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Youth anxiety on the rise
amid changing climate

Globe and Mail (Canada), by Gayle MacDonald

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/6/2014 10:04:52 AM

Sammy McLean, 14, felt overwhelming helplessness as she stood with her family and watched two angry rivers – the Bow and the Elbow – surge through their home, cutting a path of destruction across the downtown Calgary neighbourhood. Furniture flew through the front windows, and the basement and first floor were washed out and filled with mud. McLean remembers thinking that her once calm, picturesque street resembled a war zone.

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This is not the first time the left has made kids anxious about their future. I remember being hammered at school, at the movies, and from the news back in the 80´s that a senile Ronald Reagan was going to start Nuclear Armageddon and vaporize the planet. I know I wasn´t the only kid to look for the closest fall out shelter in our neighborhood.

It is a real issue. The "counselor" quoted in the article is a priceless example of how deep this nonsense has penetrated.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexasRose, 5/6/2014 10:15:22 AM     (No. 9838262)

I´m still looking for the killer bees! I understand that there are some in Texas, but I haven´t heard of the massive invasion that I was led to believe was going to happen when I was a child.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 5/6/2014 10:25:56 AM     (No. 9838287)

When I was 8 - 10 in the 60´s, I was scared to death of UFOs not being friendly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: craige, 5/6/2014 10:29:08 AM     (No. 9838293)

I survived Christian Science and ´duck and cover´ in my youth.

Today´s hysterics are global warming worshippers and SHTF doomsday preppers.

End of the world crackpots have always been with us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/6/2014 10:31:20 AM     (No. 9838298)

I was a child during WWII and still remember the air raid drills and blackouts (Queens, NYC). I grew up during the days of regular "duck and cover" drills at school.

I saw the second plane fly into the WTC, and stood on the street and watched the collapse of the WTC building.

I have a friend who survived and remembers the British bombing of Dresden.

Climate change doesn´t scare me at all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 5/6/2014 10:36:40 AM     (No. 9838306)

That is even less plausible than all those young women being afraid of Rush Limbaugh! What a crock!

Ditto on the No Fear: I´ve raised a teenage boy who now has teenaged sons of his own. I´m not scared of anything except the lying Federal Government in Washington, DC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 5/6/2014 10:42:18 AM     (No. 9838315)

Amazing - - ain´t it - - that glo-bull warming can cause floods AND droughts at the same time?

Glo-bull warming can also pat its head and rub its stomach at the same time too.

Very, very talented.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 5/6/2014 11:19:22 AM     (No. 9838370)

Fear is a cheap way to control people. Communists start using it on the youth and hope it sticks through life. Fortunately Americans have been too optimistic to succumb to life in a self-imposed bubble. We´ll see if the next generation deserves to inherit a free America by overcoming fear of the unknown (which is built into our DNA, BTW)..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 5/6/2014 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9838475)

So what caused all the devastating floods in previous centuries?
Man-made CO2 or Mother Nature?
Is this just pompous arrogance on the part of the global warmist crowd or something more sinister?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Talk2, 5/6/2014 12:44:37 PM     (No. 9838496)

These kids are anxious because liberal teacher have filled them with progressive claptrap about global warming, global cooling, and when those two didn´t work the propaganda mill began churning out global climate change as though climate change only happened beginning in the 20th century. This is about MONEY and nothing else. Universities need money and the more grants for real and imagined research needs they can generate via real and bogus research grants they better - for them. Meanwhile, little children become neurotic teens and pitiful adults.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 5/6/2014 1:10:58 PM     (No. 9838523)

Dr Saade should just tell them that there hasn´t been any warming in their entire lifetimes and these youngsters will walk away cured after one 30 second session.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/6/2014 1:33:48 PM     (No. 9838556)

agree with #10 - money is the only thing speaking in this globaloney climate hoax. Enormous grants for phoney "science" with computer models proves nothing except man´s proclivity for greed and disregard for honesty.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mikkins2, 5/6/2014 1:39:16 PM     (No. 9838562)

Your welcome Rush. Heh!

Good to know I wasnt the only one to remember how the threat of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan were used by the left in the exact same way as global-climate-warming-change is being used.

That is why every time I see that clip of Al Gore screaming "They played on our fears!" a makes me want throw a brick at my T.V..

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/6/2014 1:46:23 PM     (No. 9838566)

Oh, please. All I ever heard when I was a little kid was that the Russians were gonna drop an A-Bomb on me.

I coped.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tennman, 5/6/2014 2:00:48 PM     (No. 9838588)

How nice the left has this boogie-man to blame. Too hot? Climate Change. Too cold? Climate Change. Too dry, wet, windy? Ditto. Frizzy hair? You guessed it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sw penn, 5/6/2014 3:38:58 PM     (No. 9838712)

Anxiety used to be a productive social force.

How many were kept on the straight and narrow
by fear o´ sizzlin´ in ole sparky?

Not politically correct to instill that fear anymore?

Big Ed only installs the State Duma approved software.

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