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Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)
Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair

Posted on 08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT by servo1969

The unbearable sadness of climate activism:

Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist – a trained biologist and ecologist – was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use.

Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed.

Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" – like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree.

So, she's a bossy type who wants others to obey her. No wonder Nicole is attracted to environmentalism.

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The United Nations was about to hold its 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen, and Thornton felt she had a personal investment in it. She, like many thousands of activists and scientists and green campaigners, had high hopes that a new and robust version of the Kyoto agreement would be created in Denmark.

“But the reality was a massive, epic failure of political will. It broke me,” she says. “The trigger point was actually watching grown men cry.”

I don’t mean to diminish anyone’s pain or suffering, but it is impossible to read those two paragraphs without laughing.

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KEYWORDS: agw; blair; climate; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; tim

Nicole Thornton is planning to create an online support network for people suffering what she calls "climate depression".

1 posted on 08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Liberalism leads to all kinds of mental issues.


2 posted on 08/23/2014 4:36:48 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the '17th amendment)
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To: servo1969

The climate scam is nothing more than a way for outsiders to control and dictate if they feel a country is moving to fast economically far surpassing the third world...namely the United States, and also having the power to siphon tax payer money into thier scam to fill thier pockets. Anyone screaming at China where they have to used face masks during the olympics for all the word to see?


3 posted on 08/23/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: servo1969

Favorite comment:
“This woman is an example of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome, complicated by Real World Associative Dissonance Hypertrophy.
It means you couldn’t care less about real stuff but get upset about carefully chosen fashionable, possibly remunerative situations.”


4 posted on 08/23/2014 4:40:59 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Climate depression.

What other forms of science come with their own mental illness?


5 posted on 08/23/2014 4:44:11 AM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: servo1969

She gets upset when someone cuts down an old tree? Does she know that trees grow back?


6 posted on 08/23/2014 4:46:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: agere_contra
What other forms of science come with their own MENTAL ILLNESS?

Excellent point...

It must not be science then..

7 posted on 08/23/2014 4:55:55 AM PDT by Popman (Jesus Christ Alone: My Cornerstone...)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Another environ-MENTAL activist that doesn’t know the first thing about nature.


8 posted on 08/23/2014 4:57:01 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: servo1969

Notice the subtle push to become responsible for her feelings? we must give up our property rights so people like Nicole can be happy again.
I say before I give up my liberty, Nicole needs to see s shrink.


9 posted on 08/23/2014 5:02:09 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Russ

“Liberalism leads to all kinds of mental issues.’

More like mental illness leads to all kinds of liberalism.


10 posted on 08/23/2014 5:02:42 AM PDT by all the best
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To: all the best

It’s a cycle. Liberalism feeds mental illness, which feeds liberalism. That is why the fight against it is so difficult.


11 posted on 08/23/2014 5:15:10 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: servo1969

>> I don’t mean to diminish anyone’s pain or suffering,

You’re a better man than I, Tim. I’m kind of getting my kicks watching her suffer.


12 posted on 08/23/2014 5:16:59 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: servo1969

Strange - I have the same type of reaction every time I hear, see, or think about Obama... and what he’s doing to this once great nation.


13 posted on 08/23/2014 5:20:17 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: all the best

Took the post right out of my hands.


14 posted on 08/23/2014 5:32:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: servo1969

Worth reading the whole article for a few laughs.


15 posted on 08/23/2014 5:32:57 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: servo1969

Environmentalism is the religion of the left.


16 posted on 08/23/2014 5:51:58 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


17 posted on 08/23/2014 6:02:39 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Russ

American liberalism itself is a marker for mental illness.


18 posted on 08/23/2014 6:04:59 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Russ
ALL LIBs are mentally ill. It is just that they develop even more diagnoses as they go through their ghoulish lives.
19 posted on 08/23/2014 6:14:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: servo1969

Thumbs up, numerous laughs.


20 posted on 08/23/2014 6:19:16 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: servo1969

It’s a movement led by Al Gore. That would be depressing enough for anyone.


21 posted on 08/23/2014 6:36:55 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: servo1969

Leftism is mental illness. A need to make everyone else get in line with your own agenda, for their own good, of course, and forget this liberty stuff.


22 posted on 08/23/2014 6:39:41 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (quod est Latine morositate)
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To: servo1969
they cry
23 posted on 08/23/2014 9:24:26 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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