lack political will’ in this case. Seems to me he is VERY willful on the subject. It’s just that the commentator doesn’t like what his political will is aimed at.

    And don’t you think a normal person, after bringing a young girl to tears, would be ashamed of having caused such anxiety and grief. But, nope, it’s gotta be someone else’s fault she is crying. That is pathetic.

  14. Die Ins are back.
    Once again “trendy” liberals bring back the tactics of their grandparents.

  15. Since today most so-called “psychologists” or “psychiatrists” are like the “elites”, with no human empathy left, diagnose some “spectrum” disorder, and reach for their psychotropic drugs, all very medical of course.

    How many of these “extinction” kids are actually damaged by these drugs? Not even mentioning all the well known stuff, these are supposed to be medically prescribed by serious doctors – who don’t even know what they do.

    • Willis covered some of this in a post about guns giving examples of those that had been filled up with “medication” and then committed serious crimes.

      Here are some of them.

      • Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

      • Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

      • Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

      The whole post is here.
      https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/guns-and-home-invasion/

      James Bull

  16. Climate change isn’t doing anything to anyone’s mental health. Lib raising kids to be self-centered, entitled little snowflakes is screwing up their mental health.

  17. tsk tsk – you climate deniers make me lol out loud.

    President Trump lacks political will, who can deny it ? Obama showed true grit when he went along with the Paris popularity contest and don’t forget who stopped the seas rising.

    As far as climate anxiety is concerned, are you blind??? I was in London recently and witnessed the hopelessness and despair of the extinction rebellion protesters. In fact one of the ladies glued her breasts to my hands and it took me 23 hours to free myself

  18. I agree CNN is not a news channel.

    CNN has become a propaganda channel that pushes, no questions allowed, all emotion, group think.

    Good people agree with the propaganda, bad people criticize the propaganda.

    25 years ago, the news channels helped our country resolve problems and prioritize problems.

    In depth discussion of red line policies is not allowed on CNN or any of the fake news channels as most of the red line (to disagree is to be a denier) propaganda policies cannot be defend for common sense reasons.

    Illegal immigration is not good for anyone. The legal system is being used to attack the president for political reasons, not to for law and order. Judges are making policy that is the responsibility of congress. The Chinese are cheating to win the economic games. The Democrats are tearing the country apart with chaos policies and with an unending attack on Trump.

    There are dozens of independent observations and analysis results that disproved CAGW.

    CAGW has been and is a waste of political energy and the solution to the fake problem green scams are a waste of money.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/05/12/22-very-inconvenient-climate-truths/

  19. While not used in the guide, the term “climate anxiety” has been used in the media to describe the supposed psychological toll of worrying about global warming.

    CNN and others are just too stupid to look in the mirror. Or too venal.

    • Makes you wonder where all the other worries went.

      * Growing up
      * How to buy a car
      * How to get a date
      * How to pay for college
      * How to pass college
      * How to get a job
      * How to buy a house
      * How to pay for a kid

      I don’t suppose any of these contribute to worry or mental health problems!

    • CNN is too ideologically committed to a false truth confirmed by their political posturing to accept a real truth that would make them look stupid or venal. Classic denial …

  20. To use their method of taking statements totally out of context, I quote from paragraph 5 above “…mental illness is more common among mental health professionals.”. It reminds me of a statement made back in the early ’60s by the head of the department of psychology at my university: “All psychology majors are either alcoholics, schizophrenics or sex maniacs, or more than one of the above.”

  21. Obama gets elected. He’s awarded a Nobel Peace prize for promises before his election.

    Trump gets elected. Sea levels stop healing immediately, and TDS causes widespread anxiety in America snd Europe.

    Not all colors are equal. Brown half Kenyan is million times better than orange half Hebridan. We note this and remember that Whiteness is a crime and Trump is white, so no questions should be asked.

    • It is sad.

      The ideal, what our country was based on, is we all Americans.

      We work together and will support our president regardless of his or her racial features or party.

      The point is racial features do not matter as we are all on the same side. Black lives matters. All American lives matter.

      Now it is vote for me because I am a woman, I am a minority woman, I am gay, I mindless will support your red line issues.

    • We note this and remember that Whiteness is a crime and Trump is white, so no questions should be asked.

      I thought Trump was supposed to be Orange? Orange Man bad and all that. Wish the left would make up their minds, if he is white or orange. Will they please pick one and stick to it.

  22. A lot of ‘look what you made me do’ coming from the left.

    See – they’re not responsible for going on three years of atrocious behavior – Trump (and of course every body who’s NOT them) made them mad… which, because of their self-declared moral-high-ground, justifies anything they do.

  23. “… linking climate change to mental illness is more common among mental health professionals.”

    The claim provides another drum to beat regarding the evils of ‘climate change.’ However, something that is overlooked is that this may be yet another spurious correlation and there may be something else at play:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_sink

    • Like highlighting their own mental illness? Or the evils inherent in their own world view?

  24. ..”a host of ‘green’ fads, including going vegetarian with ‘meatless Mondays,’ riding a bike to work and shopping with a reusable bag instead of a plastic one, CNN reported.”

    There’s never any mention of how the climate will be affected, how much “climate change” will be averted and by when if those “recommendations” are followed.

  25. Oh those whacky fun filled folks over at CNN! What won’t they think up next? Climate anxiety! (Is climate anxiety a deadly disease like cancer or like having a stroke or like polio? Maybe we should start the climate anxiety March of Dimes to help find a cure for this deadly killer?) Keep that humor coming!

  26. Wendy Petersen Boring, a gender studies professor

    I always visit a gender studies professor when I want to know something about Earth science.

      • Ironically she omits borehole C14, CO2, temp and other data from her curriculum; they defeat her narrative.

  27. When you step back from this meme,That of Calamitous Climate, you can only laugh an point.
    Or point and laugh as Chicken Little has always been amongst us.
    Imagine a person presented with a seashore for the first time, they might ,briefly, believe that the tide will rise continuously drowning us all.

    Guaranteed Gullibility ?
    Is that what our “public” education systems are designed to produce?
    I suspect the screamers know it is over, as all I am seeing are second string dimwits and the extremely gulled.The Cult members.
    Where are the “experts”?

    I too laughed at;”Trump’s “lack of political will” is …”
    I guess you have to be truly special to call the Presidents mocking of this scam, alack of will.

    This President has driven a stake through the heart of this scam, for if the USA does not damage its economy with useless regulation and self abuse over the weather, then none who trade with her can afford the luxury of such idiocy.

    Affordable,reliable electricity is the tool which has freed so many from physical slavery.
    What we call civilization is impossible without this energy.

    What was that hauntingly beautiful song?
    Days of wine and roses?
    Something about too little too late,if you are pushing a weather dependent scam,you must pull it off before the weather changes.

    • Gender studies – how is that a thing? Is it a degree and how long could the study of male and female actually take.

      • Any course title ending in “…… Studies” is unlike any other college offering. They are 90% political indoctrination into Post Modern – neoMarxist Relativism. (a totally inconsistent incoherent philosophical mess if you care to delve into the details)

        These “…. Studies” courses are mostly Tribe Building exercises (learn tribal rules and tribal behaviors and tribal defenses, etc.)…resulting in quite a few more Democrat voters…and hordes of poorly educated lifelong bitter unpleasant antisocial individuals full of resentment and hate who are deeply in debt from school loans but have no skills to help them make the payments.

        It’s a lucrative political indoctrination industry financed entirely by its victims (the students) and its enemies (us – productive taxpayers).

      • Bananabender56
        You asked, “… how long could the study of male and female actually take.” About a minute, if you are a Minute Man. 🙂

  28. I have ‘”civilization anxiety ” the destruction of any hope of a warm, happy, society at the hands of the Greens/Watermelons..

  29. Tell these halfwits at CNN to get themselves bucket of water and a heat gun. Fire the heat gun directly at the surface of the water and check how much heats absorbed.

    • Better still, have them hold an ice cube near a cup of luke-warm coffee, while leaving them to trust that the ice cube will heat up the coffee to their preferred drinkable temperature. Be very sincere in your assurance about the correct physics involved.

      • I exhale about 40.000 ppm CO2, so why does my coffee not get warmer when i blow on it?

  30. Have those kids give up their fossil fuel usage for a week and see if they change their minds.

  31. It is snowing here in Denver, so we could use some warm.
    This is the exact outcome the liberals want. Create a crisis that isn’t real, make people worry about it, and then get the people to demand more government control to handle the crisis. This worked so well for DDT and so many other issues. Next is Round-Up, a proven non-toxic herbicide that has helped increase crop yields is now under attack by environmentalists and lawyers who’s goal is to ban a useful product and collect billions from a profitable company for themselves and not distribute any of it to the poor. Exactly the same as carbon taxes and any other government mandated green initiative. Just look at Ethanol. Mandated, subsidized, and protected by import tariffs and still not profitable after over 10 years of RINs and LCFS support.

    • Edward G Boring wrote a history of psychology – assigned in my grad school education. I managed to graduate, despite having given up half way through the first chapter. Wonder if this bird is related to the bane of all psych students.

  32. Has anyone thought to open up camps/resorts for the greens where they could go and ‘enjoy’ a completely fossil fuwl free lifestyle for a couple of weeks. I wonder how many of them could survive that long?

  33. The arrow of causality is most definitely as:

    Mental Illness –> Climate anxiety.

  34. What saddens me is the total lack of logic (i.e., common sense) displayed by the morons at CNN, to wit: “CNN claimed higher temperatures “have led to more suicides and increased psychiatric hospitalization and have hurt our sleep.”

    Give me a break. Right off the bat, where in the US are people experiencing sustained, warmer than usual temperatures? For climate change to have an effect, there must be a climate change.

    But more significantly, where do a great many people go when on vacation? Florida, Caribbean, or for those in Europe, Spain. South of France, etc. Why? It’s warm, even hot. That’s exactly what people desire. The young especially would love to live on a warm, sunny beach (and there is no shortage of beach bums. Ever see a similar group lying around in the snow and ice?). The actions of humans show that the majority are happier in a warm world (eg., summer), than cold (winter).

    What is the only psychological problem linked to climate? Seasonal Affective Disorder, causing depression the winter months due to lack of sunlight.

    Warmth and sunlight improves mental health. Cold and dark, diminishes it. Only a mentally stunted person would claim otherwise.

  35. There are one of 4 possible treatments for this malady.

    1. The MSM and others promoting the fake climate crisis to scare people will have to start telling the truth about the climate optimum we are experiencing………the best weather/climate and especially beneficially increasing CO2 levels for life in the last 1,000 years (the last time that it was this warm but still not as warm yet as the Holocene Climate Optimum just over 5,000 years ago).

    2. Trump is going to have to join those in group #1, that use climate model simulations of the atmosphere, programmed on a computer using a speculative(not verifying theory) and tell us that he is on board with the absurd agenda in the Climate Accord and pretend that it could actually have an effect of the climate and he is going to help save the planet.

    3. Get professional help to assist in dealing with their inability to manage perceived crisis’s in their lives.

    4. Do some independent, critical and objective thinking that includes observations of the planet massively greening up as the biosphere booms and life enjoys this current climate optimum. With special attention to how recent empirical data/observations are falling far short of confirming previous predictions of a crisis.

    #1 and #2 will NEVER happen.
    #3 is expensive but you can apply it in other realms of your life.
    #4 is inexpensive, enlightens/educates you and completely eliminates any reasoning based on misinformation to mislead you that resulted in worrying about the fake climate crisis.

    • 5. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

      6. Just get over it.

  36. “Climate anxiety” is real – among uneducated humans. So are panic attacks among sheep and other herd animals of low intelligence and low understanding.

    For the sheep and other animals, you can try to protect them and not scare them. For the humans, education is the answer. But once they have been indoctrinated into accepting the climate scam it’s hard to undo the disinformation and lies.

    We need to be teaching people to be more self-reliant and self-educating, and not so accepting of pronouncements by so-called “experts” in any field. Instead we now have several generations of compliant and non-skeptical semi-educated humans mostly incapable of critical thinking and common sense.

    • NCL…You are expressing a basic philosophical difference that separates you from the left. When you say: “We need to be teaching people to be more self-reliant and self-educating…”, you are calling forth the idea of the sanctity of the human individual. This notion of self-awareness and self-determination springs directly from a Judeo/Christian recognition of the spark of divinity in every human-being, and is the basis of Western philosophy and Western law.

      The socialists and post-modernists have rejected the idea of the sanctity of the individual. They have rejected reason, but have reasoned that the good of the group is paramount over the rights of the individual. (When you reject reason, contradictions are perfectly acceptable.) The group inevitably becomes the ‘state’; the mother of all groups!

      When the philosophers killed God, they also killed the divinity of the person, undermining the fundamental tenets of Western law and the rights of the individual. The battle is increasingly between group rights and individual rights. Mothers against an unborn child. Gays against a baker of cakes.
      Climate/environmental activists against the user of fossil fuels. The ‘have nots’ against the wealthy person. Notice that the battle is always presented as a ‘group’ on one side and an individual on the other. The topic is almost irrelevant. It is a war between groups and individuals. The old laws recognizing and protecting the individual are being attacked at every turn.

      What is now unfolding in the Western world is the direct result of philosophical deicide. Once God was killed, the moral code associated with God was doomed, and the rights of the individual are undermined.

    • Hmmm… yes and no.

      First we probably need to step away from the concept that Educated = Intelligent. Education does not increase your intelligence. It increases your knowledge base. You still need to be intelligent to work out how to apply that knowledge.

      The extension is that being uneducated means you are stupid. I, for example, cannot read Korean. That does not mean I drool when I walk… well… most of the time… It means I cannot read Korean. If I was to take training in Korean I am likely to reach a stage that I can read this language, but that will have zero affect on my walk/drool habits, apart from maybe letting me know what ‘Please Do Not Drool On The Carpets’ is in a second language.

      People who are uneducated are probably the least likely to panic about Climate Change(tm). If you grew up under a rock then your comprehension of the world is likely to be sun goes up, sun goes down, the days get slowly warmer, peak, get slowly colder and then repeat. You would have no fear of Climate Change(tm) because you would have only self observations and no one cutting your tree rings in half to explain the consensus.

      (also, as a brief aside, I feel you are being a little unfair on the sheep. Flight/Fight is a survival instinct that nearly all animals have. Flinching away from the unexpected is natural. Find the smartest person you know and toss something (soft) at their face when they are not expecting it and they will flinch. Same as sheep. The difference here is unlike sheep we can then process what has been thrown in our face, why it has been thrown in our face and then make decisions based on this. Sheep in these situations rarely think past the ‘DANGER/safe’ aspects.)

      The people who do fear CC are the ones ‘educated’ with what they need to know, but who lack either the intelligence, motivation or will to question what they are being told.

      In fact I would go as far as to say that many people who do fear CC do so because they WANT to fear CC. Exactly why they do this is a deeper subject.

  37. Climate anxiety is very real, and completely manufactured by ‘Big Brother’. CNN is one of the many mouth-pieces of Big Brother. Donald Trump plays the role of Emmanuel Goldstein in the climate narrative. He is the enemy that unifies the ignorant masses in their hatred. At least, that is the goal of ‘Big Brother’ via CNN.

    While the names have been changed to protect the guilty, our reality parallels the events that would be necessary to lead to George Orwell’s prophetic novel. Group think and doublespeak are growing in the world; openly employed by CNN in particular and the radical left in general.

    But it isn’t going so smoothly. Mr. Goldstein’s, I mean, Mr. Trump’s approval ratings continue to edge higher and higher. And the only place you can find anything like the movie scene below are on college classrooms, network newsrooms and recently on the streets of London.

    Big Brother, however, is persistent. Big Brother knows that winning the war is not about winning every battle…only the last battles.

    • Not to mention, thanks to things like Twitter, the inability to think in clear complex thoughts that would require far more than 150 characters to express or convey in a rational manner.

  38. Total B.S.

    The ‘anxiety’ over climate change is fuelled by the fact that we have evolved to instinctively perceive that the present is worse than the past and that the future will be worse than the present. 

    This is because it was vital to the survival of our early hunter gatherer ancestors that they did not dwell on past disasters but forced them to the back of their minds to concentrate on immediate threats. Thus, we have evolved to rapidly forget the bad experiences of our past, or as the Romans put it ‘the past is well remembered’. At the same time, those early ancestors who saw the future as full of threat tended to survive, whilst those who simply basked in the African sun didn’t.

    We are therefore emotionally preconditioned to accept and magnify prophecies of future calamities and to believe that many current events are unprecedented harbingers of the future because we have inadequate recall of similar events in the past. Worse still, the experts that make these prophecies are also preconditioned in the same way, but then add an even greater degree of alarm to justify their status as experts. One only has to look at the failed predictions of the members of the Club of Rome over the last fifty years to see this in practice. 

    Whilst there can be no doubt that an increase in ‘greenhouse’ gases in the atmosphere will potentially cause it to warm, the degree of alarm over this is as much a function of who we are, as of science. As far as the prophesied mass extinctions, the natural world is not static and adapts surprisingly rapidly to cope with changes in the environment. For example, recent research has found that corals are rapidly adapting to higher sea temperatures by natural selection. Polar bears are also coping quite nicely, despite the reduction of artic summer sea ice and the dire warnings of the majority of experts in the field.

    As for homo sapiens, we evolved in Africa and thrive in warm climates, but we have used our unique brainpower and resultant ingenuity to successfully settle in climates ranging from the freezing Arctic to the tropics, without the aid of modern technology. This ingenuity has also enabled us to settle in locations that are marginal for food production, resulting in civilisations or large populations being wiped out throughout our history due to climate change. There will certainly be some casualties in our warming world but our adaptability coupled with modern technology will minimise them and civilisation certainly won’t be wiped out. Deaths per year caused by natural disasters have been reduced by 98% in the past century through our ingenuity, and at roughly 10,000 pale into insignificance in comparison with ca.1.5 million killed annually on the world’s roads.

    I’m in my eighties and will go to my grave absolutely confident that my Grandchildren and their Grandchildren will thrive and enjoy a diverse natural environment. If they don’t, it won’t be because of global warming/climate change.

  39. CNN, the MSM in general, climate pseudo-scientists, green activists, demos, UN, WMO, etc. are nothing else than pathetic pyromaniac firefighters who indoctrinate all the useful idiots they can catch.

  40. When I bring up climate in conversation the nearly universal response is…more or less a belief that something is being done already (solar – wind – etc.)…I’ve encountered not a single soul who lives like climate is or will be a devastating problem. (Similar to the national debt.) Not many folks ever think about it.

    Of course, we’ve had no noteworthy weather events, aside from a few localized floods, in decades around here. Farmers are doing great (even with NAFTA). It was colder around here in the ’70s…no complaints about leaving that behind.

    Maybe kids somewhere are being coaxed into climate anxiety, but in these parts they are all pretty busy with school, sports, and other activities.

  41. Is climate anxiety real? What a silly question! Of course climatophobia is real. If it wasn’t, would it have its’ own name? In a similar vein, Spacealienophobia is also real, for the same reason. There are indeed so many things to be afraid of nowadays. Phasmophobia, the fear of ghosts is also very real. You’d be silly not to fear them, and just go waltzing into a haunted house willy-nilly and all devil-may-care-like. The ghosts are particularly keen on spooking those who aren’t afraid, indeed it becomes great sport for them to see who can make the unafraid person run screaming in fear. They have a good laugh with that.

    • I have a fear.

      It involves being at an international cricket match, having the batsman belt the covers off the ball and having it come straight down my throat.

      Then, with international cameras framing me in extreme zoom, I not only grass the catch, but then, owing to a sporting injury to my right shoulder, completely farce up the return throw. My shame will then be spread internationally leading me to be branded as that Australian fan who can’t catch and can’t throw.

      I kid you not on this. It is honestly a fear for me.

      On the other hand I have never cried for two hours after learning about Climate Change, so I am still winning 😀

  42. I know some people who seem to be affected with it; however, they seem to have pre-existing anxiety problems already. If you are already an anxious person, your mind seizes on whatever excuse there is to be anxious.

  43. CNN says its real and continues to gaslight a generation.

    Put away the trowel you need a shovel to handle their hypocrisy and BS

  44. I think is both amusing and pathetic that CNN continually posts climate scare stories on its website and then posts a story about people’s climate scare anxieties as though it had absolutely nothing to do with it.

    Being an outlet for the climate scare and ignoring the serious scientific uncertainties and problems with the CAGW hypothesis is just one of the ways in which CNN demonstrates that it has (to one degree or another) abandoned sound journalistic principles. By choosing ideological indoctrination and fear mongering over balanced news reporting (as much of the MSM has today), CNN should have little reason to wonder why its ratings are poor according to articles I’ve read on the subject. But I suppose that as long as they are still profitable, they can live with it.

    Watching CNN and their MSM pals trying to explain themselves someday if and when the CAGW scare blows over and/or becomes discredited should be an interesting show. I don’t know if I will be around for that or if it will ever happen. The media doesn’t seem to fancy being accountable to the American people when it becomes obvious they didn’t exactly get something right. But I guess If you view yourself as infallible, you have pretty much exempted yourself from being accountable for anything.

  45. Orange Man Bad. Of course President Trump is to blame.

    Come to think of it, that ginormous list of all things bad caused by ‘Climate Change’ has slipped to second place since President Trump was elected.

    /obvious explanation that’s totally apparent to the 4-dozen remaining CNN viewers

  46. I feel there is a fair bit of cart/horse spacial relationship failure is happening here.

    The claim being made is that fear of Climate Change(tm) is leading to mental distress.

    The claim that should be investigated however is do already mentally distressed people naturally embrace Climate Change(tm)?

    Let’s face it, who among us believes that whipping the shirt off, lathering a fair amount of super glue across the exposed skin and then laying chest down in the middle of the road is remotely rational?

  47. I’ve heard they are working on a vaccine for climate change denial. Once that’s made mandatory, we’ll all be greenies…

  48. “Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.”
    ___________________________________________________

    in 12 years the 16-year-old urgent world climate extinction female fighter will be 28 years old. she will be exhausted, determined. Sometimes she will be bitter, sometimes in a happy fighting mood, firmingly determined.

    she will not have learned that much: not that that counts for her, with a life expectancy ~ 100 years.

    planet earth incl. it’s climate will be older by 12 years. not so concerning:

    it’s climate will be older by 12 years, after 12 billion years. With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    and planet earth including it’s climate will have had good times and bad times: not so impressed.

    With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

  49. “Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.”
    ___________________________________________________

    in 12 years the 16-year-old urgent world climate extinction female fighter will be 28 years old. she will be exhausted, determined. Sometimes she will be bitter, sometimes in a happy fighting mood, firmingly determined.

    she will not have learned that much: not that that counts for her, with a life expectancy ~ 100 years.

    ~ 4.8 billion old planet earth incl. it’s climate will be older by 12 years. not so concerning:

    it’s climate will be older by 12 years, after 12 years. With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    and planet earth including it’s climate will have had good times and bad times: not so impressed.

    With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    ___________________________________________________

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  50. “Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.”
    ___________________________________________________

    in 12 years the 16-year-old urgent world climate extinction female fighter will be 28 years old. she will be exhausted, determined. Sometimes she will be bitter, sometimes in a happy fighting mood, firmingly determined.

    she will not have learned that much: not that that counts for her, with a life expectancy ~ 100 years.

    ~ 4.8 billion old planet earth incl. it’s climate will be older by 12 years. not so concerning:

    it’s climate will be older by 12 years, after 12 years. With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    and planet earth including it’s climate will have had good times and bad times: not so impressed.

    With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    ___________________________________________________

    “Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC14FC25D410 Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir”.

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    no chance to argue with more / less orthodox more / less aggressive green belivers :

    Instinctively they recognize “their” “climate deniers”;

    Intuitively they know to prevent rational argumentation to exhausting, to demanding, they would have to think and know what to think and remember heard arguments and their own answers.

    Better to call them deniers flat earthers hanging on conspiracy theories;

    Better to stay intimidated, stupid, truly untouched better belivers – academic to terroristic moral high bedded standing /

    contrary, I know.

  51. “Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported Tuesday, citing experts. One professor claimed a student spent two hours crying after learning about global warming.”
    ___________________________________________________

    in 12 years the 16-year-old urgent world climate extinction female fighter will be 28 years old. she will be exhausted, determined. Sometimes she will be bitter, sometimes in a happy fighting mood, firmingly determined.

    she will not have learned that much: not that that counts for her, with a life expectancy ~ 100 years.

    ~ 4.8 billion old planet earth incl. it’s climate will be older by 12 years. not so concerning:

    it’s climate will be older by 12 years, after 12 years. With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    and planet earth including it’s climate will have had good times and bad times: not so impressed.

    With a life expectancy of 8 to 12 billion years.

    ___________________________________________________

    “Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC14FC25D410 Climate activists of the Extinction Rebellion group lay down and chant slogans demanding more actions from EU governments during the annual Open Day at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir”.

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    no chance to argue with more / less orthodox more / less aggressive green belivers :

    Instinctively they recognize “their” “climate deniers”;

    Intuitively they know to prevent rational argumentation to exhausting, to demanding, they would have to think and know what to think and remember heard arguments and their own answers.

    Better to call them deniers flat earthers hanging on conspiracy theories;

    Better to stay intimidated, stupid, truly untouched better belivers – academic to terroristic moral high bedded standing /

    Contradictory, I know.

    • Bad enough you constantly post your useless and annoying google search links (despite being told, my multiple people, to knock it off), but do you have to spam the thread by posting them multiple times in a row?

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