Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hot And Bothered

Last summer, doctors in Melbourne, Australia, diagnosed the first case of climate change delusion. It affected a 17-year-old who was refusing to drink water and had been admitted to the psychiatric unit at Royal Children's Hospital. He thought that if he took a drink, millions of people would die from the drought effects of global warming. Doctors said he'd been depressed for eight months and had "visions of apocalyptic events." We don't know if Al Gore has been depressed, but he has certainly had "visions of apocalyptic events" that he's been all too eager to share. He'll be pleased to hear that, according to the Boston Globe, Dr. Robert Salo, the psychiatrist in charge of the unit where the teenager was treated, "has now seen several more patients with psychosis or anxiety disorders focused on climate change." Children who are "having nightmares about global-warming-related natural disasters" are also booking appointments. As troubling as climate change delusion is to its victims and their families, it's exactly what the global warming alarmists have been trying to inflict. Last year, for instance, the 148,000-member American Psychological Association, which believes "we know how to change behavior and attitudes," admitted that it was embarking on a campaign to, in essence, condition the public to unthinkingly believe that human behavior is causing an environmental crisis. Among the association's goals was to rid the media of "balanced" reports on global warming and to use taxpayers' money to fund the initiative...IBD

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