Progressive-led hysteria: Psychologists says kids are being damaged by climate change debate

From Daily Mail: School children are developing ‘eco-anxiety’ as climate change continues to dominate the news agenda, a leading psychologist has claimed.

The panic sparked by the climate change debate has raised fears that the mental wellbeing of young people is suffering.

Child psychologist Andrew Greenfield explained that ‘eco-anxiety’ comes from young people feeling ‘helpless’ about the environment.

‘[Eco-anxiety] is some form of anxiety about where the world is heading when it comes to climate change,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘To some degree, the anxiety stems from kids lack of ability to control what is happening. They want change but they feel helpless to some degree to be able to get that change.’

More than 300,000 protesters in 110 towns and cities across Australia flooded the streets last Friday for the Global Strike 4 Climate.

The worldwide demonstrations were inspired by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who first made headlines for a one-person climate strike outside the Swedish parliament a year ago.

Speaking about the protests, Mr. Greenfield said it was important children stood up for their beliefs but also stressed concerns about the implications. ‘I think it’s certainly great for kids to say what they think and have their voice, I think it’s got to happen in the right way,’ he said.

‘Encouraging kids to be able to take time off school, is that a great way to do it? I guess we’ve got to think about that. But I think it’s about power in masses and people feel as though they have the ability to control more what’s happening with a power in numbers.’

On Monday, 16-year-old Greta berated world leaders for their inaction on climate change at the UN summit in New York.

The speech captivated audiences around the world but divided opinion on how young people are coping with the threats of the future.

In her explosive speech, Greta said: ‘We are in a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!’

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Greta needs to get off the grid. No electricity. Only feet for transportation. Grow her own food. Gather her own water. If she can do all that and THEN has time to protest – fine. Until then SHUT THE HELL UP.

Dan
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Dan

It’s more than a little strange this mystical union with the planet is from the world’s most self-indulgent consumers, and Greta the jet setter is their prophet. They ought to read Knut Hamsun’s novel Hunger about what real starvation actually does to the mind before their hysterical mass Gnosis becomes reified as death and starvation. Thanks to the death of Christianity in most of their lives, there’s no transcendent realm of hope and only the counterposition of Mother Earth supplanting Christ in their lives. Climate becomes almost the sole category of discourse beyond the hoped for globo-homo NWO, drugs, and… Read more »

William
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William

No Greta, we’re not in a mass extinction. World population continues to expand robustly. The globalist elites are planning one though. Nice of you to spread the word. So 15 years, 12 years. BetaBoy, not to be outdone, says ten years. That’s their schedule. Greta has Aspergers, people so afflicted obsess on fixed ideas, it’s impossible to change their minds or get them to talk about anything else. One guy I worked with it was license plates; for Greta it’s climate change. And that idea has been drilled into her. By her (((handlers)))

Jackie Puppet
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Too bad Greta wasn’t smart enough to berate the world leaders, especially Sweden’s, for allowing Sweden to become the rape capital of the world by encouraging the importation of rapefugees from the middle east.

Mary Haas
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Mary Haas

Nothing these climate crooks have predicted has come true, so what do they do? They double down on their insane predictions, and the ignorant people keep on believing them. I’ve been taught all my life from the Bible, and I believe every word of it. The Lord has promised us from the very beginning that He alone created this world and everything in it. That He holds it all in His hands and by Him, all things consist. If these people want to believe that mankind has the power to do what only God can, and drum up all of… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Kids are being damaged by PARENTS, teachers, television, fatherless home, drugs, abusing adults, the list is so long, climate change has nothing to do with damaging the children -the left is utilizing children that don’t have a voice, and making them slaves of their doctrine.

kjf
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kjf

I said it the other day, I will say it again. Both sides of the spectrum should leave children out of their political agendas. Both sides use children to push “fear” and guilt. It is one thing to educate your child to question everything esp the “offical” narrative and help them develop critical thinking skills, it is another to use them for 15 min of news time. The left hates kids, which is why they abuse them like this, and the right claims they love kids but at the same time abuse them the same way. You want to protect… Read more »

Tannhauser
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Tannhauser

They are all ” Gretarded” !

Jackie Puppet
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LMAO!

Watertender
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Watertender

The minute any of these kids realize that what they are screaming about will make them do physical labor and deprive them of their cellphones they will do a 180 degree turn…. People talk about a simpler lifestyle with less carbon footprint until it comes to them. Learned helplessness is a great term. It amazes me how many people are totally helpless in so many ways. Greta will be cast aside once her part is played and she will just be another useless eater…

Jackie Puppet
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Or IF she gets a job, and finds out how much of the money she makes, is taken away from her in the form of taxes, and spent on rapefugees.

Dave
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I could think of several other things of far greater importance to their health being rolled out this summer which they should be protesting about.
Alas.