Psychologists Vow to Promote Climate Change “Corrective Behaviors”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Psychologists meeting at the International Summit on Psychology and Global Health event in Lisbon have decided to do everything possible to promote behaviours which help address the climate crisis.

Proclamation

“We, representatives of national and international psychological organizations in attendance at the Lisbon Inaugural International Summit on Psychology’s Contributions to Global Health, are committed to ongoing collaboration in the application of psychological science to jointly advance progress on critical global issues, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our commitment of professional, scientific, educational, cultural, and applied resources will be directed to advancing those issues and Goals for which psychology offers the greatest contribution.

Our initial efforts will be focused on Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Our mutual work on applications of psychological science to climate change will also provide a framework and model for future collaboration focused on proposals to address critical global issues”.

DRAFT RESOLUTION

“WHEREAS there is overwhelming agreement among climate scientists that climate crisis poses a serious global threat, is occurring faster than previously anticipated, and is caused in part by human behavior;

WHEREAS the resistance of some individuals worldwide to accept evidence of climate crisis reflects a variety of psychological, social, economic, and political factors, including misunderstanding the relevant science; psychological threats of departing from the consensus view of one’s peer-group; deliberate exposure to misinformation; and concerns about financial losses stemming from addressing climate crisis;

WHEREAS current research and public communication on the impact of climate crisis have often emphasized the major physical damage caused by extreme weather, such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires, and insufficiently addressed the increased displacement, migration, and conflict affecting those populations involved;

WHEREAS climate crisis has a disproportionate impact on already vulnerable groups with fewer resources, including low-income individuals or those who live in rural areas, people of color, women, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities;

WHEREAS research shows that climate change-related events can result in major acute and chronic adverse mental health outcomes, including stress, trauma, and shock; post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of anxiety; depression; and substance use disorder, which have been a secondary consideration in climate change communication and action;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that our psychology organizations will advocate for and support international and cross-disciplinary collaboration to mitigate and facilitate adaptation to climate crisis.

We will inform our respective members and the public about climate crisis, emphasizing scientific research and consensus on its causes and short- and long-term harms, and the need for immediate personal and societal action;

We will encourage our members and other mental health leaders to be vocal advocates concerning the necessary preparatory and responsive adaptations to climate crisis and to invest more in research and practice is this area;

We will advocate for Universities and other entities could include formation on societal challenges and, particularly, climate crisis for psychologists and other mental health professionals;

We will increase the availability of services and supportive interventions to help minimize harm to mental health and well-being, especially among vulnerable populations, and increase community resilience;

We will advocate for the rights of those most susceptible to the negative health, and mainly, mental health impacts of climate crisis, for example, by encouraging policymakers to fully fund programs to aid those who suffer harm from severe climate crisis-related events;

We will support the development of a public awareness campaign to encourage individuals and communities to adopt behaviors to help prepare for and recover from gradual climate change and acute climate crisis events;

We will encourage governmental, educational, health, and corporate leaders to use more psychological science in police designs as well as to adopt norms, values, and policy to promote sustainable preventive and corrective behaviors in individuals, groups and communities“.

PROCLAMATION ON COLLABORATION SIGNED BY

American Psychological Association, Order of Portuguese Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society, Bahamas Psychological Association, Brazilian Society of Psychology, British Psychological Society, Canandian Psychological Association, Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations, Chinese Psychological Society, Asian Psychological Assocation, College of Psychologists of Peru, Colombian College of Psychologists, Cuban Society of Health Psychology, Cuban Society of Psychology, European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, Flemish Association for Clinical Psychologists, German Psychological Society, Guatemala College of Psychologists, International Association of Applied Psychology, International Council of Psychologists, International Union of Psychological Science, Jamaican Psychological Society, Japanese Psychological Association, Jordanian Clinical Psychologists Association, Lebanese Psychological Association, Mexican Psychological Society, National Psychological Association of Ukraine, New Zealand Psychological Society, Nicaraguan Association for the Development of Psychology, Nigerian Psychological Association, Norwegian Psychological Association, Order of Psychologists of Albania, Pan-African Psychology Union, Psychological Association of Namibia, Psychological Society of Kenya, Seoul National University, Spanish Psychological Association, Sri Lanka Psychological Association, Swedish Psychological Association, Uganda Council of Psychologists, Uruguayan Psychological Association and Zanzibar Professional Counselors Association.

Source: https://www.psychologyandglobalhealth.org

The American Psychological Association press release is available here.

I hope this proclamation is just empty words, because it is horrifying to consider the possibility a distressed person seeking help from a psychology professional might have their trust abused by a climate fanatic.

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133 thoughts on “Psychologists Vow to Promote Climate Change “Corrective Behaviors”

          • “Is science becoming just another political tool?”

            Did you like miss the entire 20th century or something?

        • My Psych 101 prof agreed that the field attracted people who needed it. He said that as they learn more about it (and themselves), they generally dropped out.

          That was true once, but not now. Recently, schools with Psych Depts removed the former requirement for 20 (sometimes more) hours of therapy to receive a degree. The required therapy hours have been gradually reduced to zero and are now merely “highly recommended.”

          Curricula are designed so that almost no one flunks out in their first year. The second year consists largely of group projects, letting incompetents ride the coattails of better students. The requirement for x hours of internship can be gotten around. One Freudian professional admitted to me that a friend signed off on his hours without them actually being put in.

          The field is in desperate trouble and they can’t (won’t) see it. Sick behaviors are being normalized. This so-called “Proclamation” is highly unscientific and unprofessional, the ultimate result of the lowering of educational standards. The danger is real and frightening.

          • The field is in desperate trouble and they can’t (won’t) see it.

            Classic denial. They need therapy !

            including misunderstanding the relevant science; psychological threats

            Classic projection. They need therapy !

            Apart from their obvious inability to see their own moral corruption and incompetence in stepping outside their field of expertise into fields in which they are totally incompetent and ill-equipped, this is more than Orwellian and stinks strongly of the worst years of Stalinist Russia.

            Doubtless they will soon be wanting to send “climate deeenierz” to goulags in Siberia ( or norther Alaska/Canada ) for “corrective therapy”.

      • This is not funny – this is no comedy. Calculated, deliberate brainwashing is no joke. This is Orwell “1984” stuff.

        • Interesting that one country not on that list is Russia. I guess they have seen enough of what happens when psychologists play politics.

      • If it were real science the Alarmists wouldn’t need psychologists. There is no greater evidence that CAGW is not based in real science than these social sciences attempts to prop it up as a hobgoblin.

    • Well, that just does it for me!!! Now the shrinks are going to rearrange OUR thinking about climate issues for us!

      This is when I want to start stockpiling snowballs in my freezer – the chest freezer, not the fridge freezer – and lob them at brick walls, because this has gotten completely out of hand when shrinks stick their idiotic oars into this ridiculous mess.

      Gaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I feel much better now. 🙂

      • I really do feel much better now. Venting Is Good!!!

        As someone notes below, those who could be brainwashed/converted have already reached that destination.

        Anyone besides me wonder how they’ll deal with FEET of snow in the city streets? Anyone? Bueller?

        Nah, didn’t think so.

        Ice fishing will start as soon as the ice is thick enough to hold an ice fisher’s house with all its STUFF.

        • Those ice fishing “towns” I see on lakes in Wisconsin and Minnesota are crazy. I do not understand ice fishing. Is it therapy or madness?

          • It’s a chance to get out of the house while The Signifcant Other is busy cleaning, have some “man cave time”, stay warm and maybe bring some lake trout home for supper tomorrow night. But it is not really about the fishing. It’s about all that other stuff.

    • They have the idea that they are a huge brainwashing operation and it’s their duty to do this. WOW.

      • Commenters here are getting all bent out of shape about a development that is completely predictable –

        of course the psychos unions will jump on any opportunity to open up a taxpayer-funded channel of extra business – climate psychosis.

        That’s what industry associations do. What’s the surprise?

        • of course the psychos unions will jump on any opportunity to open up a taxpayer-funded channel of extra business – climate psychosis.

          YUP, exactly right, and thus every school in the US public school system will be mandated to have a full-time Psychologist for taking care of/treating the CAGWCC “brainwashed” fears of the students.

  1. We will be brainwashed….

    the resistance of some individuals worldwide to accept evidence of climate crisis

    policy to promote sustainable preventive and corrective behaviors in individuals, groups and communities“.

    • Krishna Gans said, “We will be brainwashed….”

      Not “will be”. The climate change/global warming brainwashing began decades ago.

      Regards,
      Bob

      • Bob Tisdale

        I wouldn’t worry about these nutters. Everyone who could be brainwashed, has been brainwashed. What they’re petrified of is that sceptics like us are gradually persuading their flocks.

        They’re also in a mad panic in case the climate changes, which will happen, but I don’t suppose we’ll see much change other than a gradual dip in global temperatures over the next decade or two.

        What will damage them badly is climate change fatigue. Particularly after the last year or two of ‘peak hysteria’. I mean, really, where do they go now? They have told us everything’s going belly up in the next 10 years – again.

        But this time they have all the brainwashed youth following them. Remember, when this all started, most of us on here were fairly long in the tooth. Now they have the problem with millennial’s realising that nothing has changed in 20 years of their life, and when they get to 40, they’ll be asking the questions we did, but there will be a lot more of them, and they will rebel, like all of us did at some time in our lives.

        Something like when I was a kid in the early 70’s when our local Loch froze over every winter and we could all skate on it. I realised the climate was changing in the mid to late 70’s when that stopped happening.

        The next round will be when these kids, many of them our kids, look back and say “what happened to our long hot summers?” and “I don’t remember my folks power being cut when the wind dropped”.

        And I kind of console myself by looking at the positives. While our politicians are distracted by climate change, it means they’re not contemplating another global war. They can’t figure out what to do next because there isn’t much to do now that every civilised nation has recovered from WW1 and WW2.

        On the other hand, everyone loves building something and having that common objective. So of course when there’s nothing left to build the left swoops in and tells everyone how much better life could be if we were only to accept that everything will be better if only we all share our wealth around.

        They persuade people the objective is to build a kinder, gentler society when in reality, their objective is to subjugate everyone. Tragically, they are ideologically idiotic enough to actually believe their own publicity. They haven’t a clue what they are doing, but don’t ever believe it will turn out like all the other times before because ‘their plan is much better this time’. But ask them what their plan is and they haven’t a clue.

        Which rather gets away from my point that it will be our revolting youth that drags us out of this. And, frankly, not much of what we as sceptics have done will make much difference because it would happen anyway, because the climate changes.

        And will we bear any guilt? Well of course not, other than for saying “I told you so” and having the gumption to have a nice big shiny diesel generator in our former garage.

        • HS, I want to know what you are drinking. Is is something like my favorite Lochan Ora, which is not longer available?

          The several younger generations are caught up in the phenomenon of the “History of Now” which is more than just “if it didn’t happen during my lifetime it didn’t happen”; they have the ability to erase and replace previous indoctrinations with the latest.

          That means the Alarmists can get away with scares about Global Warming, and when that didn’t happen, Climate Change, and when that wasn’t alarming enough, Climate Disaster. Still didn’t work, so you go to Climate Emergency/Crisis and show that every extreme weather event (that has occurred since recorded time) is now proof, and no one blinks an eye.

          When Progressives can get these previous generations (in the US) to prefer Socialism and Communism to Capitalism, despite clear history, the die has been cast.

          I am afraid that “climate change fatigue” is analogous to “odor fatigue”; and instead of getting tired of the smell, over time they are inured and take it as a given part of life, along with its associated remedial policies.

          BTW, I still have 1/3 of a bottle of that favorite concoction and I will down a few fingers tonight as a salute to you and your valuable posts to this site.
          Slainte!

          • I guess the next desperate level of mass hysteria propaganda from the alarmists will be “Climate Terrorism”. If you don’t go along with the alarmist mob, you must be a terrorist. Wait for it.

          • The youts may be walking around wall-eyed scared and convinced they’re living in one of their dystopian novels (yet another form of nihilist agitprop), but I don’t see ANY of them going off the grid and living like the Amish or 11th-century Celts. It’s just a fashionable “cause” for the Patagonia-puffers who want to identify as “woke;” requiring ZERO personal change or sacrifice.

          • George

            Well, they did a pretty goo, if not as thorough a job in the 70’s with global cooling. Now we laugh about it.

            The same will happen with the millennials. As importantly, when they are being financially squeezed by governments on the basis of a changing climate they don’t see, other than it possibly cooling, they will ask questions when they can’t feed their kids or pay for a roof over their head.

            As they are driven further and further into penury and the elite are seen living the high life, resentment builds and belief evaporates.

            It’s happening already in France and Chile. I suspect Brexit has given cover to UK efforts to shape the climate future but when the dam breaks it will be big.

            The natural desire of youth is to question authority. As it is millennial’s are still too young, and the indoctrination is not yet fully established. Once it is though, they will, as we did, question why they should follow the rules.

            It might not manifest itself in ways we expect, but it will manifest itself.

        • HotScot – “……….we’ll [probably not] see much change other than a gradual dip in global temperatures over the next decade or two”. The cyclical ups and downs we have observed during this interglacial usually last some hundred years : one would expect this warm period to extend a little while longer longer; perhaps even get a bit warmer.

    • They can’t even help themselves.

      Sometimes I think there must be some SciFi-infective ET-alien worm that has burrowed into their skulls invaded their brains to send them off the rails. Then nutters want to spread their nut-case alarmism through the entire population since for decades everyone ignored their stupid climate change crisis junk. The climate change alarmists and their GND and other energy policies are the real threat to humanity.

      • ”Sometimes I think there must be some SciFi-infective ET-alien worm that has burrowed into their skulls invaded their brains to send them off the rails.”

        ”Don’t be trapped by old concepts”………..

      • Joel – That ET-alien worm has seemingly infected the part of their brains that understood science and replaced it with consensus-swallowing mush. Should I ever require the services of a Psychologist, I will find a way to discern their thoughts on GW/CC and use or not use their services based on their answer.

  2. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Every morning, I look outside and see no scary weather/climate bogeyman showing up.

    Mentally ill shrinks, helping their clients handle the horrors of crisp cool sunny days of Fall, with rain and snow to follow.

  3. Representative of the ‘long march through the institutions’ long regarded by authoritarians as the best way to achieve their ends.
    Sadly, the process is nearing completion.

  4. The segregated re-education camps for Muslims in western China are also overwhelming supported with consensus…..by the communist party members.

  5. I don’t think these “Psychologists” actually believe in Climate Change. It’s just a substrate for them to make money from people’s delusions.

    • Yup. All these professional “learned” societies think that they must have a position on the subject, or run the risk of missing the funding gravy train. To whit, they just regurgitate what every other organization churns out, possibly with a few extra embellishments that they thought up themselves.

  6. I think they’ve just realized they had better make some money out of climate change before the game is up

  7. Its very much the same in Australia with the APA coming up with something very similar a year or two ago. Psychology in general has a bit of an identity crisis anyway. They are desperate to be regarded as a hard science (hence the reliance on statistics), but due to the nature of the human condition a lot of qualitative variables are squashed into the quantitative category so numbers are more easily crunched.

    Let alone the replication crisis that is going on.

    But yes, I can only imagine triggering the psych by saying Hi I support Trump and Climate Change is a scam. In decades to come it will be off to the asylum/re-education camp.

  8. “We will advocate for the rights of those most susceptible to the negative health, and mainly, mental health impacts of climate crisis, for example, by encouraging policymakers to fully fund programs to aid those who suffer harm from severe climate crisis-related events…..”

    Fully fund programs. Ah, yeah. OK. Got it.

    • . . . encouraging policymakers to fully fund programs to aid those who suffer harm from severe climate crisis . . .

      Yep – hat there’s the money shot, buried right down near the end of their proclamation.

  9. My parents grew up in “war time Germany” (the n-word gets caught in moderation). Those deemed mentally ill for not going along with the majority consensus of the day did not fare well.
    This is truly scary. What are these people thinking? -that they are the good guys here? And honestly, how many people get mentally ill from reading up data and deciding the “climate crisis” is bogus, versus those left depressed and suicidal because they truly believe the world is ending in 18 months or 3 years or whatever the latest doomsday deadline is?

  10. “We will support the development of a public awareness campaign to encourage individuals and communities to adopt behaviors to help prepare for and recover from gradual climate change and acute climate crisis events;”
    It appears they think adverse weather is an event caused by an acute climate crisis. This does not fit in any reasonable definition of climate. If they cannot understand what a climate is I would not ask them for help fixing fears of it.

  11. I will maintain we must wage war with China and India to force them off of fossil fuels to save the climate. Nothing less will have any impact, so don’t ask me to support any policies unless that is included. If you don’t agree, you aren’t really serous about the situation – you’re a denier.

    The ball is in your court.

  12. So …. The American Psychological Association has abandoned whatever claims they had to being a “scientific” organization and have gone into the business of making Political Science Ads. One patient at a time.
    OK.
    But those that really care about their patients will deal with their “climate phobia” for what it really is, a fear based on falsehoods.
    (Just how does The American Psychological Association elect it’s leaders? Maybe the members should pay more attention to those mailers!)

  13. There is clearly a very good reason, why psychologists spend the bulk of their time in mental health asylums….they were made for each other.

  14. They would like to give us skeptics beneficial electro-shock therapy made famous in the movie “One flew over the cuckoos nest” and then it will be easier to pick out pockets.
    Notice how they want to focus attention on skeptics so that they will not have to sacrifice any luxuries.

  15. These are probably the same people who think that people should not be allowed to receive any help from psychologists if they have unwanted same-sex attraction.
    They are probably the same people who think that young children should be encouraged to change their sexual appearance if they show any interest in that area.
    They are driven by a certain ideology . In one case it is climate alarmism. In another it is gender theory. Both are deeply harmful.

  16. I actually thought their logo said “American Psychopathic Association” when I first glanced at it! I’m still not sure if that’s what it should be or not! Glad I live in a rural area where we can see the climate change every day!

    Today is sunny and 70 degrees! Tomorrow it’s supposed to snow here! THAT’s climate change! All I’ll need to survive tomorrow will be a heavier coat, and crank the gas fireplace up a notch, NOT a psychologist to visit me in my safe space!

  17. The simple fact is, climate change has NEVER been about science…it has ALWAYS been about psychology. Of course psychology has never been a science and never will be.

  18. “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
    — Charles Mackay

  19. This is why I was offered up to $400 an hour to help de-brainwash a child of one of my customers. They knew better than I did at the time; keep away from the psychs. (I helped get the kid through and charged $0.)

  20. Catastrofascism.
    They will holler and carry on with whatever scare tactics they can come out with to get us to declare defacto marshal law via the declaration of a “climate emergency” to “combat” the “problem” which they claim exists-a blank cheque in terms of power and money.

    The whole thing is a ruse to deceive the People in to relinquishing their freedom and wealth. The consequences of giving the deceivers such power are straight out of Revelation. It will be an apocalypse of unprecedented slaughter and barbarity.

    It is up to us to wake the sleeping sheeple before we all get rounded up for the slaughter. With the ramping up of catastrophism to almost “critical” on their meter (the next and final stages are enforcement by violence followed military enforcement.) Ironically, the catastrophists are at their most vulnerable at the current hysteria stage. Put them on the spot- do you really believe that the world will end in 1 year, 1 month and 11 days? Does this belief justify declaring a state of emergency and thus marshal law? Will you stake your reputation on this?

    For those that pray to God, an additional prayer for special protection for Donald Trump is required-he appears to be the only thing standing between sanity and global insanity. Little wonder those that are trying to enslave all of us go hysterical about him. They smear those they fear.

  21. I’m not sure that many of these “Psyscologists” were much in evidence when the Soviet Union routinely used imprisonment in mental asylums to secure dissidents.

    But they are strongly signalling that they will be more than happy to “re-educate” skeptics in future, whenever our beloved leaders wish.

    “Just swallow these nice pills, you’ll be much happier!”

  22. Since no branch of science is more rife with worthless research, unreproducible studies and ephemeral pop nonsense, it makes sense that psychologists would be most eager to defend the authority of scientific pronouncements.

  23. I assume they are busily translating the many Soviet-era Russian textbooks of instruction to help them in their quest for right-thinking.

  24. Back then doctors also supported the mighty state ideology. Some even carried experiences in that sense. Or correctively eliminated what they deemed unfit for the nation.

    Hanging those criminals at a later point didn’t however resuscitate their victims.

    History is a wheel. That’s why those who claim climate nonsense also lobby for gun control. Looks like they learned from past mistakes. Not the happy to oblige mases who vote their own destruction.

  25. Interesting that the Germans signed right up. Think they might be a little more hesitant after their experience with National Socialism. Some of their members were leading exponents of the eugenics policy.

    • Planned population, yes. Also, clinical cannibalism, color judgments (“diversity”), political congruence, redistributive change, class privilege, and social justice, too. They were advanced administrators, scientists, and engineers, with a highly secular outlook.

  26. These are a bunch of quacks who have destroyed a significant part of their putative profession’s income. All those who are members of this group, and most of those who aren’t, are DOA as expert witnesses in court. Competent trial attorneys will use this crap to destroy their attempts to qualify as experts.

    Plus this professional association’s messy suicide will lead to significant loss of income from prospective patients who are afraid the association’s association with junk science means they can’t give competent advice or treatment. That is most of their income.

    Which will start the positive feedback effects as psychologists become more and more dependent on government income, which means loss of professional independence and still more loss of public respect as they become mere mouthpieces of them that pays them. Eventually they’ll become mere painted bone rattlers justifying whatever opinions their bureaucratic superiors already have.

    • Since the NRA tried to explain to the medical world that gun ownership policy – the so called “gun control” policy area (although actual control of a gun involves hands and sight and thus really might be in the domain of expertise of physiology experts) – isn’t a medical field (unlike gun wounds treatment, obviously), the “regular” (physiology related, non shrinks, non “I choose that carier path to cure myself” types) medical associations went “full in” on “gun control”.

      How come their members are not precluded from giving “expert” testimony, when they can’t seem to tell the emergency room from the Bill of Rights?

  27. It took 5 seconds to find this quote again–

    “A surprising number of psychology studies can’t be reproduced. A huge, collaborative research project attempted to recreate 100 studies that were recently published in major psychology journals, and it found that only 39 of those studies’ results could be replicated. ”

    Why would 61%-failure-psychologists even speak?? Why are they insane enough to still draw attention to themselves? It would seem that any group that grows large enough to become its own echo chamber no longer can hear anything but themselves. So as they go insane, they go insane together with mutual support.

  28. Thank you, Eric.
    I see the Australian group signed up.
    My immediate and strong reaction was that that act of signing and releasing was no more than a threat that a body was planning to interfere in my private life.
    Lawyers present – what hurdled are crossed, in the eyes of a prosecutor, when a matter ceases to become gossip among chums, to organised criminality? Geoff S

    • Pretty much everyone signed up, sadly. It will be interesting to see where this leads – by making this commitment psychologists might be opening themselves to the mother of future lawsuits, if someone feels their therapist’s inappropriate climate behavioural advice messed up their life by say leading to them getting a criminal record.

  29. What did ‘The Climate” do to Tuvalu and the Maldives?

    in 7 years ..?
    in 14 years ..?
    in 21 years ..?

    Nothing.

  30. “Our mutual work on applications of psychological science
    O the irony!

    They claim their profession is a “science” and yet can say:
    emphasizing scientific research and consensus

    They are clearly betting the farm on the “consensus” of other professions, and not doing any research themselves, whether it be on the reality of a Climate Emergency, or whether there really is a consensus among those in fields who have the appropriate expertise.
    (Isn’t there at least one psychologist who read the details of the Doran/Zimmerman study or looked at the the absurd experimental design of one of their own (Lewandowsky) ?

    This is an appropriate followup example of the consequences of the recent post on Post Modern Science; combining science with activism and policy making, and not letting uncertainty get in your way.

  31. “We will encourage governmental, educational, health, and corporate leaders to use more psychological science in police designs as well as to adopt norms, values, and policy to promote sustainable preventive and corrective behaviors in individuals, groups and communities.”

    What on earth does this mean? I seriously have no idea, but it sounds Orwellian.

  32. The phrase “Physician, heal thyself”, comes to mind.

    Get back to us when you’re less hypocritical and can be taken seriously.

  33. My diagnosis, they are nucking futs.

    I know this is difficult to understand, so please forgive all the technical jargon.

  34. Psychologists were always crazier than their patients. Now, they’ve crossed to the dark side. They would make dictators proud. Thriving on cruelty and power. Evil to the core.

  35. The Canadian Order of Shrinks must have missed the plane. Yeah, if you are sick and don’t buy into the New Clime Inquisition goals, we have a hydraulic rack that offers 100% cure.

  36. Stephan Lewandowski must be so excited about the new APA whereases as to have to change his clothes several times a day.

    Climate change denial is apparently a new mental process for concerned and compassionate psychologists to consider, diagnose, and perhaps treat.

    Stephan L. may well be first in line to head up the new hospital for sequestration and treatment of the new Psycho DSM-6 climate deniophrenia sufferers. After all, he knows so much about it.

  37. With all due respect to psychologists (which ain’t much), what you have here is a pretty clear case of one of the least credible academic disciplines trying to snuggle up to one of the most difficult (physics), in a desperate attempt to crawl out of the same mosh-pit as gender studies.

    Most psychologists wouldn’t recognize “good statistics” if it bit ’em in the ass (which is also highly likely to be wrapped around their head). Now that somebody has actually dared to go back & check, supposedly seminal findings are being blown out of the water in a shower of non-reproducibility.

    And these “climate science” psychologists all want to be the uber “climate science” Goebbels.

  38. It is all politics and not science. According to science, the climate change that we have been experiencing is very small and is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. Despite the hype, there is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and there is plenty of scientific rationale to support the idea that the climate sensitivity of CO2 is zero.

    There is no consensus regarding the validity of the AGW conjecture. Scientists have never registered and voted on the matter. But even if they had the results would be meaningless because science is not a democracy. The laws of science are not some sort of legislation. Scientific theories are not validated by a voting process.

    The AGW conjecture at first sounds plausible but upon closer inspection one finds that the AGW conjecture is based on only partial science and is full of holes. For example, the AGW conjecture depends upon the existence of a radiant greenhouse effect caused by trace gases in the Earth’s atmosphere with LWIR absorption bands. Such a radiant greenhouse effect has not been observed in a real greenhouse, in the Earth’s atmosphere, or on any planet in the solar system with a thick atmosphere. The radiant greenhouse effect is nothing but science fiction hence the AGW conjecture is nothing but science fiction as well. So what these psychological organizations want to do is all based on science fiction and not science. There is no consensus and there is not climate crisis.

  39. “WHEREAS the resistance of some individuals worldwide to accept evidence of climate crisis reflects a variety of psychological, social, economic, and political factors, including misunderstanding the relevant science”

    Watts the problem? The statement is accurate. The only question remains: what group are they talking about?

    M

    • Good point, Michael. These psychologists could just as easily be describing themselves.

      What’s the psychological description of someone who sees something that is not there? It seems this psychological association is seeing something that is not visible, namely, human-caused climate change. They are assuming things not in evidence. Do you want to be diagnosed by one of these people? Not me. I’ll do the diagnosing! 🙂

  40. “……..it is horrifying to consider the possibility a distressed person seeking help from a psychology professional might have their trust abused by a climate fanatic……….”

    It’s even worse to consider the possibility a perfectly sane person being brainwashed by a psychology professional with the aim of turning them into a climate fanatic…….

    • All those whereases. They don’t know their whereas from a hole in the ground.

      Wackazoid, heal thyself. These are the same people that decided homosexuality was not an abnormality.

      Before choosing a therapist, you have a right to ask if he’s an APA member and if he endorses the statement. Get a Jungian. If you can find one, choose a Republican.

  41. If ANY professions cannot recognize “science” it’s Psychology and Sociology. You talk about a bunch of clowns pretending to be researchers. So they have took it upon themselves to explain the physics behind climate change? Good luck with that.

  42. WHEREAS the possibly-pseudo science of psychology is affected by the same disease that blights many other dIsciplines, that it is not the brightest who become psychologists, etc. etc. ….

  43. The “proclamation” is of course nothing but a bunch of bafflegab, dressed up in legalese for that “official” look, all to basically say that they are joining the globaloney/climachangey bandwagon. Well, what took them so long? I guess they felt they had nothing to lose, and everything to gain by it. Odd timing though, with the Climate quasi-cult/religion/ideology ready to go the way of the Dodo.

  44. Where they should have stopped: “….facilitate adaptation to climate…” Even then they are out of their purview.
    “THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that our psychology organizations will advocate for and support international and cross-disciplinary collaboration to mitigate and facilitate adaptation to climate crisis.”

  45. “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you don’t do anything at all.”

    (“White Rabbit,” Jefferson Airplane, 1967)

  46. “We will inform our respective members and the public about climate crisis, emphasizing scientific research and consensus on its causes and short- and long-term harms, and the need for immediate personal and societal action;”

    It figures as there’s big bucks treating depression and anxiety so us Big Oil types can presumably discount Big Heads and Big Quacks accordingly –
    https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/doctors-obliged-to-speak-on-climate-risk/news-story/5820948667ed2394d7ae8f2bcbeecc31

  47. File under irony. A textbook example of mass hysteria right in front of them, but they want to use psychology to support the mass hysteria rather than cure it.

  48. “WHEREAS the resistance of some individuals worldwide to accept evidence of climate crisis ”
    So can these charlatans produce this “evidence” of which they speak?
    Yup file it under IRONY alright.

  49. So please sit and tell me about the climate of your childhood…
    Umm, I see!

    All this climate worrying denial stems from … er.
    Well it’s umm,

    Your deep psychological desire to kill your father and sleep with your mother.
    That will be $200, thank-you. 😉

  50. Imagine, psychologists drumming up business and creating artificial anxieties for their own self interest. Just imagine it. I used to think 1984 was just a story- the more time goes by the more I realize only the date is incorrect…sadly!

  51. Laughable really. In the extremely unlikely event I ever encounter a psych in his practice, if he lays any of this nonsense on me, I can just say “I’m more qualified than you to judge it.”

    And I am.

  52. Odd.
    Psychologists (some of them) promoting some kind of “Mass Therapy” for those of us abnormals who question the “settled science” regarding “Climate Change”. (“Denier” seems to be the preferred label.)
    Yet they have no problem with those who deny what is (was) between their legs when they were born.

  53. 6 Quotes on Psychology, Psyche by Karl Kraus.

    A good psychologist is able to easy shift you into his position.

    A certain amount of psychoanalysis is the employment of horny rationalists, who attribute everything in the world to sexual causes except their employment.

    Sick are the most. But only a few know that they can be pretentious about. These are the psychoanalysts.

    Psychologists easily look through emptiness and get dizzy at any depth.

    The difference between the old and the new knowledge of the soul is that the old was morally indignant at any deviation from the norm, and the new one has helped to raise the rank of inferiority.

    Psychology is as idle as the instructions for using poison.

    6 Zitate über Psychologie, Psyche von Karl Kraus.

    Ein guter Psycholog ist imstande, dich ohne weiteres in seine Lage zu versetzen.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Sprüche und Widersprüche, 1909

    Krank sind die meisten. Aber nur wenige wissen, daß sie sich etwas darauf einbilden können. Das sind die Psychoanalytiker.

    Quelle: Kraus, Nachts. Aphorismen, 1924

    Eine gewisse Psychoanalyse ist die Beschäftigung geiler Rationalisten, die alles in der Welt auf sexuelle Ursachen zurückführen mit Ausnahme ihrer Beschäftigung.

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

    Psychologen sind Durchschauer der Leere und Schwindler der Tiefe.

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

    Der Unterschied zwischen der alten und der neuen Seelenkunde ist der, daß die alte über jede Abweichung von der Norm sittlich entrüstet war und die neue der Minderwertigkeit zu einem Standesbewußtsein verholfen hat.

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

    Psychologie ist so müßig wie die Gebrauchsanweisung für Gift.

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

  54. 6 Zitate über Psychologie, Psyche von Karl Kraus.

    Ein guter Psycholog ist imstande, dich ohne weiteres in seine Lage zu versetzen.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Sprüche und Widersprüche, 1909

     

    Krank sind die meisten. Aber nur wenige wissen, daß sie sich etwas darauf einbilden können. Das sind die Psychoanalytiker.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Nachts. Aphorismen, 1924

     

    Eine gewisse Psychoanalyse ist die Beschäftigung geiler Rationalisten, die alles in der Welt auf sexuelle Ursachen zurückführen mit Ausnahme ihrer Beschäftigung.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

     

    Psychologen sind Durchschauer der Leere und Schwindler der Tiefe.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

     

    Der Unterschied zwischen der alten und der neuen Seelenkunde ist der, daß die alte über jede Abweichung von der Norm sittlich entrüstet war und die neue der Minderwertigkeit zu einem Standesbewußtsein verholfen hat.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

     

    Psychologie ist so müßig wie die Gebrauchsanweisung für Gift.

    Karl Kraus (1874 – 1936), österreichischer Schriftsteller, Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker und Dramatiker

    Quelle: Kraus, Pro domo et mundo, 1919

    https://www.aphorismen.de/suche?f_rubrik=Aphorismen&f_thema=Psychologie%2C+Psyche&f_autor=4545_Karl+Kraus

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