Saturday, April 26, 2008

Eco-therapy for fruitcakes

This is a perfect illustration of the media-induced psychosis that disaster-laded predictions of manmade global warming are perpetrating on the weak-minded. The science, clearly viewed, studied, and digested logically—without sentiment, shows that human-caused global warming or climate change is a non-event, yet we’ve discussed ad infinitum on this blog why the myth of global warming is still being propped up. Money and reputations are at stake; think of all the rich and powerful—the elites and the scientific professionals—who will suffer if the scam is exposed. What will happen to them? What will happen to the climate research grants? Follow the money!

I believe the source of manmade climate change theory started off innocently enough. But somewhere along the way, idiots (meaning mostly politicians and politically connected scientists) grabbed the newborn theories of some climatologists and ran like the Gipper toward the end zone; the snowball effect was in full force, and it has now gained a life of its own. It has become biblical and practically heretical to question.

Remember the “8 glasses of water a day” myth? That was recently exposed as garbage too, but how many of you had your doctor or “someone smart” tell you to drink that much for your health?

How many of you right now are declaring what I say on manmade climate change, AGW, or global warming to be sacrilege? Forget about me and examine yourself internally. On what basis do you dismiss me as denier, cynic, flat-earther, etc.? (Call me realist.) Is it your own determination, or have you decided what you’ve been told by the “consensus” via the media is correct? Do you have the sense that I should be silenced? Drawn-and-quartered? Branded with the Scarlet Letter (i.e., "D" for denier)? Is the time for debate really over? If so, why has it been shut down and by whose authority?

Real science never stops debating (look at all the continual debates in other scientific endeavors—from dinosaur extinctions to sources of life), and yet we’ve been told by “really smart people” that the consensus has deemed scientific debate over; therefore, we’re no longer allowed to dissent, debate, and discuss this shaky issue that seems to beckon for “immediate, critical action.” The very basis of science has been kicked to the curb by politicians, who have found a unique opportunity and will protect the idea (whether it’s real or imagined) vigorously.

All of you with global warming anxiety will just have to deal with it; the elites who are shoving this down your throat need you anxious so that you’ll demand unnecessary governmental action, which gives them (politicians and politically-connected) a toehold to expand the programs (both governmental and scientific) needed to “fight” something that isn’t even real. The scientist needs the grant money to continue earning a buck through research. The politician needs to manage governmental programs, whether the need is real or imagined for those programs, because governmental programs provide a basis for power (and ultimately wealth).

If the collective human consciousness thinks global warming is real then it will be real enough for “the smartest among us” to be granted by us the authority to save the planet using our resources (i.e., taxes). Use your brain! Think! Study it for yourself. Don’t just believe what you’re told—by me or anyone else!

Don’t be like this poor, tree-hugging plastic surgery victim in the news story. Aliens aren’t invading. Bigfoot won’t stomp on you. Y2K did not cause worldwide panic. Bird Flu is not ravaging the countryside. Saccharin is not making tumors inside us. Eight glasses of water per day are unnecessary; please drink when you’re thirsty. Light bulbs won’t save the planet. SUVs aren’t evil. The Earth’s temperature is not out of control. The apocalypse is not at hand.

FOXNews.com - Is Going Green Making You Crazy? It's Time for Eco-Therapy - Health News | Current Health News | Medical News:

Now, she says: "We only drive to the grocery store every three weeks. We have our own source of water. We compost and no longer heat every room on the first floor."

Edwards suffers from eco-anxiety, the growing angst experienced by those who can't handle the thought that they — or anyone — are in some way contributing to global warming, species extinction and dwindling natural resources.

She recently launched a blog called "Eco-Anxiety" because she believes environmental dangers should be taken seriously. "This is severely disturbing," she says.

2 comments:

Sarah Edwards said...

Just for clarification:
Unfortunately the article you are quoting from severely misrepresented the people and the situation they were discussing. First, being concerned about the environmental changes occurring today and their economic consequences is not a mental illness. Second, the primary concern many people are feeling is not about being unable to handle the thought they or others are in some way contributing to global warming, species extinction and dwindling natural resources. The concerns are primarily normal and natural responses to three factors, beginning with the most prevalent:
- the economic effects these changes are having on our daily life, i.e. rising costs of gasoline, fuel to heat the homes, and food; chronic drought for those living in many areas, reoccurring floods in others, and other destructive weather events we are experiencing or expect to experience.
- the loss of valued ecosystems, like prairies, wetlands and forest, degradation of oceans, streams, etc., and the endangered species that rely on them
- the pressure friends and family are putting on some people to live differently or the ridicule and mockery some are subjected to for expressing their concerns about the forces that are making it difficult for them to pay bills, and keep their jobs and are threatening their ability to enjoy a middle-class lifestyles..
Finally few if any I'm aware of hug trees.
This is a quick summary of the actual information I shared with Fox News. If anyone would like more information, they can go to http://eco-anxiety.blogspot.com/ where they will find the wealth of additional information I made available to Fox News.
Yes, adapting to the environmental and economic realities we face can be stressful and stress often does manifest physical symptoms, including but certainly not limited to those mentioned, but with accurate information people can better understand what is occurring and take action to protect themselves and their personal and financial futures. That's what we each need to do and in so doing we will no longer be anxious.

G.W. Denier said...

There's only one problem with your problem, Sarah (if you're really Sarah). There is no climate change. A few years ago, people were panicking about Y2K too--hoarding food, fuel, and all sorts of other nonsense because of a media-induced hysteria. Y2K came and went...and nothing happened.

I'm not making fun of your condition, but I'm merely saying that you're believing a lie (no matter what Al Gore or any other liberal tells you--manmade climate change is a non-event). People have panicked over the coming apocalypse for centuries; they've been disappointed. I hope you'll soon learn that the Earth is bigger than all of us (in more ways than size).

Can we modify climate? Yes. Is CO2 doing it, nope. Can we modify climate enough to melt the poles? Nope.