Yeah, I got Issues about Climate Change.. Turns out a Lot of People do..

I can sympathise with this.
(Note: the comment thread is revealing, too.)

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change.

Most hard-hit are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet’s long-term health, said the study published this week in the journal Global Environmental Change.

Symptoms include restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy.

“Climate change is a persistent global stressor,” said Sabrina Helm, lead author of the paper and professor of family and consumer sciences at the University of Arizona.

Risks to mental health from climate change are a “creeping development,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Due to climate change, scientists predict sea levels are on track to surge as temperatures rise, posing threats such as deadly heat, extreme weather and land swallowed by rising water.

World leaders mobilized…

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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7 Responses to Yeah, I got Issues about Climate Change.. Turns out a Lot of People do..

  1. Eric Alagan says:

    Why is your room such a mess – I’m so depressed about climate change
    Why are you always late for work – I’m so depressed about climate change
    When do you plan to get this done – Can’t you see, I’m so depressed about climate change
    When will you stop being so cynical – What? Oh, I see, but you already know my answer.

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  2. John Crapper says:

    There is a need for a positive message with climate change. Doom and gloom doesn’t sell. It’s easy really. Use the sun the the fullest extent possible as fast as possible. Improve air quality, water quality, soil quality and economic opportunity all at the same time. Just not that hard to formulate and sell a message.

    Just as Shock Doctrine disaster capitalism swoops in to privatize economic systems environmentalists need to work together to bring a positive program to disaster areas that individualize/renewalize their energy needs.

    It’s just not that hard to create hope with this issue.

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    • pendantry says:

      I’m really glad that you feel that way, Your Crappiness. As for me, even with all the good news about the uptake of solar and wind power, I really don’t think it’s happening — or can happen — fast enough to make any real difference. You only have to look at the US situation (their government is in total denial) and the UK (too hung up on Brexit to do anything meaningful in other areas) to realise that this bus we’re on not only isn’t going fast enough, it’s not even going to the right stop….

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      • John Crapper says:

        I also feel the way you do. If we ever get some leadership from somewhere to champion this issue in a positive framework things could change quickly (not quickly enough for some major shit to come down however). Living in the US I certainly agree with our current situation.

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  3. My view is that we could choose to stop worrying about the bigger picture & do all we can today & everyday to live responsibly by choosing cleaner, sustainable energy, reducing our footprint, less waste, walking more than driving, eating food produced locally (as far as possible) using less resources (things that we don’t actually need.) These things are not idealistic clap trap but an easily achievable change in our mindset for daily living in action. We don’t have to live in Ashrams to achieve these things we can mindfully do them everyday. Absolutely no-one actually knows whether it’s too late or not but by prevaricating on taking action it can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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