(CNSNews.com) – A new government report says global warming could lead to an increase in both cancer and mental illness worldwide, and it calls for more federally funded research to determine how that might happen. [And monkey's just might fly out of my posterior, too. I wonder if I should apply for a grant--ed.]First of all, the audacity of linking mental health to global warming is itself the near-definition of being unhinged. But these 'scientists' (and I use the term loosely) are covering all their bases on finding a raison d' etre in their desperate quest for relevancy; even going so far as to throw Obama's beloved green jobs under the bus:
The report, A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change, was published by the Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health – a combination of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, State Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Agriculture, the EPA, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The report's overall thrust is for more federally funded research to investigate the alleged links between global warming and public health, including the [Get this--ed] potentially negative effects from warming and the potentially negative side-effect of green technologies.This report, funded courtesy of your tax dollars, is filled with all the doublespeak and pointy-headed gobbledygook that we've come to know and love from academia:
Despite these warnings and predictions, the report admitted that the government knows little about whether or not any of these supposed new causes of cancer will actually cause any more cancer.Correct me if I'm wrong, but something either causes cancer, or it doesn't. If it doesn't actually cause, cancer, then it must not really be a cause of cancer, new or otherwise.
Onward and upward now, as we sally forth into mental illness:
“The most common mental health conditions associated with extreme events range from acute traumatic stress to more chronic stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, complicated grief, depression, anxiety disorders, somatic complaints, poor concentration, sleep difficulties, sexual dysfunction, social avoidance, irritability, and drug or alcohol abuse,” reads the report.No doubt Viagra folks are now in the process of hiring hobos to empty spray cans into the atmosphere to hasten the process.
Of course, these clowns warn that more taxpayer funded research is needed:
As with global warming-caused cancer, the report admits that much more scientific work is needed on the links between global warming and mental illness, saying “numerous research gaps exist.”As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a bunch of maroons."
But in all seriousness, Mental illness is only part of it.
The other part of it is the 'scientific' community grasping at straws, now that their global warming strawman has been uncovered.
No doubt, research funds are now drying up, and they're looking for any angle, any angle or crisis, manufactured or otherwise, to which they could attach as a raison d'etre to extend their greasy, grimy, malfesant claws to beg for more money from the public trough.
They used to have credibility. They lost it. They used to wield a lot of power in terms of influencing legislation and policy; now they are held as laughingstock by all except for the ever-declining numbers of fellow-travellers remaining in their ever-shrinking echo-chambers (unfortunately, the current POTUS remains among their declining ranks).
Look for them to become more rabid, more shrieking,, more unhinged and to make even more outlandish claims as their relevancy diminishes even further as their nefarious aims and quack methodologies continue to be exposed.