.. “Psychologists for Social Responsibility.” .. has come out for legislation to limit or eliminate the activities of industrialized civilization for the sake of “the environment.”
.. “The psychological responses to those effects can also be devastating. Many Americans are already anxious .. millions of people will develop severe and persistent anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, aggression, and other troubled behavior if the U.S. does not quickly lead the way to dramatically reduce carbon emissions.”
Will the prospect of ending life as we know it tend to alleviate problems such as depression and anxiety? Or will the terrible suffering engendered by environmentalist policies make these diagnoses irrelevant, because mental distress will be the least of the problem for those who are still managing to survive in far less comfort than before?
.. “Without such action, the impact .. is likely to pose significant mental-health challenges to millions .. resulting stress and increase in mental illness .. harm interpersonal relationships .. ultimately injure the day-to-day functioning of our society and our economy.”
Now wait a minute. The environmentalists claim that droughts, water shortages and other disasters will occur even though their claims depend on the prediction of weather that is months, years, decades and even centuries into the future. It’s a well-known fact that meteorology, for all its advances in recent years, still cannot give us a precise weather forecast a week in advance. So how can we be so sure what the weather and temperature will be in coming decades and centuries?
Basically, we’re being told that .. In order to prevent suffering and harm (that isn’t necessarily even coming) we must impose suffering and harm on millions of people who currently inhabit the planet and are accustomed to a certain quality of life based on carbon emissions.
All in the name of … mental health?!?