Skip to comments.Report links global warming with mental illness; "skeptical environmentalist" scoffs
Posted on 08/31/2011 10:26:30 AM PDT by martosko
A report from Australias Climate Institute which links global warming with mental illness is already drawing eyerolls from a central academic in the global climate-change debate.
In its report, the anti-carbon emissions organization argues that a spike in severe weather events in Australia coincides with increased rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse.
Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish professor and environmental statistician, and a cautious believer in global warming but also an advocate for sound and rational decisions about how to fix it told The Daily Caller the study is problematic.
Cutting carbon emissions to slow a mental health epidemic down the road, Lomborg says, is an extreme reaction that makes it difficult to take global warming and climate change advocates seriously.
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