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Global Warming Stress Syndrome Increasing, Psychologist Says
http://wmbriggs.com/blog/2008/02/13/global-warming-stress-syndrome-increasing-psychologist-says/ ^ | William M Briggs

Posted on 02/13/2008 4:45:55 AM PST by mattstat

There has been a disturbing increase in Global Warming Stress Syndrome (GWSS, pronounced gwiss) according to Dr. Ron N. Hyde, a clinical psychologist at the prestigious McKitrick Center for the Especially Disturbed.

“Since April, there is been a 32.817% increase in public cases of GWSS,” he explained. “The rate now is almost double what it was this time last year.” He added the trend was very worrying to his colleagues.

According to literature provided by the McKitrick Center, GWSS was at first a disease confined to academics, where it was thought to be controllable...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; ecopsychology; globalwarming; monster; psychobabble; psychology

1 posted on 02/13/2008 4:45:57 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat

Or otherwise known as “Insanity.”


2 posted on 02/13/2008 4:46:30 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

I think a good treatment for them would be to take a bus to Icebox, Minnesota. That ought to get rid of this disease, especially if they hurry!


3 posted on 02/13/2008 4:49:32 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: mattstat

The War on Climate Terror (WOCT) can be very stressful!


4 posted on 02/13/2008 4:52:36 AM PST by period end of story
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To: IncPen
The stress is from not screaming/beating the stupid a-holes perpetrating this psuedo -science , money grab
5 posted on 02/13/2008 4:54:14 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: mattstat

Remember just after the 2000 election when “psychologists” in Florida were treating acute cases of BDS?


6 posted on 02/13/2008 4:55:55 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: mattstat

Sue Al Gore. Make him PROVE his statements.


7 posted on 02/13/2008 4:56:31 AM PST by LRS (It's time to put Hillary on the 3:10 to Yuma...)
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To: mattstat

Well, at least there is one thing they can blame on it. Sheesh!


8 posted on 02/13/2008 4:57:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: LRS

Al Gore is the poster child for GWSS.


9 posted on 02/13/2008 4:58:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: mattstat

Antidote for GWSS: Kill your TV, bury it in a landfill. Move on.


10 posted on 02/13/2008 4:58:43 AM PST by littlehouse36 (Misery is optional.)
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To: mattstat
McKitrick Center for the Especially Disturbed

Seriously, does anybody think this is as funny as I do?

Is this place in California? Maybe they could get some of that medical marijuana. That ought to immobilize them, or at least keep them running between the TV and the fridge; instead of amuck
11 posted on 02/13/2008 4:59:57 AM PST by RangerM (Jesus is the only perfect Christian)
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To: mattstat
Dr Hyde explained, “All the classic manifestations are there. Mayor Bloomberg didn’t actually say—yet—that we should hunt down and kill those who exhale exorbitant amounts of carbon dioxide, but he implied it.”

Looks like we should ban the Olympics, and for that matter, all major sporting events where athletes might become winded.

12 posted on 02/13/2008 5:00:03 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: mattstat
There's a cure for that, you know....


13 posted on 02/13/2008 5:00:06 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: period end of story
When your common sense is trying to tell you the truth and you ignorant bullheadedness won’t allow you to admit the truth, something is going to break...
14 posted on 02/13/2008 5:01:24 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: sauropod

read


15 posted on 02/13/2008 5:01:38 AM PST by sauropod (I'd rather be waterboarded than vote for John McCain)
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To: mattstat

Oh my Gosh!!! You have got to be kidding. What losers these folks must be. I tell you I never think about Global Warming unless I am on FR. In fact, if not for FR, I probably would not even know about Global Warming. lol.


16 posted on 02/13/2008 5:01:47 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: mattstat

Chicken Little in a straitjacket!


17 posted on 02/13/2008 5:03:17 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: rovenstinez
Global warming stress syndrome is also rare here in the Boston area. Lately we’ve been more worried about getting frostbite than we are about “heat trapping” gas emissions.
18 posted on 02/13/2008 5:03:27 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (B. Hussein/Bernie Sanders-08)
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To: BunnySlippers

Indeed. Al Gore is also the nut screaming “Fire!” in the crowded theater. If he could, Al would set a fire just to claim the title of “hero”...


19 posted on 02/13/2008 5:05:49 AM PST by LRS (It's time to put Hillary on the 3:10 to Yuma...)
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To: mattstat

GWSS = The stress resulting from scientists who know better trying to convince others of their lies.
They feel guilty rationalizing that limiting industry and population growth justifies their false correlations and campain to increase their own funding.


20 posted on 02/13/2008 5:06:32 AM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Nice day up here in the Boston area isn’t it. Global Warming? My kids are home from school for yet another snow day - where’s Dr. Phil when I need him.


21 posted on 02/13/2008 5:09:55 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: RangerM
Seriously, does anybody think this is as funny as I do?

Yes. I do. After I nearly spit my coffee while laughing, I was convinced this had to be from Scrappleface.

22 posted on 02/13/2008 5:10:14 AM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: BunnySlippers
Reverend Al Gore finally made it through divinity school, of sorts. He has a religion, and he is the leader of a misguided flock. He has hysteria close to that of the Cold War, and a solution with a vision that includes every one of us on the scale of the moon landing. All on a unproven flawed premise.
And on top of that, he has a money making machine in the form of his carbon credit scam to fund his church, complete with tax deductions.
Too bad the weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating. An inconvenient weather forecast for the Midwest, China (where the army has to supply cities with supplies due to the massive snowfall)and elsewhere, the liberal gods of Al’s religion are not making it easy for his argument, so the chicken Little's of the world will continue to look like moonbats from the hyperbolic fever swamps of the extreme left. Good luck Al, you make the right, anything right of him, look good.
23 posted on 02/13/2008 5:11:10 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: mattstat

Patient Zero: Al Gore

(This is The Onion, right? Heh, heh.))


24 posted on 02/13/2008 5:11:20 AM PST by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: LRS

“I once walked into a crowded firehouse and yelled “movie!”’
Stephen Wright


25 posted on 02/13/2008 5:13:07 AM PST by Loud Mime ("Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not")
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To: Slings and Arrows

First we had increased zombie attacks and now this!

God help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 02/13/2008 5:14:50 AM PST by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: ALPAPilot

I was listening for to the “no work” closings this morning, but as usual I didn’t hear my company’s name. I’m in work-n-freep mode if you know what I mean?


27 posted on 02/13/2008 5:17:07 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (B. Hussein/Bernie Sanders-08)
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To: Slapshot68

I suffer from A.S.S.

Adversity to Stupidity Syndrome...


28 posted on 02/13/2008 5:26:36 AM PST by mesoman7
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

The sign of a really good parody is that it takes a while to actually tell its all a joke.

This one was all too believable.


29 posted on 02/13/2008 5:27:01 AM PST by Comstock1 (If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle.)
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To: mattstat

Ron N. Hyde
Center for the Especially Disturbed

Methinks that Mr. Briggs has his tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Check his article on increased zombie activity due to GW.


30 posted on 02/13/2008 5:27:09 AM PST by almcbean
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To: mattstat
“Since April, there is been a 32.817% increase in public cases of GWSS,” he explained.

I'm not going to start worrying until we get to 32.818%.

31 posted on 02/13/2008 5:27:27 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: mattstat
There has been a disturbing increase in Global Warming Stress Syndrome (GWSS, pronounced gwiss) according to Dr. Ron N. Hyde, a clinical psychologist at the prestigious McKitrick Center for the Especially Disturbed.

This sounds like the premise for a bad movie.

32 posted on 02/13/2008 5:28:55 AM PST by Vor Lady (Empty text box seeking witty tagline for long term relationship.)
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To: RangerM

LOL! I started laughing as soon as I saw the name of that place. Medical marijuana, good idea!


33 posted on 02/13/2008 5:30:59 AM PST by Vor Lady (Empty text box seeking witty tagline for long term relationship.)
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To: almcbean

HAH! Ron N. Hyde. I didn’t even catch that!


34 posted on 02/13/2008 5:31:40 AM PST by MacDorcha (Do you feel that you can place full trust in your obsevations of the physical world?)
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To: mattstat
Dr. Hyde described typical symptoms: “A belief that mankind causes every bad event, excessive hand-wringing, frequent bowel movements, a tendency to lurk on internet message boards and post things such as, ‘There is a consensus! There is a consensus!’, an irrational desire to measure one’s personal ‘carbon footprint.’” But the most worrying of all is the, “Urge to make idiotic comments in public tying global warming to any event.”

LOL!

35 posted on 02/13/2008 5:35:10 AM PST by maggief
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To: CPOSharky

No, no “Onion” or “Scrapple” (?). Just the result of me having too much coffee.


36 posted on 02/13/2008 5:35:58 AM PST by mattstat (http://wmbriggs.com)
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To: Slapshot68

Humans need an apocalypse. Remember the nuclear thing just a couple decades ago.


37 posted on 02/13/2008 5:38:04 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: mattstat
When it is difficult to tell a joke from fact, the subject matter must be far out there. Case and point. Good one though, but it further proves how the Al Gore left are nothing less than chicken little moonbats from the hyperbolic feverswamps of the extreme left. And it confounds me how they have legitimacy with our media culture.
38 posted on 02/13/2008 5:41:58 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: mattstat
“Since April, there is been a 32.817% increase in public cases of GWSS,”

Caught me posting a serious response. Says something about how well it fit in with current events. Beware excessive precision in press releases.

39 posted on 02/13/2008 5:43:34 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: metesky
I'm not going to start worrying until we get to 32.818%.

LOL... excatly.

I'm thinking someone who can't say, "roughly 33%" is wound WAY too tightly to be working at a "Center for Especially Disturbed" people. geez. (is he really working there, or is he a patient?)

40 posted on 02/13/2008 5:48:11 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: Wildbill22
Gullible the left is. It gives me an idea. Why can’t I sell carbon credits? As a matter of fact, I have a little land. I could, for a fee, plant a tree, name it, send a picture to the gullible, hug it every now and then, and when it is all grown years from now and forgotten by the guilt burdened donor, cut it down and sell to the lumber yard. I could make money coming and going, and probably get tax benefits as well!
I think I am onto something here.
41 posted on 02/13/2008 5:52:03 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: ZinGirl

Good point, LOL.


42 posted on 02/13/2008 5:58:33 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: mattstat

funny stuff, so are some of his other essays!!


43 posted on 02/13/2008 6:08:29 AM PST by bfree (liberalism is the enemy of freedom!!!)
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To: Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; Beowulf

Beam me to Planet Gore !

The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet

WeatherQuestions
Roy Spencer, the Official Climatologist of the EIB Network

44 posted on 02/13/2008 6:27:52 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: LRS; BunnySlippers
Al Gore is also the nut screaming “Fire!” in the crowded theater. If he could, Al would set a fire just to claim the title of “hero”...

My glasses are fogged up this morning from the cold, is that "hero" or is it "Nero" in your post?

45 posted on 02/13/2008 6:54:30 AM PST by TYVets
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To: RangerM
Aw come on, don't take this joke seriously.
Political Humor/Cartoon although not from Scrabbleface.
46 posted on 02/13/2008 6:56:58 AM PST by Hiddigeigei (Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. [Arnold Toynbee])
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To: Hiddigeigei

That’s why I was laughing.


47 posted on 02/13/2008 7:04:40 AM PST by RangerM (Jesus is the only perfect Christian)
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To: mattstat
Wonder if one of the therapies for this is to "Turn off Your TV".

Not listening to all the talking heads would help. That, and a quick trip to someplace north of the Mason-Dixon line, right about now.

48 posted on 02/13/2008 7:09:13 AM PST by wbill
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To: mattstat
"Global Warming Stress Syndrome Increasing, Psychologist Says"

I rank this affliction right up there with "UFO Stress Syndrome." Meaning, what happens to idiots with educations from liberal colleges who spend too much time drinking lattes, reading the New York Times, and contemplating their navels.

49 posted on 02/13/2008 8:30:07 AM PST by tom h
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To: RangerM
McKitrick Center for the Especially Disturbed

Seriously, does anybody think this is as funny as I do?


50 posted on 02/13/2008 8:38:38 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made." Groucho Marx)
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