Official: climate change makes you crazy

No climate crisis, no Climate Institute

It certainly makes me crazy – listening to the nonsensical ramblings of Gillard, Combet, Flannery, Brown, Milne, Gore and Garnaut is enough to send even the most level-headed individual completely round the bend.

But here we have the totally impartial Climate Institute, with no vested interest in the outcome, clearly, commissioning a report on the effect of climate change on the population’s mental health. So given the report’s provenance, was there ever any chance that the conclusion would be anything other than alarmist? No, because with no climate crisis, there would be no Climate Institute.

RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase as a result of climate change, a report to be released today says.

The paper, prepared for the Climate Institute, says loss of social cohesion in the wake of severe weather events related to climate change could be linked to increased rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse.

As many as one in five people reported ”emotional injury, stress and despair” in the wake of these events.

The report, A Climate of Suffering: The Real Cost of Living with Inaction on Climate Change, called the past 15 years a ”preview of life under unrestrained global warming”.

”While cyclones, drought, bushfires and floods are all a normal part of Australian life, there is no doubt our climate is changing,” the report says.

”For instance, the intensity and frequency of bushfires is greater [no evidence. More to do with idiotic green policies prohibiting land clearing – Ed]. This is a ‘new normal’, for which the past provides little guidance …

”Moreover, recent conditions are entirely consistent with the best scientific predictions: as the world warms so the weather becomes wilder [no evidence – Ed], with big consequences for people’s health and well-being.”

How many nonsensical statements can you find? The only sensible statement is “cyclones, drought bushfires and floods are all a normal part of Australian life”. Yes, have been for thousands of years and will continue to be for thousands more.

This is total junk science, reported gleefully by Fairfax (where else?).

Read it here.


  1. Wilhelm Law via Facebook says:

    lol… a basic stats course will tell you correlation =/= causation, otherwise you could also claim this to be true:

  2. “RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase”.

    NOT AS “a result of climate change” but because we are now being told that we are supposed to suffer these effects after a NATURAL disaster!

    I am just so grateful that my pioneering forefathers were able to successfully cope with their adversities without the understanding of sophisticated mental health!

  3. Rick Bradford says:

    It seems more likely to be the other way around — mental illness causes climate change.

    When you review the wacko pronouncements of people like Gore, Flannery, Robyn ‘100 metres’ Williams and John Cook, it’s tempting to see a link.

    But we must be fair and remember that correlation doesn’t mean causation.

  4. Ahh yes, the Climate Institute. It has about as much credence as the Ponds Institute has for wrinkly skin!

  5. The true believers are already nuts !

  6. Francesca Kindness via Facebook says:

    what a crock of shit

  7. Dave Gardner via Facebook says:
  8. It’s makin’ Gillard ‘crazy’ for some electorate love…

  9. Confusious says:

    Both slovenly individuals certainly qualify as Fascists.

  10. Any mental distress will surely be caused by unjustified alarmist predictions.

  11. Confusious says:

    Anyone daring to doubt that will be lobotomised by Brown Bob’s Mental Health Support Department…………..

  12. Thankfully it only seems to affect people who have the rogue “yoghurt knitter” gene in their DNA.

  13. Francesca Kindness via Facebook says:

    What next?

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