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    Teens and young adults are mentally impaired because of Climate Change....


    Study: Climate Change causing high 'psychological distress' among teens and young adults

    Garin Flowers·National Reporter and Producer

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    A recent international study concluded that young people are experiencing “high levels of psychological distress” from climate change and governmental inaction on the growing crisis.
    Almost half of the young people surveyed, 45 percent, said that anxiety and stress surrounding the issue is affecting their daily lives and functioning.
    The authors of the study, surveyed 10,000 young adults and teenagers of ages 16-25 in 10 different countries, including the United States, Australia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines.
    They found that three-fourths of young folks believe that “The future is frightening,” and that 65% of them believe their governments aren’t doing enough to combat catastrophes that will be exacerbated by climate change.
    “This study paints a horrific picture of widespread climate anxiety in our children and young people,” said Caroline Hickman, co-lead author of the study, a professor and researcher at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
    Described as the first large-scale study of climate anxiety, it was assisted by human rights activists, academics and mental health experts, including Dr. Eric Lewandowski, a New York University clinical associate professor. It was funded by AVAAZ, a U.S. nonprofit organization that promotes global activism, and it is expected to be published in the Lancet Planetary Health.
    “It suggests for the first time that high levels of psychological distress in youth is linked to government inaction,” Hickman said. “Our children’s anxiety is a completely rational reaction, given the inadequate responses to climate change they are seeing from governments. What more do governments need to hear to take action?”



    Buildings near Lafourche Parish in Louisiana are submerged by Hurricane Ida on Sept. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Reuters)

    As climate change contributes to deadly weather events, more organizations are getting active to combat it. Quill Robinson, vice-president for government affairs of the American Conservation Coalition, a conservative advocacy organization, tries to mobilize young people around market-based environmental action. “Unfortunately,” he said, “I’m not surprised that young people are so concerned and so scared of climate change.
    “Young and old alike, we need to tell a factual story about climate change, you know,” he added. “The world is not going to end in 12 years, it’s not going to end in 20 years, it’s not going to end in 100 years, but we do need to act on this. I think that empowerment is really the key word here, and something we need to focus on rather than fear.”
    The survey comes at a time where young people have been vocal about climate change. A global youth-led “climate strike,” with rallies planned in thousands of cities, is planned for Friday.
    Greta Thunberg, the world-famous teenage climate activist, was quoted in the study, saying, “Young people all over the world are well aware that the people in power are failing us.”
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      Billy, what we need to do immediately is to make sure every child and young adult is assigned an individual therapist 24/7. That's the only way to beat this utterly tragic and disturbing trend.


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      Dave, I don't understand this disturbing issue. Thing is, most young adults and school age Children hardly ever venture outside, except to travel to another enclosure. The only Climate Change they experience they endure is when the Thermostat is turned up or down......


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      The weather is really not difficult to predict at all. For instance, this winter I expect it 2 get cold. Hot again next summer.


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      Isn't conditional mind control a thing of beauty and wonder...???


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      The Climate Change experts are warning people of horrible things to come. They said yesterday that because of Climate Change the leaves on trees will change colors and fall off.....If that ain't scary, I don't know what is....


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      Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
      Expertsare warning people
      of horrible things to come.

      the leaves on trees will change colors and fall off.....

      If that ain't scary,
      I don't know what is....
      when we wuz growin up
      school teachers busted our
      crackers and noggins stuffin
      them with facts and history
      and "nowdays un-needed information".

      The money's in the KABOOKI-THEATER
      and running around with
      CHICKEN LICKEN
      yelling -

      "THE SKY IS FALLING !!!!!"



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      Holy Hell......it was 49 degrees here this morning.....now that's sure enough Climate Change.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
      Holy Hell......it was 49 degrees here this morning.....now that's sure enough Climate Change.
      Yeah buddy ,,
      I sleep with my bedroom windows open also..
      That chilly breeze blows across my nakid chest,
      turning my nipples into 'DRILLBITS'-,hard as
      diamonds, betcha they'd cut glass..........



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      When Jimmy Carter created the US Department of Education (Government Indoctrination) they created the perfect institution to manage the proliferation of Children forever...

      The result is what we have today, blithering IDIOTS ...



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      Back in the day......in High School, girls had "Home Economics" and boys had "Shop". Both could be in "AG". You had "Typing". Boys carried their guns in their vehicles in view of all. If you fvcked up, you got your azz whopped with a big ole wooden paddle. Boys had regulations on side-burns and hair length. We had to wear a belt with jeans and a button shirt. Girls had to wear socks and dresses. Their dress had to reach below the knee. Cold Beer was the only drug we used. Drive Inns and cruising around town was exciting to us. Taking your date to the local "Lovers Leap" was "Blue Ball Heaven" or "The Stone Aches" unless you was very lucky. Made no difference because you lied about how far you got, anyway.
      One thing for sure, when you went to Marine Corps Boot-Camp.......it was all hands on. Just saying......


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      Dead on Mongoose...

      Those were the days...



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      I'm thinking that the "young people surveyed" all must have gone to school riding the "short bus".....

      Si vis pacem, para bellum

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      William, I just took a shower and accidentally had the setting on hot rather than warm and thought for a brief terrifying moment that sudden global warming had taken place.


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      Quote Originally Posted by USMC 2571 View Post
      William, I just took a shower and accidentally had the setting on hot rather than warm and thought for a brief terrifying moment that sudden global warming had taken place.
      Thing is, Dave....climate change won't make us older people any difference. Hell, we won't remember what yesterday was like anyway.....


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