Freakout at the American Public Health Association

We’ve presented a few of the hysterical comments by leftists to news that President Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Trita Parsi, the pro-Iran apologist, tweeted: “Trump just declared war on the very idea of life on earth.” Stephen Walt, the Israel hater, tweeted: “Trump Secret Plan for Middle East Peace: make the whole region to hot for anyone to live in.”

I doubt that Parsi and Walt believe what they wrote, but many few Americans very likely do believe that Trump’s decision has doomed them and/or their children. How will they cope?

Fortunately, the American Public Health Association is on the case. It has organized a workshop called “Building Mental Wellness and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change.” The invitation explains:

While public health programs focus on providing short-term assistance during and after major climate events, the public also needs long-term strategies to cope with the strain that rising, ongoing climate change has on mental health and psychosocial well-being.


In this workshop — livecast by APHA on its website — it will illustrate how public health professionals can help build widespread resilience for the traumas and toxic stresses of climate change.

The title of Stanley Kubrick’s movie classic on the threat of nuclear was: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” The APHA clearly doesn’t want us to love global warming. Nor, I’m confident, does the organization want us to stop worrying about the matter. It would be irresponsible to sugar-coat the apocalypse.

How, then, does the APHA expect us “to cope with the strain that. . .climate change has” on our “mental health and psychosocial well-being”? Find out on June 12 at 1:30 EDT.


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