Your Fault: ‘Climate Change” Makes Some Feel Like Hostages

What is needed are more mental health professionals who won’t coddle these cultists, who will tell the politicians, news media folks, and those pushing climate crisis doom to just stop it

‘Climate hostages’: Overwhelming impacts of climate change have many feeling trapped

The original headline, “Ecopsychologist discusses how climate change makes many people feel like ‘hostages'”, but, King5 news in Seattle probably thought that was too over-the-top even for the unhinged leftists in the area. And very silly

Scientists have warned for years that the effects of climate change will impact our health, even beyond weather-related disasters.

In 2019, while the Natural Resources Defense Council released a study that showed 245 people died from 2012’s wildfire smoke, young activists like Jamie Margolin from Seattle were also pointing out another health issue: climate anxiety.

“It’s really hard to grow up on a planet full of ifs,” she told the Associated Press.

Margolin and a number of other mostly young people are what psychologist Dr. Thomas Doherty refers to as “climate hostages.”

Mentally, these imminent and long-term effects make some individuals feel trapped. Doherty uses the phrase “climate hostage” to explain this feeling. He told KING 5 the term is “meant to capture the pressure that people feel kind of trapped between their desires for a better world for themselves and their community in terms of sustainability.”

Doherty, who counsels and practices “ecopsychology” in Portland, believes nature has healing powers and helps his patients develop a stronger bond with the natural world while also working through the anxiety they might have over the harm humans have caused.

“A lot of these climate and environmental concerns just affect our nervous system, just like any other concern, like economic concerns or family concerns, so we get a stress reaction on our body,” he said.

Here’s an idea: practice what you preach. Or, better yet, stop preaching doom and gloom to people, scaring the crap out of them.

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4 Responses to “Your Fault: ‘Climate Change” Makes Some Feel Like Hostages”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    What’s the matter with kids today? Nothing new. A large portion of the brats, the squirts, the fuzz-faced, the moon calves, the sap-green, and the wet behind the ears have always been “Punks for Progressives.”

    As soon as children discover that the world isn’t nice, they want to make it nicer. And wouldn’t a world where everybody shares everything be nice? Aw … kids are so tender-hearted.

    But kids are broke — so they want to make the world nicer with your money. And kids don’t have much control over things — so they want to make the world nicer through your effort. And kids are very busy being young — so it’s your time that has to be spent making the world nicer.
    –PJ O’Rourke

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. Jl says:

    “Overwhelming impacts…”. What overwhelming impacts? Must be a miss-print for underwhelming…

  3. alanstorm says:

    Or, better yet, stop preaching doom and gloom to people, scaring the crap out of them.

    Why would he shut off his gravy train? The warmists have been predicting doom for 30+ years, the predictions never come true, and STILL the gullible, children, and liberals (BIRM) fall for it.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    There, there, you poor things. Everything will be OK. Ignore the truth. Think happy thoughts. There, there now, isn’t that better?

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