Thursday, August 13, 2009

Don't believe in Global Warming? You must be crazy!

From ShrinkWrapped, comes news of the latest effort to demonize those who are skeptical of Global Warming junk science:
The Soviet Union perfected the art of pathologizing its dissidents. Since the USSR was a "Worker's Paradise" it was rather obvious that anyone who objected to the arrangement must be psychologically impaired. Dissidents were routinely sent to Psychiatric hospitals and injected with all manner of powerful Psychiatric medications in an effort to correct their Psychiatric disorders. Once the basic premise was accepted, the misuse of Psychiatry was inevitable. It appears that the American Psychological Association is following in the glorious footsteps of Soviet Psychiatry: [HT: Jonah Goldberg]
Psychology and Global Climate Change:

Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges

A Report by the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change

I hadn't realized that there was an intimate interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change, but once the premise is accepted, the abuses to follow become inevitable. According to the APA report (which relies on the IPCC report that has been debunked as junk science by a fair number of eminent Climate Researchers), the Global Climate is changing and human activity is the primary driver of climate change. [emphasis added] ...
Second, it establishes that those of us who do not accept the received wisdom of Anthropogenic Climate Change (and whatever happened to Global Warming?) are exercising a primitive defense mechanism, denial. Brief episodes of denial are not diagnostic, but sustained denial suggests an impairment of reality testing. The APA has now established a baseline assumption that those who are in denial of Anthropogenic Climate Change are suffering from a psychological disorder that is reflected in their use of denial. [emphasis added] ...

Read the rest here. Once Global Warming Denial Syndrome is accepted as a psychiatric disorder, can Thorazine and electro-shock treatment for those "afflicted" be far behind?

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