Report: Global warming alarmism can cause depression
Ever wonder what’s bothering Al Gore? Worrying too much about catastrophic global warming is not good for your mental health, according to new research from Germany.
Because global warming is a global issue that requires international cooperation, it can leave the individual activist with a sense of powerlessness, leading to a condition called “doomer-depression.”
The German publication TAZ reports that because the doomsday scenarios surrounding global warming have been around for decades, researchers are finding that such scenarios are causing depression on a global scale. Furthermore, it is making more people complacent when it comes to acting on global warming.