Climate Propaganda Causing ‘Climate Despair’

Guest “WTF?” by David Middleton

Report: Mental Health Concern over ‘Climate Despair’ Sweeps Nation

by PENNY STARR 5 Sep 2021

Some people are so upset over climate change they are suffering from mental health concerns considered “climate despair,” a new Washington Post report said.

The devastating and deadly Hurricane Ida has energized activists, including the Post, which published a lengthy piece that claims “more people than ever could experience serious challenges to their mental health as a result” of climate change.

The Post reported on what it refers to as “climate despair”:

[…]

The Post cited heat warnings, wildfires, and floods in recent years as proof of climate change, which is “suddenly feeling a lot more real for many Americans who have not seen it up close until now, clinicians say, leading many to seek one-on-one therapy.”

WaPo Quote:

A nonprofit organization called the Good Grief Network, a 10-step program inspired by the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous whose meetings provide “social and emotional support to people who feel overwhelmed about the state of the world,” says it has reached over a thousand people in four years. Steps in the program range from accepting “the severity of the predicament” to reinvesting “into meaningful efforts.”

Young adults are among the groups most vulnerable to feelings of depression and anxiety related to climate change, said Leslie Davenport, a climate psychology educator and consultant who is a member of a directory of climate-aware therapists.”

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[…]

The Post report continues:

WaPo Quote:

A nonprofit organization called the Good Grief Network, a 10-step program inspired by the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous whose meetings provide “social and emotional support to people who feel overwhelmed about the state of the world,” says it has reached over a thousand people in four years. Steps in the program range from accepting “the severity of the predicament” to reinvesting “into meaningful efforts.”

Young adults are among the groups most vulnerable to feelings of depression and anxiety related to climate change, said Leslie Davenport, a climate psychology educator and consultant who is a member of a directory of climate-aware therapists.

End Quote

“Mental health professionals help people face reality, because we know living in denial can ruin a person’s life,” Lise Van Susteren wrote in a report by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica. “As the climate crisis unfolds, we see people whose anger, anxiety, and depression, caused by the shortcomings of a previous generation, prevent them from leading productive lives themselves,” Van Susteren is also the founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.

The Post also interviewed Katharine Wilkinson, an author and strategist who co-edited an anthology on fighting climate change called All We Can Save.

Wilkinson said that over the past year more than 600 people have signed up to lead book discussion groups she started “as an outlet for climate grief, signaling a growing demand for climate-related support in group formats.”

And Daniel Masler, a therapist in Washington, said in the Post report that requests for climate-related treatment at his practice has grown.

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I don’t know who is most to blame:

  • Our FUBAR educational system, that has churned out at least a couple of generations of scientifically illiterate morons.
  • A “participation trophy” culture, churning out snowflakes.
  • The purveyors of climate crisis porn, masquerading as climate “scientists.”
  • The celebrity climate hypocrites (Al Gore, John Kerry, George Clooney, Harry & Me-Again, etc.) jet-setting around the world, trying to scare the Bejesus out of scientifically illiterate morons.
  • Greta Thunberg, the poster child for Climate Despair… Too bad her poster isn’t a milk carton… If I have to tell you when I’m being sarcastic, it takes all the fun out of sarcasm!
  • The sensationalistic left-wing media exaggerating everything except the truth.
  • Fascistic social media platforms suppressing the truth.
  • Power-hungry Marxist politicians, hell-bent on destroying capitalism and controlling every aspect of our lives.
  • Or the depraved mental health “professionals” taking advantage of these witless fools.
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Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 2:10 pm

What is worrying me is the lack of critical thinking and the failure to know and come to terms with basic facts such as that the current rate of sea level rise is just over 1″ in 10 years and that by the end of the century Boston might be as warm as New York.

Klem
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 2:26 pm

And for the sake of my children and theirs, i hope and pray that warming continues for at least another 1000 years. The end of the Holocene Interglacial is a nightmare too horrible to imagine.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 2:40 pm

by the end of the century Boston might be as warm as New York

And even that is unlikely (sarcasm side). Different locations … different climates. This planet doesn’t have a climate. Averaging unique things has gotten out of hand.

Mr.
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 6, 2021 3:09 pm

30+ identified discrete climate zones around this planet at last count.

Averaging their characteristics to construct one value to represent the “health” or otherwise is risible.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2021 5:25 pm

Averaging their characteristics to construct one value to represent the “health” or otherwise is risible.

Exactly That’s especially so when they insist on averaging it over only 30 years when some climates have not changed in centuries, if not millennia. People are generally confusing weather variations, within a climatic system, and the climate itself. The typical ‘true believer’ hates being reminded of history.

As for the number of climate zones their are … I have at least three in my part of the city, due to the usual causes of climate variability … proximity to large bodies of water and mountains. There is a ~3 degree temperature differential, different rainfall and different wind pattern.

Duane
Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2021 6:22 pm

But the world wide population of humans is indeed affected very strongly by planetary averages … be it food production, world trade and economic activity, excess population in one area that migrates to another part of the planet, etc etc etc.

The averages affect us all very much.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 6:38 pm

Nonsense. Averaging discrete information is meaningless.

Mr.
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 6:50 pm

Bullshit.

Randy Stubbings
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 8:00 pm

Crops grown in western Canada respond to the weather in western Canada. What happens in Australia or Hawaii is irrelevant, so averaging Australia’s and Hawaii’s temperatures in with those of western Canada produces a result that the crops don’t give a damn about. And when it’s -30 C where I live, whether Earth’s average temperature is 14.2 C or 14.8 C is also not relevant.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Randy Stubbings
September 6, 2021 10:15 pm

Very well stated and illustrated with examples, Randy. Well done.

SAMURAI
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 10:06 pm

Give me a break Duane….

Global warming and higher CO2 levels have helped increase global crop yields by 267% since the 1960’s:

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.YLD.CREL.KG

Slightly warmer global temperatures and CO2 fertilization have been a huge boon for global crop yields and total global food production due to: longer growing seasons, less frost loss, increased arable land areas in Northern latitudes, earlier planting, and slightly more precipitation…

Look at the empirical evidence and stop being an “Eco-Worrier”….

Rory Forbes
Reply to  SAMURAI
September 6, 2021 10:20 pm

You only forgot that higher CO2 concentrations cause plants to make better use of and therefore conserving water … a legitimate global concern. If AGW exists at all and only a small part of the conjecture is true; it has been a win – win situation.

Sara
Reply to  SAMURAI
September 7, 2021 1:11 pm

Obviously, Duane has never planted or tended to a garden on a five acre plot.

John in Oz
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 10:20 pm

How’s your fraction of a child doing in your ‘average’ household?

Leo Smith
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 11:03 pm

Oh dear.
Oh dear oh dear.
Food is a real thing
averages are part of mental constructions.
Lack of food in your stomach affects you
A mental construct does not – unless it drives you to despair and suicide.

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2021 2:23 am

A meaningless statement with no supporting argument because you can’t give one. An average is the middle of a widely distributed set of data. How does that average affect any one particular person in their local situation. Just baseless nonsense.

Fraizer
Reply to  YallaYPoora Kid
September 7, 2021 5:12 am

In the early days of military aviation, the cockpit and controls were designed for the average pilot. The end result was that planes kept falling out of the sky because the individual pilots could not properly reach the controls.

Needless to say, this resulted in a complete revamp of the cockpit with everything adjustable.

ATheoK
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 6, 2021 5:59 pm

“by the end of the century Boston might be as warm as New York”

That will not happen.
Boston is north of Cape Cod which restricts warmer southern waters from flowing in and warming the city.

Even Boston’s airport tarmac located temperature stations will show new low temperatures as the AMO turns colder.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ATheoK
September 6, 2021 6:34 pm

Didn’t you notice that I was responding to a quote from Bernie1815. I didn’t write it. You need to read all the posts in a thread in order to respond.

Duane
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 6, 2021 6:18 pm

True … but glaciations tend to happen very quickly, as compared to long forming interglacials … over a period of just a few decades. If the planet has, say, ten billion souls, and over a period of just one or two generations the food production suddenly drops by half or more … and large regions become uninhabitable ice fields, those who live closer to the equator may not suffer themselves from inclement climate … but a world wide food shortage, rampant starvation and pandemics, massive reduction in economic activity, and mass migration of former northerners to warmer climes, could easily make life hell for you even if you live near the equator.

We live in a global population of humans, and things that happen far far away still affect you and me.

Duane
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 6:27 pm

Humans have no freaking idea of the likely effects of a sudden entry into a new glaciation era. Human populations were vastly smaller, with no social organization beyond that necessary to support a hunter-gatherer existence, and with no agriculture, the last time earth entered a glaciation.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 6:42 pm

You’re not addressing anything I’ve said. Apparently you just wanted to rant at someone. Are you just angry, generally, and chose me?

Sara
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2021 1:16 pm

Really, Duane, you could dig up real info and not be choused.

There is evidence that agriculture started in the Middle East 23,000 years ago.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150722144709.htm

Try harder, will you?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 6:40 pm

And your point is?

Mickey Reno
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2021 4:33 am

You should write a book, warning everyone that the world’s population is vulnerable to sudden famine and collapse. You could call it, “The Population Bomb,” which would convey exactly how dangerous a situation we’re all in, and how kind and smart YOU are for helping us out.

Oh, wait….

GeologyJim
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2021 9:48 am

Duane – The ice core data show you are seriously mistaken. Ice-house conditions come on relatively slowly – over tens of thousands of years in the past. The interglacial periods happen geologically very quickly. The beginning of the current Holocene is marked by very rapid temperature rise, resulting in melt-back of most of the continental ice sheets and sea-level rise of over 300 ft in about 2000 years.

This rapid warming brought on the Holocene Climatic Optimum that lasted for about 2000-3000 more years, after which Earth has been cooling rather steadily to the Little Ice Age. Warming since the LIA was relatively quick (1870-1940 or so) and a bit more 1970-2000, but even so conditions now are still colder than the Medieval and Roman Warm Periods.

The only rapid cooling events documented in the geological record are the very brief events such as the Younger Dryas during the overall warming at the beginning of the Holocene. Extremely rapid cooling followed by very rapid warming (in hundreds of years) back to the overall warming trend toward the Holocene Climatic Optimum.

Similar rapid cooling events may have happened many times but the record does not have sufficient resolution to show them. And no one currently has an adequate explanation for these rapid temperature excursions.

I give you credit for pointing out that cold is very dangerous for mankind, but you need to acknowledge the historical benefits of warming periods for the human condition

Rory Forbes
Reply to  GeologyJim
September 7, 2021 11:06 am

you need to acknowledge the historical benefits of warming periods for the human condition

Excellent synopsis of the actual science and your conclusion is spot on. We live in a Goldilocks period. We should be looking for solutions to the inevitable cooling to come, not destroying our economies because of a tiny, but very beneficial, warming trend. We are in a brief grace period from the default cold the world has experienced for millions of years. That should be the agenda for the future, not “carbon” capture and zero “carbon”. The Holocene is already long in the tooth.

beng135
Reply to  Duane
September 8, 2021 8:37 am

No, glaciations happen gradually. Interglacials happen quickly, so you have it completely backwards.

Joseph Campbell
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 7, 2021 8:31 am

“Averaging unique things has gotten out of hand.” Gad! What a great sentence…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joseph Campbell
September 7, 2021 11:07 am

Thanks 🙂 … once in awhile something sticks to the wall.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 2:45 pm

Consider also that in any given year there are colder days in Boston than the warmest days at the north pole and warmer days in Boston than the average temperature at the equator. Compared to the full seasonal temperature range, 1 degree is nothing at all.

The alarmists have trapped the general public in a fallacy that if something is true it must also be significant.

It’s apparently true that there has been a slightly milder temperature since the end of the Little Ice Age. That does not make it a significant effect.

R Terrell
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 6, 2021 3:53 pm

Basically, 10 degrees is nothing at all.

Duane
Reply to  R Terrell
September 6, 2021 6:36 pm

10 degrees C or even F is far from nothing. Particularly if the climate cooled by 10 degrees. There would be widespread famine, disease pandemics , starvation, economic and social disruption, and mass migration of billions of people.

If you think 10 million illegal immigrants coming to the US from Latin America has been inconvenient, just consider an immigration of several hundred million coming in from Canada, Northern Europe, and Northern Asia, at the same time the northern half of the USA becomes uninhabitable, equivalent to the climate of northern Canada.

That’s what 10 degrees would do to us

Mr.
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 8:22 pm

 Particularly if the climate cooled by 10 degrees.

Which climate?

MarkW
Reply to  Mr.
September 7, 2021 3:23 pm

The climate in my home has cooled off by more that 10C more than once. Usually when I say something inappropriate.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2021 8:58 am

Duane is right about 10K of cooling, and 10K of warming would probably also have negative impacts, but there we go again with the gross exaggerations.

My point is that the actual magnitude of the change has been small and harmless. The fact that you can reach a harmful level extrapolating far beyond reality is meaningless.

1C/K of warming has been beneficial and at least a couple more degrees would continue to be beneficial. Not talking about 10 degrees in either direction or even 5.

One of the huge fallacies out there is that there are no natural cycles. A complex homeostatic system like the earth’s climate will have negative feedbacks resisting any change so that a warming trend could not likely continue until there is a harmful change.

Certainly we know that there are tipping points on the cooling side though, otherwise we wouldn’t have cycles of glaciation and interstadials. Without a reorientation of tectonic plates, it’s not in the cards that earth can exit the ice ages.

Duane
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 6:09 pm

Critical thinking generally requires at least a couple of decades of being fooled and screwed by others repeatedly. When one is young and dumb, everything looks easy, and socialized fears are readily spread and assimilated because the young are trying so hard to fit in and conform, with a minority of the young who don’t.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 10:28 pm

Wrong. Critical thinking requires examples from leaders, teachers and most of all parents. In Western society the leaders rarely display any, teachers are specifically avoiding it and Neo-Marxists are working at undermining all influence from parents. Critical thinking, like formal logic, is taught, it is rarely intuited.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 7, 2021 1:39 am

Critical thinking is also extremely difficult and requires hard work. We are emotional creatures, and it is much easier for us to think emotionally rather than using cold logic. This is especially true of young people today, who have been encouraged to emote rather than think.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Graemethecat
September 7, 2021 3:07 am

May I suggest a twist?

instead of “think emotionally”, why not “react emotionally”?

Graemethecat
Reply to  Joao Martins
September 7, 2021 4:56 am

Yep, that makes sense.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Graemethecat
September 7, 2021 10:44 am

Exactly so. It also requires discipline and perseverance, two qualities no longer in demand among today’s young people. When one is as entitled as they appear to have become, there’s rarely any incentive to give up anything because instant rewards are always available. As for the hard work you mentioned … why work hard when they get the same reward just for showing up?

H.R.
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 7:14 pm

Bernie: “[…] and that by the end of the century Boston might be as warm as New York.”

(I see what you did there. Sneaky….)


And by the end of this century, New York may be as warm as Nunavut.

Don’t laugh. That far out, it’s within the error bars of the current climate models.

Robert of Texas
Reply to  Bernie1815
September 6, 2021 7:27 pm

Well, first one must learn to stop and think – then one can learn to think critically. Honestly I don’t know if young people can do anything anymore then “feel”.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Robert of Texas
September 6, 2021 10:32 pm

But feewings are soooo important, like “our” truth. Never mind facts, evidence, reality, science and logic … it’s what we believe that counts. It’s why we desperately need to alter the language so no one will ever “feel” uncomfortable again.

TonyG
Reply to  Robert of Texas
September 7, 2021 10:14 am

“I don’t know if young people can do anything anymore then “feel”.”

Not just young people

September 6, 2021 2:11 pm

So the Washington Compost is in “Look what you made me do!” mode?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 6, 2021 2:41 pm

“Look what you made me do!” mode?

The go to phrase for the true sociopath.

Gordon Otto
September 6, 2021 2:15 pm

That’s a great list.
Thank you.

Ron Long
Reply to  Gordon Otto
September 6, 2021 3:03 pm

It is a great list, and I think you could add shyster lawyers looking to make some money from lawsuits.

commieBob
September 6, 2021 2:20 pm

We’ve got all these experts, each pursuing their own agenda, blissfully unaware of whatever unintended consequences their antics may cause.

A group of young people should sue the IPCC for stealing their childhood.

LdB
Reply to  commieBob
September 6, 2021 5:53 pm

It is actually amusing watch a group of people get worried and stressed about something over which they have no control which makes them even more stressed. Then you have another group of activist idiots pushing an impossible agenda which feeds a constant stream of doom and gloom to those already mentally vulnerable. What could possibly go wrong 🙂

KentN
Reply to  commieBob
September 6, 2021 6:25 pm

That is actually a good idea. Sue IPCC for overblown alarmism ruining peoples lives. Is there any doubt a good case could be made? Maybe include Climate Now too.
Seriously. Any attorneys ready to step up?

AndyHce
Reply to  commieBob
September 6, 2021 7:54 pm

Those types, by charter, are not only exempt from all taxes, they are exempt from the laws of almost all nations.

Alan
September 6, 2021 2:21 pm

Good grief is right.

Opus
September 6, 2021 2:23 pm

The cure is obvious: read WUWT.

Fraizer
Reply to  Opus
September 6, 2021 3:14 pm

No, Grief will be here in a minute to demonstrate his climate despair.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Fraizer
September 6, 2021 4:43 pm

A nonprofit organization called the Good Griff Network, a 10-step program inspired by the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous whose meetings provide “social and emotional support to people who feel overwhelmed about the state of the world…

😉

LdB
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
September 6, 2021 5:55 pm

The main message is if you have your solar powered LED light for night then your world is going to be so much better.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Fraizer
September 6, 2021 6:24 pm

The guy wets his bed when Arctic sea ice declines, and then wets his bed because it’s recovering, making his previous bedwetting look foolish … or something. Who knows?

Rich Davis
September 6, 2021 2:24 pm

Good Grief Network?

I guess you really can’t make this stuff up.

Richard Page
Reply to  Rich Davis
September 6, 2021 5:08 pm

Good grief Charlie Brown!

Rud Istvan
September 6, 2021 2:29 pm

WaPo failed to make me feel guilty about being a climate denier and upsetting Greta Thunberg. OTH, am really enjoying the sense of Schadenfreud such a stupid article delivered.

September 6, 2021 2:34 pm

…”Harry & Me-Again”.

Fantatastic, must remember that…can use it? It’s just so true.
Surely you can think up a good one for Charles too…

Richard Page
Reply to  Alastair Brickell
September 6, 2021 5:11 pm

Piers Morgan’s wife also refers to her as ‘Me-gain’ which is also quite appropriate.

Graham
Reply to  Alastair Brickell
September 6, 2021 8:29 pm

Hi Alastair ,
I hope you are safe in your bubble .( New Zealand lock down Joke )
Here in NZ we are going to educate students to become climate change believers .
At least the University of Waikato is launching a new degree of CLIMATE CHANGE.
Already universities here are teaching climate change lies which cannot be backed up by science in our agricultural degrees .
Are we going to end up with a lot of mental problems amongst these students ?

Sara
Reply to  Graham
September 7, 2021 1:38 pm

Well, what happens if the climate changes in the wrong direction,Graham?

I do not now, and never will, understand the manufactured horror that we have a warm, friendly planet to live on instead of an iceball with giant hairy elephants foraging on it.

Perhaps the real problem is that the people who pound the Warmian drum the loudest have never spent any time in real cold, with now resources to fall back on, and no way out of the area at all.

I think it would do them some good if that happened to them.

Rory Forbes
September 6, 2021 2:36 pm

You’ve ticked all the boxes except one, David. You didn’t mention the war on humour. ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus‘ could not be made today … and that’s a tragedy!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
September 6, 2021 2:37 pm

I don’t know who is most to blame

My $0.02 worth: I think the primary blame lies with the education establishment — it is rotten from top to bottom. For the last 40 years they have been producing a product of steadily declining quality while charging an ever increasing price. All the while managing to convince pretty much everyone that they need more and more of it.

Stopping all federal student loan guarantees would be a good start.

Peter W
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
September 6, 2021 4:59 pm

When I was at M.I.T graduate school in 1960, some professors there were seriously promoting and supporting socialism. I had a run-in with a female psychology professor on that matter.

Mr.
September 6, 2021 2:37 pm

It’s always the hypocrisy on display from the media that warrants the disdain most feel for them.

I think it was The Guardian fairly recently that was bemoaning the situation that people were needing psychologist support for climate dread.

Not a skerrick of admission in the article though that The Guardian itself (part of the Covering Climate Now alarmist cabal) was one of main boosters of climate alarmism porn

aussiecol
September 6, 2021 2:43 pm

Meanwhile…The planet is greener, less severe storms hitting landfall, sea level rise is not getting worse, Arctic ice is still there, polar bears are thriving, quality of life for humans has never been better…Yet the population is being brain washed to the extent that civilisation will cease to exist unless we can change the climate. Oh the despair.

M Courtney
September 6, 2021 2:52 pm

It’s the universities. They are the seminaries of the new faith.
See this Guardian article for evidence:
‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers | Environment | The Guardian

There is a reason why the 1st commandment forbids other Gods, even before the 6th. Murder is wrong (obviously). But it’s a one-off.

Other Gods lead to good intentions…. a road to Hell.

Solar Mutant Ninjaneer
September 6, 2021 2:56 pm

“Power-hungry Marxist politicians, hell-bent on destroying capitalism and controlling every aspect of our lives.”
Is what gives me “climate despair,” but not the way its supposed to. The climate will be fine. What we do about it in the name of “social justice,” could be catastrophic and is infinitely more likely than any man-made global warming scenario.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Solar Mutant Ninjaneer
September 6, 2021 4:58 pm

Elites, thinking they can fix the Earth’s climate, is the *real* scary part.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 5:34 pm

I’m pretty sure no one with a scintilla of intelligence and some knowledge of science really (especially the elites) believes any of it. It’s simply a convenient narrative to coerce favorable complicity from whomever has access to the cheque book or the ear of the great unwashed. “Climate change” is now an economic tool, a device.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 7, 2021 11:18 am

That’s scary enough, Tom, but them actually TRYING to “fix” it is scarier yet.

n.n
September 6, 2021 3:03 pm

The modern science of plausible, but not probable, and not actual, with an em-pathetic appeal and threats of extortion, are the modes and methods of social and political advocacy and activism, and cargo cult science, for-profit extraction from green or kneed populations.

H. D. Hoese
September 6, 2021 3:11 pm

“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will always hurt me.” Or is “I never made a mistake that was wrong” more appropriate. Actually this fits in with all the negativity in scientific papers, journalism, and junk like this.– From the University of Texas “Diversity Action Plan”–“Though our percentages reflect a majority of non-white students, diverse students are underrepresented in certain areas of study including business, engineering, and the sciences. …..Support the new Hate and Bias Incident Policy (HOP_9-1810) implemented in March 2017: This new policy applies to all UT Austin students, faculty, staff, university affiliates, visitors, and applicants for admission to or employment with the university and others conducting business on campus….” They just had a Supreme Court case on race where they may have been given them some relief, but are slow learners.

They need to go to the Texas border to see real pain.

Chris Hanley
September 6, 2021 3:22 pm

An oldie but a goodie:

Deano
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 7, 2021 12:36 am

Just STOP IT!!

Robert Bissett
Reply to  Chris Hanley
September 7, 2021 8:41 am

lol! Though he was gonna say “grow up!”

John Bell
September 6, 2021 3:22 pm

Just ran in to another liberal today, she paid lip service to ‘climate change’ and when i asked her how much it had warmed in the last 20 years she said she did not know the statistics, but of course she drives an SUV and uses fossil fuels every day. HYPOCRITE!

Mike Lowe
Reply to  John Bell
September 6, 2021 6:10 pm

So do many of we non-alarmists. And that does not make us liberal!

TonyG
Reply to  John Bell
September 7, 2021 11:21 am

They never know the details.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 6, 2021 3:30 pm

The stupidity demonstrated by so many today is what frightens me, certainly not the evil specters of rising CO2, melting poles, or (gasp) climate change. I’ve been kicking around long enough to have witnessed some unusual weather over the years but nothing so unusual that it worried me. It takes a special kind of stupid to look at the recent Hurricane Ida reports and believe the hype and then lose sleep over it or run to a shrink for hand-holding. Pretty much all of this stuff has happened in my lifetime, nothing really new here at all.

Tom
September 6, 2021 3:44 pm

So climate change worries are a mental health issue, hmmmm….

R Taylor
September 6, 2021 4:01 pm

Well, according to those who served in WWII, FUBAR is really just SNAFU.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  R Taylor
September 6, 2021 5:04 pm

FUBAR is what Joe Biden is doing to the United States.

Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 4:18 pm

From the article: “Some people are so upset over climate change they are suffering from mental health concerns considered “climate despair,” a new Washington Post report said.”

Michael Mann must be so proud.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 5:46 pm

Michael Mann’s behavior virtually screams sociopath. I don’t believe he even questions the morality of his behavior of gives it a second thought. Phil Jones might have been an altruist and considered “The Cause”, but Mann was solely motivated by what’s best for Mikey. His career would have been completely different had he not answered the plea: “will no one rid me of this troublesome warm period?” (thanks Henry II) with MBH (1998).

buggs
Reply to  John Garrett
September 6, 2021 6:15 pm

Change the scale on that graph from 0.1 to 1.0 and the trend all but disappears. That should matter.

I try to explain this to people – we live in a city that has an annual temperature variation of 80 C (-40 to +40 C; both extremes are rare). And they are getting worked up over less than 1.0 degrees of warming.

PaulH
September 6, 2021 4:28 pm

Or the depraved mental health “professionals” taking advantage of these witless fools.

Another source of income for the rent-a-friend industry.

Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 4:36 pm

From the article: ““Mental health professionals help people face reality, because we know living in denial can ruin a person’s life,” Lise Van Susteren wrote in a report by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica. “As the climate crisis unfolds, we see people whose anger, anxiety, and depression, caused by the shortcomings of a previous generation, prevent them from leading productive lives themselves,” Van Susteren is also the founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.”

I wonder what shortcomings she is talking about? Now they are trying to divide us by generations. Every generation has their smart percentage and their dumb percentage. Before blaming another generation for your predicament, you should probably look a little closer to home. like in your own mind. Perhaps your way of thinking is the problem, rather than it being caused by someone else.

Yes, living in denial can ruin people’s lives, but these people are not living in denial, they are living in a false, scary reality created specifically to scare them to the point of giving up their money and their freedom to their saviors at the UN IPCC.

These gullible people should wake up and smell the coffee. Do a little research. Visit WUWT and calm down.

The truth is out there. It’s just that some people come to depend on other people’s opinions and sometimes they are misled and freakout over imaginary terrors to come.

How does a True Believer psychologist calm the fears of a True Believer patient? The True Believer psychologist would harbor the same fears so would not be able to set the patient’s mind at ease. They would both agree that the solution is to convert the skeptics to their point of view so we can fix the climate.

It gets a little more ridiculous every day.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 5:58 pm

Perhaps your way of thinking is the problem, rather than it being caused by someone else.

Exactly! Any good psychologist/psychiatrist worthy of the name “Doctor” (do no harm) needs to 1st determine the degree of negative self talk the patient is demonstrating. How is she exacerbating her own condition with irrational fears? The second task for the good therapist is to determine the level of credulity, tractability and suggestibility of the patient. Van Susteren already knew that the cause of the anxiety is the constant gaslighting from fraudulent climate “science”, not our climate.

Anon
September 6, 2021 4:37 pm

Some people are so upset over climate change they are suffering from mental health?

I have seen a lot of people upset about a lot of things, but Climate Change is not one of them. I wonder where this poll was taken? A psychiatric ward?

Furthermore, they have not seen anything yet. Just getting to Net Zero will take sacrifice, but what will the next generation say when they discover that most of their electricity will be needed to extract C02 from the atmosphere to restore it to 300 ppm?

Richard Page
Reply to  Anon
September 6, 2021 5:17 pm

What will the next generation say when they discover that extracting CO2 from the atmosphere to restore it to 300 ppm is not necessary or desirable and will have a detrimental effect on the planet whilst having zero effect on climate?

DMA
September 6, 2021 4:43 pm

Climate dread is so counter intuitive. Everywhere in life news of reprieve of the dreaded impending terror is welcomed and shouted from the roof tops. Jimmy fell into the well-OhNo-but rejoice! Lassie is off to get the adult. It is the normal response to good news. But not in this “climate crisis”. Good news is choked off, ridiculed, and ignored in order to continue the drum beat of doom. They won’t even listen to there own if they slip off script like Shellenberger or Koonin. I am beginning to think they want everyone in dread and this is the current solution to that purpose so truth is not allowed a hearing.

Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 4:47 pm

From the article: “I don’t know who is most to blame”

I know who is most to blame: The Temperature Data Manipulators who have corrupted the the temperature profile of the Earth to make it appear that we are currently living in the hottest time in human history.

This is a total lie, but all the other categories that you listed above depend on this one Big Lie about the temperature profile in order to be able to spread the climate change scare propaganda.

If the bogus Hockey Stick global temperature chart goes away, all the scary scenarios go away.

The bogus, bastardized, instrument-era Hockey Stick Chart Lie is to blame for all these people’s mental health problems.

Expose the lie and they can go back to living their normal lives without fear of a climate disaster. First, we have to wise up the pychologists.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2021 6:04 pm

I know who is most to blame: The Temperature Data Manipulators who have corrupted the the temperature profile of the Earth

I can add one more very big lie … that this planet has a single climate that can be adversely affected by our behaviors. “Climate change” itself is meant to confuse people. It is not only meaningless; it’s an intentional appeal to ambiguity.

Tom Gelsthorpe
September 6, 2021 5:28 pm

That’s a good list of culprits. I’d say “All of the above” are guilty of peddling dishonest, doomsday propaganda.

As in “the whole nine yards,” Mr. Middleton has identified “the whole nine swine.”

SMC
September 6, 2021 5:46 pm

Leftism is a mental illness.

GUILLERMO SUAREZ
September 6, 2021 5:48 pm

Suffering from TMTOTH(TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS).Children are in need of corrective”Snap out of it” metaphorical slap across their faces, in the form of a large volcanic eruption , Earth quake , Tidal wave , Carrington Event level soar flare knocking out all social media services.I wonder if kids in Japan or Indonesia , or for that matter China , worry about the Too much Carbon Drivel?

michael hart
September 6, 2021 5:49 pm

“The Post cited heat warnings, wildfires, and floods in recent years as proof of climate change, which is “suddenly feeling a lot more real for many Americans who have not seen it up close until now, clinicians say, leading many to seek one-on-one therapy.”

One-on-one therapy? So that’s what they call it these days. I’ll bet there’s a few big swinging climatists keen to administer one-on-one climate therapy to the distressed bright young things at these many big parties they hold all around the world.

ATheoK
September 6, 2021 5:54 pm

Readers of the Wash poo Post?
Of course they’re despairing, they read the WashPo for their biased news culled of reality.

Read through and failed to see any reference to how the Washpoo surveyed citizens for their mental situations…

No surveys? All invented feelings?
No surprise from Washpoo propaganda.

Duane
September 6, 2021 6:04 pm

Young people are always more susceptible to social brainwashing … it takes several decades for most people to have been fooled often enough to develop a reliable bullshit detector. Some folks never do … and a minority of young people do develop their bullshit detectors early on.

Young people, every generation in human history, believes their parents effed everything up … and that they alone invented sex, drugs, and racy music. Then by the time they are parents of older children, the world looks rather different, and more predictable.

I grew up in the late 50s and 60s when nuclear Armageddon was a very real threat to human existence, and the mass destruction and horrors of the Second World War was still a fresh memory for our parents, and polio and tuberculosis were still ravaging the population … unlike current made-up threats like global warming, genetically modified organisms, vaccines, and other such moronic socialized fears. Life apparently is so g-damned easy and cushy for most of us that they have to invent fake fears, instead of real threats.

Tom Gelsthorpe
Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2021 8:10 pm

I grew up in those 50s & 60s, with fear of the H-Bomb. The H-Bombs are still there, the risk hasn’t vanished, but people don’t worry about them much anymore. They got doomsday fatigue.

Climate doomsday fatigue will set in someday, as well. It’s been thirty years of escalating rhetoric — but nothing much has changed weather-wise. Storm frequency and severity have not appreciably increased or decreased.

Let’s hope fatigue sets in soon, and people can get back to living with less fear.

H.R.
September 6, 2021 7:01 pm

Just who are these people that suffer from climate despair?!?

Can’t they just obsess over acne or ingrown toenails or the heartbreak of psoriasis or something?

Good lord! I hope their pet hamster never dies. They’ll tie up the su!cide hotline for hours.

Sheesh! 🙄

John F Hultquist
Reply to  H.R.
September 6, 2021 8:30 pm

I had a student, years ago, miss a couple of days of class because her mother called to tell her the pet hamster died.
Color me stunned.

September 6, 2021 7:09 pm

Tell us Dave, if Talos is not responsible for the spill, why is it paying for cleanup in the Gulf?
.
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Hurricane-Ida-Oil-Spill-Busted-Pipeline-Gulf-Coast-16437725.php
.
Feeling guilty?

H.R.
Reply to  Ronald Stein
September 6, 2021 8:05 pm

I’m having trouble seeing how that ties into climate despair, Ronald, but I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.


On second thought, nahhh…. oil spills have nothing to do with climate despair.

What does Talos have to do with climate propaganda? 🤷‍♂️

Signed,
Puzzled in Peoria

John F Hultquist
Reply to  H.R.
September 6, 2021 8:34 pm

R. Stein has a problem and he needs to seek one-on-one therapy.
Please do not stress him further.

H.R.
Reply to  John F Hultquist
September 6, 2021 8:38 pm

10-4

2hotel9
Reply to  Ronald Stein
September 7, 2021 4:12 am

Apparently you do feel guilty, for what is the question. Your self loathing and hate are signs you need serious help.

ResourceGuy
September 6, 2021 7:56 pm

It’s the Climate Dark Ages to go along with the Islamic Dark Ages. There is hope for science but unfortunately it may come in China, not the declining West.

SAMURAI
September 6, 2021 8:59 pm

The hilarious photo of the illiterate “birthing person” (now anti-woke to say woman) holding an “Eco Warrior Worrior” sign optimizes the pathetic state of our educational system and why this silly CAGW hoax still is taken seriously by so many young people despite overwhelming empirical evidence showing it’s already a disconfirmed hypothesis…

America is now ranked around 30th in the world in math, science and language skills, despite spending the most per pupil in the world on “education”…

US Public schools have become re-education camps churning out illiterate and uneducated kids who are anti-American pro-Marxist “Eco-Worriers”…

Oh, goody…

No nation can survive long with such a failed education system…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  SAMURAI
September 6, 2021 10:49 pm

I agree with your entire post except misnaming “our education system”. It’s a ‘public schooling system’ intended to subordinate children to the state. Education is an after thought, except were professional schools are concerned, like Law, Engineering and Commerce/Accounting. Education faculties are now actively promoting Marxism and indoctrination techniques (but using disguised language).

SAMURAI
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 7, 2021 2:26 am

Even university: law, business, engineering, commerce, finance, medical departments are being corrupted by Marxist WOKE agendas and churning out little Marxists…

Moreover, China is now graduating 450,000 PhDs and 2.5 million Masters students/year, most of which are in STEM fields, compared to the US which is graduating 200,000 PhDs and 400,000 Masters degrees/yr, many in worthless fields such as Gender Studies, Woman’s Studies, Black Studies, etc….

Leftists have screwed us so royally…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  SAMURAI
September 7, 2021 10:55 am

[…] are being corrupted by Marxist WOKE agendas and churning out little Marxists…

And that is what chills me the most. No wonder China is feeling so cocky and acting so aggressively these days. It’s only a matter of time before they cut off the West from the flow of the cheap goods we’re so addicted to.

Leftists have screwed us so royally…

But like all true believers, they’ve also screwed themselves. The benefits of their derangement are fleeting. Socialism can’t work in the long run.

Mike Maguire
September 6, 2021 10:02 pm
Mike Maguire
September 6, 2021 10:12 pm

With regards to hurricane Ida and climate change:

The severe storms and extreme rains in the Northeast were especially caused by the -NAO,
cold upper level trough in Southeast Canada that extended down to the Northeastern US.

It picked up the remnants of Ida and destabilized the air mass.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/74503/#74533

Anthony Banton
Reply to  Mike Maguire
September 7, 2021 12:05 pm

It may well have done. But the precipitation water content had it’s source in the GoM.

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Anthony Banton
September 7, 2021 2:45 pm

“It may well have done. But the precipitation water content had it’s source in the GoM.”

Yes Anthony. That’s why I dialed in a 7% increase in the rain amounts vs a system from 100 years ago/ 1 deg. cooler, all things being equal.

However, you overlook the fact that oceans cover over 2/3rds of the planet and almost all the moisture everywhere, all the time in the atmosphere comes from them.

Yet it’s only raining or snowing in a small % of that area because it takes areas of rising motion caused by weather systems and wind to generate the rain or snow. A cold weather pattern was the system that caused it this time(-NAO cold upper level trough)

With that being the case, its scientifically dishonest to say that climate change caused this because climate change is caused by global warming and this weather pattern, featured an anti warming pattern(-NAO).

The accurate and honest way to describe it is that climate change likely increased the amount of rains this natural weather system generated by 7%………….based on the 1 deg. C warmer air holding that much more moisture.

The current reporting of the event, gives one the impression that none of it would have happened without climate change. How about 93% as bad without climate change.

Of course damage from excessive rains doesn’t go up linearly with increasing rain totals, so maybe the damage is more than 7% more?
The first 2 inches, for instance, likely don’t cause many issues. Every inch you add to that, causes an increasing amount of damage in some cases but each case is different.

Here’s an article that you will like:

Half of the Year’s Rain Falls on Earth in Just 12 Days
https://www.livescience.com/64129-earth-rain-12-days.html

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Mike Maguire
September 7, 2021 3:45 pm

Speaking of being scientifically honest……….and objective.

For most life on this greening planet, the current climate is a climate OPTIMUM, not a crisis.
That will be the case for at least another 2 deg.C warmer.
There will be slightly heavier rains, some slightly stronger hurricanes and slightly hotter heat waves. That’s all we hear about.

If we took the climate back to where it was 100 years ago, with 100 ppm less CO2 and -1 deg C from where it is in 2021, you would know real fast just how wonderful the current climate OPTIMUM is.
Crop production would plunge at least 20% just from the loss of the CO2(around -1% for every -5 ppm CO2) and the colder temps would cause shorter growing seasons-later planting and earlier killing freezes and yes, more droughts/less rains in the growing season.

Global food supplies would be drawn down to nothing, with the markets going into a rationing mode. Food prices would at least triple, possibly a billion people would starve within 3-5 years.

However, we would have 7% less rain in high end rain events like this lasta one in the Northeast…………..saving, how many lives? Many thousands on the planet in 5 years?

Which one is more important?

Obviously, we don’t have the option of going back to the 1921 climate(than God) but climate change has been much more beneficial than detrimental to life.

The media and governments dwell on the negative impacts of climate change and completely ignore the much more important benefits.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/62784/#62791

September 6, 2021 10:48 pm

Listening to the Washington Post is like asking Joe Biden for advice on Afghanistan. The Post has lost all credibility since being bought out by the Democrats. Never trust anything they print, they’ve got barrels of ink, but no brains.

fretslider
September 6, 2021 11:57 pm

Mental health professionals are generally more unhinged than those they purport to treat

IPCRESS works – just st ask griff

Joao Martins
September 7, 2021 3:03 am

David: great list of “doubts” to finish this post! Excellent to stimulate a rational approach to the subject!

Peter Morris
September 7, 2021 4:10 am

This is why I say we’ll all end up on trains.

It’ll make these lunatics “feel better” if we’re all safely in one convenient spot.

2hotel9
September 7, 2021 4:14 am

The left is throwing fits that they have the right to kill babies using our tax dollars, so driving young kids into suicide is just ducky with them.

Dennis G Field
September 7, 2021 4:16 am

Climate Change Terrorists!!!

Bruce Cobb
September 7, 2021 8:57 am

Yeah, I believe that’s called Climate Bedwetter’s Syndrome (CBS). The cure is actual knowledge about climate, but you know what, part of the syndrome is an extreme aversion to facts and truth, so it is self-perpetuating. The Climate Bedwetters actually prefer wallowing in their hysteria, indeed, they wear it as a badge of honor. Because they “care” so much about the planet and future generations.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 7, 2021 11:24 am

Some people just need drama in their lives. Any kind of drama. Climate Change will do until something more dramatic comes along.

TonyG
September 7, 2021 9:29 am

The people seeking counseling for “climate despair” wouldn’t last a day in a world without the fossil fuels and petroleum products they rail against.

ResourceGuy
September 7, 2021 11:26 am

They will do well in the Taliban re-education camps with arranged marriages. It will only take a few weeks of “adjustment.”

Sara
September 7, 2021 1:08 pm

In that list of “who’s at fault”, it’s simpler to say “all of those on this list”. They’re after two things: power and money. Power can slip through your fingers in the blink of an eye, and money is worthless except when you need it to start a fire to cook or bake or keep warm.

The thunderstorm that went over my house an hour or so ago is more potent than anything these egocentrics have, despite their insistence on deluding themselves and trying to drag others along with them.

John Garrett
September 11, 2021 6:00 am

NPR is at it again. Mencken was right; this is precisely the sort of crap you’d expect from a “commonwealth of morons.”
“Climate Change Is Making Natural Disasters Worse — Along With Our Mental Health”
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/11/1035241392/climate-change-disasters-mental-health-anxiety-eco-grief

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John Garrett
September 11, 2021 11:00 am

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/11/1035241392/climate-change-disasters-mental-health-anxiety-eco-grief 

That may be the funniest goddamn thing I’ve ever read or heard on NPR. They really are a bunch of nitwits.

Basically, NPR has spent the last two decades broadcasting climate propaganda, scary climate stories, cherry-picked weather events as evidence and outright fiction—  and now that they’ve scared the bejesus out of the bedwetters and anxiety-disordered who are its core audience, NPR is trying to ameliorate the damage it has caused.

…and you wonder why people regard NPR reporting on climate as a joke ??

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