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Are you suffering from climate change anxiety?

March 26, 2019

By Paul Homewood

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https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/are-you-suffering-from-climate-change-anxiety/p073zgqd 

An incredibly sad film about three young and obviously intelligent people who are suffering from “climate change anxiety”.

One of the guys sums up the whole thing, when he says:

“We are already seeing coastal city flooding, we are already seeing forest fires, we are already seeing flash floods, we’re seeing tornadoes”.

If it is true that more people are suffering this anxiety, the fault lies squarely with the BBC and its fellow travellers, who have relentlessly pushed unjustified alarmism, fake news and failed to offer a balanced, fact based coverage.

 

I’m no psychologist! But it seems to me that the basis of treating any anxiety or phobia is to get the patient to look at the realities of the situation, rather than their illusions.

If the guy who made the above statement was given the actual facts about sea level rise, forest fires, floods and tornadoes, he would quickly come to realise that these are natural events and have little to do with climate change.

Instead the BBC’s dopey psychologist who talks to them simply indulges their irrational fears.

42 Comments
  1. March 26, 2019 11:39 am

    It’s been said many times before – this is child abuse. But the BBC is good at that.

    • March 26, 2019 4:28 pm

      Let’s not go there! Abuse of the mind in this case.

      Instead the BBC’s dopey psychologist who talks to them simply indulges their irrational fears.

      BBC policy is to promote and encourage irrational climate fears. They seem proud of this behaviour.

  2. Philip Hirst permalink
    March 26, 2019 11:40 am

    There were some women on BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” yesterday (March 25) who said they were on birth strike because of climate change!

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      March 26, 2019 2:42 pm

      They’ve withdraw their labour eh!

    • bobn permalink
      March 26, 2019 4:38 pm

      I approve. Anyone so mentally deranged, as to avoid pregnancy due to climatephobia, is doing the human race a service!

  3. Hivemind permalink
    March 26, 2019 11:43 am

    Do you see how heavily rugged up they are? And for some reason they’re scared of a couple of degrees of extra warmth? They’re totally delusional !

  4. quaesoveritas permalink
    March 26, 2019 11:45 am

    It appears that some humans have an “anxiety deficit”, which they must fill with something.
    As life as life in general gets safer, “climate change” fulfils that role.
    The younger generations don’t realise that the world is a inherently dangerous place because society attempts to remove all risks.
    Of all the anxieties I have, “climate change” is no one of them.
    It was for a couple of years, until I started to question the propaganda.

    • quaesoveritas permalink
      March 26, 2019 11:46 am

      “NOT one of them”

    • dearieme permalink
      March 26, 2019 11:55 am

      I refer to it as Conservation of Fretting.

  5. NeilC permalink
    March 26, 2019 11:54 am

    As these young people, up to age 22 at the minimum, have not experienced any more heat, flooding, drought, storms, fires (what ever that has to do with climate change) or sea level rise above normal. As per facts.

    Their anxiety, if it is real, is purely driven from propaganda fed to them by the education system, politicians, and the media. They should sue all these establshments.

  6. RICHARD JARMAN permalink
    March 26, 2019 12:05 pm

    Sad to think that the BBC sees fit to describe these fatuous comments as ideas

  7. Tony Budd permalink
    March 26, 2019 12:12 pm

    As noted previously, back in the early 90s I met a group of young campaigners on one of the central London bridges holding placards showing that by the turn of the century (i.e. within a decade) sea level rise would have lifted the Thames up to the height of the bridge. At least their campaign must have halted sea-level rise till now…

    • RICHARD JARMAN permalink
      March 26, 2019 12:27 pm

      Beyond the Fringe satirised this – how many years ago!

  8. March 26, 2019 12:23 pm

    How long will it be before the first “climate suicide”? I remember some commenters on the Guardian salivating at the prospect of El Nino deaths, to help further the cause, no doubt there are some who will celebrate the first suicide.

    • RICHARD JARMAN permalink
      March 26, 2019 12:48 pm

      Perhaps we need to sacrifice a few psychologists to assuage the climate change gods

    • bobn permalink
      March 26, 2019 4:48 pm

      Unfortunately we have seen the first mass murder terrorism in part driven by climate alarmism. The left-wing nutter who committed mass murder in Christchurch described himself as an ‘ecofascist’ and wrote about his anger at the destruction of the climate and environment. There’s now a terrorist group in the UK called ‘extinction rebellion’ which is fomenting violence. The BBC will soon have blood on its hands.

  9. quaesoveritas permalink
    March 26, 2019 12:27 pm

    I have just watched the video.
    It’s a spoof, isn’t it?

  10. Sheri permalink
    March 26, 2019 12:32 pm

    “we are already seeing forest fires, we are already seeing flash floods, we’re seeing tornadoes”

    No kidding, you foolish, uneducated, braindead creatures. It’s called REALITY and it’s been that way since the Earth had water, atmosphere and land. That you are so incredibly stupid and uneducated speaks to the pathetic change in humans, not climate. I swear, another generation and we’ll be tossing young women in volcanoes to get better crops and stop the violent weather. That’s how incredibly stupid we are devolving to.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      March 26, 2019 1:08 pm

      For the first time in modern history, mankind is regressing. Painful to watch and costly to experience. Given that these people are so thick, you wonder if it worth leaving them anything at all.

    • quaesoveritas permalink
      March 26, 2019 1:12 pm

      The person saying that was described as an “artist”.
      Perhaps he would benefit from actually studying the climate and weather.

      • europeanonion permalink
        March 26, 2019 6:40 pm

        Not responding to the facts rather responding to the propaganda. It is one of those ‘obviously’ sort of things that hordes of people are throwing into conversations. Without provable facts only insinuation and the services of those that have their own agendas, people are beginning to see danger signs in everything. Better a scorched earth policy removing any possible cause for whatever is being fomented. A dangerous practice that will alight on those that will not see the light. We are past the stage of opinion in the minds of some which is why people are so antagonistic towards such ideas as might be expressed here. To the BBC mindset, with its eminent commentators in every field of human endeavour this is the propaganda outlet (and, probably, paid for by their erstwhile targets, capital and oil).

        Where in history has a broadcaster formed an opinion and disseminated it in this way? Do they do the same with other subjects, the news for instance? Only transmitting that which they agree with? They have originated a story made it sacrosanct and then issued critiques based on their opinion to the exception of all else.

        I remember Orson Welles creating a stir with his Mars invasion but outside that piece of theatre I struggle for another examples of the public being panicked to conjure with the public’s susceptibilities. Surely what they have done is to create a political platform, become a political entity, how has that been allowed? What is more insulting is that they are spreading their manifesto with my money.

  11. March 26, 2019 12:46 pm

    The BBC and MSM have a heavy responsibility for this sort of dangerous nonsense hysteria.

  12. March 26, 2019 1:18 pm

    This is hopeless. How can a therapist treat an irrational anxiety when she clearly has it herself?

  13. Paul permalink
    March 26, 2019 1:57 pm

    Just reading how the US MSM should be apologising to the American people for promoting lies (Trump Russia collusion) night after night for 22months now the Muellor report has said there is no collusion.
    Perhaps Mueller should head over here to the UK and report on the climate change industry and its MSM promoters night after night of lies …… If only it was just 22 months!

  14. John Palmer permalink
    March 26, 2019 2:20 pm

    Lord Reith must have been turning in his grave for the last 25 years at least, but with the flood (sorry) of recent offerings from this once admirable organisation, he must be positively spinning.
    Very sad…. I now actively avoid having to listen to the Beeb.

  15. March 26, 2019 2:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  16. subtle2 permalink
    March 26, 2019 3:17 pm

    The emotions of the Left on “Global Warming” are interesting. As with people you know and can’t avoid. Relatives.
    They are very anxious and at times distressed about “Global Warming”. Myself, as a geologist, I explain that in the real world there is no problem. Of course explained thoroughly.
    The response is anger.
    Then on the inevitable hot spell in the summer, or when the MSM publishes a bogus chart:
    They are smug and pleased.
    Bob Hoye

    • Sheri permalink
      March 26, 2019 4:02 pm

      All you can do is keep telling the truth. Sadly, you cannot make people accept it or even want to hear it. While many times I get frustrated, I know that no matter how stupid or foolish or angry people get, I still have to tell the truth. I can’t lie and I can’t play along. Honest people just have to deal with that.

  17. quaesoveritas permalink
    March 26, 2019 3:48 pm

    More insanity!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-oxfordshire-47709552/climate-change-petition-oxford-students-campaign-for-better-teaching-on-subject.

    One of the things mentioned in the video is the amount of plastic in the ocean.
    What has that got to do with “climate change”?

    • Sheri permalink
      March 26, 2019 4:34 pm

      There is a group called 4Oceans that claim to be cleaning up the oceans.

      • quaesoveritas permalink
        March 26, 2019 4:39 pm

        But its still NOT “climate change”.
        Its a completely separate environmental issue and the two shouldn’t be conflated.

    • March 26, 2019 5:05 pm

      Blackwells bookshop in Oxford, the premier one for academic textbooks, had many copies a few months ago of a Mickey Mouse book by Wadhams, about the end of arctic sea ice, so some students at Oxford (possibly the ex-poly) are probably already getting what these students crave.

  18. saparonia permalink
    March 26, 2019 4:16 pm

    The climate changes All The Time and It Always Has and Always Will!!! Why do people still watch BBC? Their alarmist attitude is to cause distress and hopelessness.

    Soon, the fat cats think, we will submit our autonomy and right to live on our planet and we will all lie down and die. That’s why they are filling us and our children with chemicals, injections that are unecessary and teaching bullshit.

    It really is up to each and every one of us to talk about things wherever we are, educate and be educated about how to live and survive this Super Grand Solar Minimum. Much better to use passive resistance than hand it to them on a plate.

  19. Athelstan. permalink
    March 26, 2019 5:29 pm

    watching the BS broadcasting crackden is egregiously mind bogglingly depressing for any age group that’s why I had to give it up.

    My life is so much better now, in fact I gave up sky, UK media in general and the loonies running caliphate4 too, now I see things back in their correct and proper perspective.

  20. Rowland P permalink
    March 26, 2019 5:46 pm

    This is the last straw for me. They are not getting another penny.

  21. manicbeancounter permalink
    March 26, 2019 8:43 pm

    It is not just a failure to look at the facts that feeds their anxiety. The “treatment” is to personally reduce their emissions by going vegan, or turning down the heating by a couple of degrees. Anyone with sense of perspective would soon see that personal emissions reductions would have virtually zero impact on global emissions. Even the UK cutting global emissions would have little marginal impact. So even if future CAGW were true, reducing living standards now would not be offset by future benefits later. This is the conclusion reached by applying Nobel Laureate William Nordhaus’s model (based on the IPCC) to prospective climate mitigation policies under the Paris Agreement.

    https://manicbeancounter.com/2019/03/15/nobel-laureate-william-nordhaus-demonstrates-that-climate-mitigation-will-make-a-nation-worse-off/

    The other alternative for those suffering from climate change anxiety is to explore the evidence for how the emerging signs of the coming climate cataclysm in terms of type, magnitude, location and timing. By concentrating on specifics they might help prevent human suffering and help prevent useless policies that will make more miserable the lives of the people now and in the near future.

  22. Joe Public permalink
    March 26, 2019 11:58 pm

  23. quaesoveritas permalink
    March 27, 2019 8:57 am

    There was an item about global co2 emissions on the BBC News Channel yesterday, although I have been unable to find anything on the BBC website:

    https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-energy-linked-co2-emissions-hit-record-high-in-2018/a-48060649

    During the item on the there was an interview with Mary Robinson who said:

    “I’m very glad that school children and young people are getting very angry, they’re are tell us that its not fair to them.

    They’re are telling us about, if you like, intergenerational injustice, that they are not going to have a proper future, in fact they may not have any future at all, at the rate we are going.”

    “they may not have any future at all at the rate we are going”

    How can she justify such an alarmist statement?

    It is claims like this which are behind “climate anxiety”.

  24. Kelvin Vaughan permalink
    March 27, 2019 10:11 am

    I calculate the rise in the CET Maximum temperature since 1929 is 0.15C. The method I used is as follows.

    1. Find the relationship between sunshine hours and Maximum Temperature (0.009)
    2. Multiply the temperature by 0.009
    3. Subtract the result from the Maximum temperature
    4. What you have left is the warming caused by factors other than sunshine hours.
    5. Assume the other factors are just CO2
    6. Subtract the minimum of this from the this other caused warming
    7. What you have left is the rise in temperature since 1929 due to factors other than sunshine hours
    8. For the England Data this is a rise of 0.15C.

    Does that make sense?

  25. March 27, 2019 10:12 am

    The artist who was worried about coastal flooding, forest fires etc is Nik Thakkar. He has a blog where he occasionally worries about the planet, but not often. e.g.
    http://karlismyunkle.com/2019/02/13/luxury-last-forever/
    The dichotomy between sustainability and luxury has never been more polarising than today. At a point where many of us are chronically aware of the somewhat bleak nature of the future of our planet, we are asking ourselves what we can do to help on a daily basis. I love luxury… in the same sense though, I want to do what I can to protect our planet from further destruction, to reduce my carbon and plastic footprint. Working with BBC and National Geographic last year really helped me share my message, but it’s not always about alienating and deconstructing luxury, but understanding its purpose in our universe … That said, I wanted to share a post about Kilian and their manifesto of “Luxury Should Last Forever“. This is rooted in their expansion of refillable perfumes and shower gels…
    As you know, I am always experimenting with different scents and sensory experiences, and currently I am addicted to Kilian’s incredible Gold Knight which contrasts the addictive dark sensuousness of patchouli with the effervescent brightness of bergamot, and warm golden shimmer of vanilla and anise. It holds a regal scent with an almost Eastern meditative element and comes in a gold armoured outer case…
    By “working with the BBC” I think he means talking through his climate depression with the psychologist lady.

  26. JCalvertN permalink
    March 28, 2019 6:01 pm

    One of the most annoying things about the BBC is that when they publish a load garbage like this, the reader cannot leave any comment.

    The Indy, the Graunaiad, etc also publish garbage, but at least their readers can can express their scepticism and dissent (and there are usually a great many doing so).

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