Hooray: Warmists Have Now Managed To Link ‘Climate Change’ (scam) And Opioid Crisis

It was only a matter of time that the Cult of Climastrology would find a way to bring the opioid crisis under the banner of Hotcoldwetdry, just like the do with pretty much everything (next week there will be lots of missives about Easter and AGW)

Climate Change Could Make The Opioid Crisis Worse

America’s opioid epidemic has dominated the news media in recent years, as drug overdose deaths have escalated, decimating lives and families. And while climate change may not be top of mind in discussions about how to effectively deal with this crisis, it’s a factor that shouldn’t be ignored. Global warming spawns extreme weather, which begets destruction and despair, a dangerous scenario for people looking for a way to numb their emotional pain.

In 2016, more than 63,600 Americans died from drug overdoses, triple the 1999 rate. The overprescribing of opioid painkillers largely is driving this spike in deaths. But experts suggest that other things also are at work — including the effects of climate change.

Scientists who have been studying opioid deaths across the country believe that socioeconomic factors and natural disasters should become part of any national conversation about how to tackle America’s wave of opioid deaths. In recent years, global warming has fueled a growing number of turbulent weather events that have taken a grim toll on the human psyche.

“It is reasonable to expect that damage and destruction cause emotional and mental health problems and lead to drug abuse, both new and existing users,” said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics at Pennsylvania State University. “There are long-lasting effects of such calamities, and they do not tend to diminish.”

Because weather never happened before. And this is all your fault for driving a fossil fueled vehicle and refusing to grow your own vegetables and go vegan. Just because the people who push this schlock refuse to do anything in their own lives is immaterial. Or something.

The researchers used disasters identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to figure out the effects of such natural disasters as hurricanes, droughts and floods. “If climatologists’ warnings are correct, a changing climate could produce more extreme weather patterns, which could then have an effect on opioid overdoses and deaths,” Goetz said.

Could might maybe we feel. It’s all anti-science scaremongering.

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5 Responses to “Hooray: Warmists Have Now Managed To Link ‘Climate Change’ (scam) And Opioid Crisis”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Since climate change doesn’t exist (a scam and a hoax) why do you worry?

    Anyway, KellyAnne Conway, our new Opioid Czar, will solve the problem soon.

  2. formwiz says:

    Nobody’s worried, sweetie.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Because weather never happened before.

    Well yes. But the issue is climate change. The climates around the world are changing from global warming. And as we all know the Earth is warming from CO2 we continue to add to the atmosphere.

    And this is all your fault for driving a fossil fueled vehicle and refusing to grow your own vegetables and go vegan.

    Not exactly. We realize you’re just being a smart arse, but it is all of us who have contributed to atmospheric CO2. If we all grew our own veggies and were vegan, it would help somewhat.

    Just because the people who push this schlock refuse to do anything in their own lives is immaterial.

    Even if your statement was true it would be only partly relevant. Since the majority of humans “push this schlock”, and since most humans haven’t fixed the issue, you re partly correct. Of course we understand you’re criticizing wealthy liberals for not giving up all fossil fuel use, and as you’ve been advised repeatedly, this is an Alinsky tactic that may impress your minions, but no one else. Answer this: Is it enough for someone who doesn’t deny global warming to cut their CO2 footprint in half? Or does it need to be 90% or complete?

  4. Jl says:

    Why would we stop the greening of the earth based on the sky is falling assumptions that haven’t come true? “The climates around the world are changing from global warming..”. Like they’ve changed form prior warmings over 4 billion yrs? Tell us about the death and destruction from the MWP.

    • Jeffery says:

      The so-called MWP was a blip seen in the slow decrease in average global surface temperature seen over the past 5000 year. About 0.4C. We 1C over the past century or so with no end in sight.

      True, one thousand years ago the large metro areas of Chicago, Toronto, Mexico City, Montreal, Miami, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Dallas and Seattle were largely unaffected by climate change. The world’s population in 1000CE was 1/20 of present day. There may have been fewer bridges, high-rise buildings, airports etc then too.

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