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Climate Hysteria: Rising Number Of Children Treated For ‘Eco-Anxiety’

September 16, 2019

By Paul Homewood

 

From GWPF:

 

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Protests by groups such as Extinction Rebellion, the recent fires in the Amazon and apocalyptic warnings by the teenage activist Greta Thunberg have prompted a “tsunami” of young people seeking help.

A group of psychologists working with the University of Bath says it is receiving a growing volume of enquiries from teachers, doctors and therapists unable to cope.

The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told The Daily Telegraph some children complaining of eco-anxiety have even been given psychiatric drugs.

The body is campaigning for anxiety specifically caused by fear for the future of the planet to be recognised as a psychological phenomenon.

However, they do not want it classed as a mental illness because, unlike standard anxiety, the cause of the worry is “rational” (sic!).

“A lot of parents are coming into therapy asking for help with the children and it has escalated a lot this summer,” said Caroline Hickman, a teaching fellow at Bath and a CPA executive.

“The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different.

“The fear is of environmental doom – that we’re all going to die.”

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What can we do? Simple – explain the facts to kids, and they will soon realise there is no “climate catastrophe”.

It really is tragic how children’s mental health is being put at risk by the lies and propaganda at the heart of the climate scare.

37 Comments
  1. September 16, 2019 2:07 pm

    A Dalton minimum is imminent. The ice is returning. Winter is coming. Prepare!

  2. Broadlands permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:16 pm

    Climate anxiety is predicated on the view, the belief that a warmer climate and extreme weather is imminent…right around the corner. “Urgent” moves to stop it are rarely placed in context with the plans to accomplish it… Twelve years?? By 2050? These timelines need to be quantified. Amounts of CO2 to be lowered and removed in tons per year. Total years to reach Net-zero and years to lower and store CO2 to reach 350 ppm. It is likely that these very large numbers would lower anxiety and provide questions as to the reality of the Paris plans.

  3. Saighdear permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

    Yes I know that winter’s coming – maybe earlier and more severe than “forecast”, BUT oh oh oh my head ! I am completely stressed out wih all this anxiety talk. I am he child of my parents too -and don’t believe in all this garbag – so Pleeeeeease don’t count me in – even if I am one of the 48.97% who want to remain in disagreement with climate change in ANY type or form. 😉

  4. rah permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:22 pm

    What do you expect when the mother of the new climate icon of the alarmists says her daughter can see CO2?

  5. rah permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:23 pm

    Just let the Children of the UK play in the snow this winter.

    • Henning Nielsen permalink
      September 16, 2019 6:31 pm

      But the UK children won’t know what snow is. How can they play with it then? A climate research project along the lines of “Basic instruction for playing in winter conditions which are weather, and not climate-related”, is urgently required!

  6. GeoffB permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:29 pm

    A friends son (8 years) was having nightmares about Walrus hurtling off cliffs, after the Attenborough documentary. I just wish someone, with cash to spare, would take out injunctions against the green looney doom merchants. Maybe we could crowdfund it.

    • Henning Nielsen permalink
      September 16, 2019 6:33 pm

      Well, well, it could have been worse. As long as they don’t have wet, exciting dreams of walruses falling off cliffs…

  7. Joe Public permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:30 pm

    There’s heaps of publicity about a certain 16-year old with mental health issues who has boasted how fearful she now is about our ever-changing climate.

  8. charles Wardrop permalink
    September 16, 2019 2:58 pm

    It’s cruelty to children,shovelling a load of cr@p over them, anto adults, robbing them!

    • George L permalink
      September 16, 2019 3:32 pm

      I remember my son having come home from school after seeing Al Gore’s movie. Total scare tactic to promote a scam.

  9. September 16, 2019 3:17 pm

    This is Child abuse big style, and I suspect the Schools are in the main, the start of it. After all Children are at school longer than at home.

  10. NeilC permalink
    September 16, 2019 3:24 pm

    https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/caroline-hickman

    This is her website at Bath University.

    If she only pointed out to her child patients, that in reality, for the last 20+years, there has been no indication of climate change in the UK. No change in temperature, pressure, humidity, rainfall (volume or duration), sunshine, wind speed. These are facts based on observations. But of course they only deal in computer models and not reality.

  11. Marmaduke Jinks permalink
    September 16, 2019 3:35 pm

    Climate change, if real, may change habitats: some for the better, some for the worse. It is certainly not an existential crisis.
    And yet when I was growing up the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction and the prospect of nuclear conflict were real and, yes, existential.
    However I don’t remember a huge mental health crisis back then.

    • Russ Wood permalink
      September 17, 2019 5:24 pm

      My wife, who was a child in Canada in the 60’s, remembers being afraid that when she went to school, she wouldn’t see her family again. The ‘Great Nuclear Threat’ was probably being pushed as hard as ‘Climate Change’ is today – but with more reason behind it. And as far as the UK was concerned, it was the Americans hyping up the Cuba Nuke threat. Europe had been living on Russia’s doorstep for too long to worry much.
      I think the difference was that in those days (creak, creak) we were educated enough to see through the doom-criers threats!

  12. NeverReady permalink
    September 16, 2019 3:49 pm

    Child Abuse, plain and simple.

    Lets all tell 9-year old children that they will be dead by the time they are 25 because of adults. Do it in the street, in the school, at friends parties. See if you get arrested…

  13. edwardrodolph1891 permalink
    September 16, 2019 4:00 pm

    How we wish there WAS some global warming due soon. Cool, damp and miserable here, yet again!

  14. Ian Cook permalink
    September 16, 2019 4:08 pm

    True thing. Stress is usually caused by things you can’t control. For kids with their undeveloped personalities and mental faculties, they will be unable to understand the enormity of the ‘threat’ and overwhelmed by the total inability to do anything about it. Thunberg, her parents and all the rest are disgusting human beings, absolutely devoid of any morals. Global warming is definitely out of control; that is of the people who claimed it was happening and then it didn’t.

  15. September 16, 2019 4:11 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Is it any wonder when teachers and parents march with their kids “to save the planet” amplified by the media and politicians who are deeply in bed with the doomsday cultists. It’s disgusting and shameful. The only saving needed is from the quasi religious cult of eugenicists and their acolytes. 😡

  16. Crowcatcher permalink
    September 16, 2019 4:34 pm

    I’m all in favour of school children striking over global warming provided :-
    they give up their smartphones and tablets;
    close all their social media accounts;
    insist on walking or cycling to school;
    never wear throw away fashion clothing;
    make sure they learn about the long and the short carbon cycles;
    never drink Coca Cola or patronise MacDonalds;
    promise never to fly to a holiday;
    make sure they have no more than two children.
    Then I’llbelieve they mean what they say.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      September 16, 2019 4:48 pm

      So travelling across the Atlantic in a completely synthetic Racing Yacht with a desiel back up engine, while some members of the crew fly doesn’t cut it for you?

      • Crowcatcher permalink
        September 16, 2019 5:04 pm

        Oh, indeed it does.
        I find the utter hypocrisy of CC protagonists including the precious Greta and her entourage absolutely astounding.

    • Johansen permalink
      September 17, 2019 9:24 pm

      A good beginning would be striking on Saturdays instead of Fridays

  17. September 16, 2019 5:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.press.

  18. Sheri permalink
    September 16, 2019 5:04 pm

    Considering I read England put a ONE year old child on anti-depressants (I believe, doing this from memory) and we are butchering our children and drugging them so they can pretend to be a different sex than they are, I would say most of the planet hates their children and abuses them on a regular basis. Any society that so abuses their children, so lacks love and concern for them, is DOOMED. We’re well on the way over that cliff.

  19. September 16, 2019 6:08 pm

    What a shame! Our self-proclaimed scientific “elite” is completely hooked on the ipcc’s doom&gloom hockestick parade, building their careers on the CO2-hoax, claiming everyone who thinks differently is a Nazi etc… With the growing hysteria they are poisoning the minds of our youngsters, everywhere in western countries… we have nice marches and rallies every friday in our cities with crazed kids jumping up and down for a climate change, kids becoming psychotic …. And meanwhile the climate doesn’t care and just continues as if nothing happened. These are crazy times.

  20. Alec Gwynn permalink
    September 16, 2019 7:07 pm

    I could not agree more, have been saying this for years, its utterly ridiculous to be scaring anyone , especially Children, especially about something that simply does not exist . All Politicians, Teachers etc..should be sent copies of all of your posts

  21. September 16, 2019 7:45 pm

    The only catastrophe is the unnecessary harm arising to children from irresponsible climate fearmongers who don’t know what they’re talking about.

  22. john cooknell permalink
    September 16, 2019 8:22 pm

    Non of this is new, just history repeating itself. When I was at school in the 60’s the scientific consensus scare, was that overpopulation was going to lead to worldwide famine and unimaginable problems. It was forced down our gullible throats by school teachers who knew no better.

    The leading scientist in this scaremongering was Paul R Ehrlich with his 1968 thesis “Population Bomb”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_R._Ehrlich

    He predicted death by the 100 millions in the 1970’s, “The battle to feed all of humanity is over”. What happened to Ehrlich? did he regret the predictions that caused so much of a scare, not a bit of it, he still thinks he was right and climate change proves him so, even though he never mentioned climate change at all in his thesis.

    So what did the Scientific Community do to Paul R Ehrlich, surely they shunned him for being so wrong, no, they elevated him to Fellow of the Royal Society, which of course makes it official that you cannot rely on Scientific consensus, might as well make your own mind up.

    • Dibnah permalink
      September 16, 2019 9:00 pm

      There should be no place for “consensus” in science. Science is supposed to be based on published scientific theories supported by repeatable experiments and/or accurate models.

    • dave permalink
      September 17, 2019 9:58 am

      Let us not forget another of the, now conveniently forgotten, scares of fifty years ago. A ship taking Agent Orange to Vietnam might sink, all the life in the ocean would die, photosynthesis would stop, the oxygen in the air would not be renewed, and the whole world would be asphyxiated in no time.

      A common theme through the years, of course, is virulent anti-Americanism in the mouths of all “environmentalists,” as America is imagined to be the ultimate Capitalist Monster. Another theme is claiming “it is all scientific fact.”

  23. OldCynic permalink
    September 17, 2019 12:43 am

    When I was at school in the 50s and 60s the fear was not “environmental doom – we’re all going to die”, it was “nuclear war – USA v USSR, we’re all going to die”

    In hindsight, that was a more realistic fear, because it was not based on pseudo-science but on a recognition that Mutually Assured Destruction and human error were an inherently unstable combination (even if you didn’t accept the view that the Russians were bastards bent on turning the rest of the world into East-European style slave states).

    As a kid, the threat of nuclear war worried me – a lot. But I just carried on with life because even at that age I realised that I could do nothing personally.

    Maybe that is the difference between then and now. So many people think that by social media they can influence, and change policies and outcomes. I think that they are correct in their assessment of their power. The trouble is that they don’t have the humility to recognise that they may not, actually, be correct in their beliefs.

  24. Bertie permalink
    September 17, 2019 10:10 am

    I suggest that kids who are worried about the destruction of the world as we know it should not be allowed to read Robert Harris’s latest novel “The Second Sleep”.

  25. tom0mason permalink
    September 17, 2019 10:32 am

    Dear kids, everything you’ve seen in your short live has been weather not climate. If you wish to look at what climate change looks like look up the various weather reports for the last 250 years or so, and see what has happened in your lifetime is quite normal, quite uneventful compared to when CO2 was far too low.
    Read this from James A. Marusek, Nuclear Physicist & Engineer, U.S. Department of the Navy, retired
    http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/Weather.pdf (Notable Weather Events from 1AD through to 1901, I suggest that you start at page 710.
    or read about what your future may hold if some (of the many) the solar predictions are correct …
    http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/Forecast_for_Solar_Cycle_25.pdf

  26. Vernon E permalink
    September 17, 2019 11:50 am

    The originator of all this nonsense was Sir John Houghton, founder of the IPCC and editor of the first assessment report. As a lifetime fervent Methodist he believes that Global Warming is a warning from God to mend our ways. I rest my case.

  27. Stonyground permalink
    September 17, 2019 6:37 pm

    The problem with the climate change scare is that it has now gone on for so long and has had so much money wasted on it. It is just too late for those who have been promoting it to back down and admit that they were wrong. Hence the racking up of the doomsday predictions to ludicrous levels. I think that they are now in the position of a desperate gambler wanting to go double or quits, they are staking everything on a total climate meltdown which is obviously never going to happen. These kids are the collateral damage resulting from this. Surely some of these kids must come into contact with sane people now and again though.

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