“Do you have a loved one or just friend who needs to escape a mental rut about climate alarm and forced energy transformation? Someone with intellect and passion to examine the other side of a supposedly ‘closed’ debate? Someone who might even reverse course to challenge climate exaggeration, energy statism, and global government? This conference is for them.”
Bill McKibben writes a series for The New Yorker, “Climate Change: Documenting the Unfolding Environmental Crisis.” His most recent entry, “Climate Anxiety Makes Good Sense,” begins:
Even as we begin to emerge from the stress of the pandemic year, mental-health professionals are noting a steady uptick in a different form of anxiety—the worry over climate change and the future that it will bring.
He refers to surveys showing “about forty per cent of Americans feeling ‘disgusted’ or ‘helpless’ about global warming, and a poll from the American Psychiatric Association finding that more than half of the respondents were concerned about the effects of climate change on their mental health.” McKibben added:
The effects seem particularly harsh on new mothers, and, indeed, a fear of adding to the climate problem and of the disintegration it might cause seems to be deterring large numbers of young people from having kids of their own. Understandably, the fear of a wrecked future increases as you descend the age scale: a March survey of Gen-Z Americans aged between fourteen and twenty-four found that eighty-three per cent are concerned about the health of the planet (although nearly half said that they have been feeling a little better since Biden took office).
Climate Cure: Education
If this polling data is true (push polling can get the desired answers), there is an off-the-shelf, nonprescription strategy to address climate angst: reading, studying, and deciding for yourself. This brings me to the 15th International Conference on Climate Change this February 23–25, hosted by the Heartland Institute.
“The True Crisis: Climate Change or Climate Policy?” (registration here) is described by the organizers as follows:
Make plans NOW to join The Heartland Institute at the 15th edition of the most-important and informative conference on climate science and energy policy in the world.
Held at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida – a location we picked to honor Florida’s status as by-design “free state” – the 15th International Conference on Climate Change will once again bring together the world’s best experts to analyze the latest climate science and the wrong-headed energy and policy solutions the world’s governments are determined to impose on us all.
From the green energy boondoggles in the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” in the United States, to the ongoing wind-power disaster in Germany, and threats of energy cuts in the winter in the UK, the climate policy “solutions” are a real and growing problem for the people of the world. Why are we making life poorer and more miserable for most of the people on the planet when there is no climate crisis?
Attend this conference to learn the truth, and inspire your own passion to spread that truth around the globe.
Again, those with climate anxiety or a general sense of eco-hopelessness have one-stop-shopping to learn about the optimistic side of CO2 enrichment and the benefits of global lukewarming (particularly in months like February). To learn about energy density and the benefits of stock energies over dilute, intermittent alternatives. To grasp the wind-turbine-sized hypocrisy of an intellectual/political elite basking in the benefits of modern living and jetting around, while telling others to stay poor or do with less.
Do you have a loved one or just friend who needs to escape a mental rut about climate alarm and forced energy transformation? Someone with intellect and passion to examine the other side of a supposedly ‘closed’ debate? Someone who might even reverse course to challenge climate exaggeration, energy statism, and global government? This conference is for them.
The moral high ground and intellectual case for freedom await. See you there!
P.S. Dear Harvard Medical School: don’t double down on climate alarm, attend the Heartland conference. Good Grief Network: have a better message to share with those in need. No, Smithsonian Magazine, “crushing anxiety about the climate crisis” is not normal. Ecotherapist Phoenix Smith: bring your patients to the event to replace denial, fear, anger, and sadness with realism and hope–and a new mission to rescue those programmed in climate cultism.
This list can go on and on, so spread the invitation throughout the climate-anxiety community.
Thanks, Robert Bradley. I love this tongue in cheek, ironic, pithy, invitation to the Heartland Conference.
QUOTE To learn about energy density and the benefits of stock energies over dilute, intermittent alternatives. To grasp the wind-turbine-sized hypocrisy of an intellectual/political elite basking in the benefits of modern living and jetting around, while telling others to stay poor or do with less. UNQUOTE
Another memorable quote by Bill McKibben:
Quote: The roof of my house is covered in solar panels. When I’m home, I’m a pretty green fellow. Unquote
If there’s anybody in this world who desperately needs intervention and therapy for an acute case of “climate anxiety,” it’s Bill McKibben.
The man is an out-and-out nutcase.
It is nearly impossible for me to believe that an otherwise reputable college (Middlebury) would employ a crackpot like McKibben. It is even more difficult to believe that the school allows him anywhere near impressionable young people.
McKibben has succeeded to the role of Rasputin in respect of far too many Rockefeller heirs who have succumbed to McKibben’s siren song of absolution for their pedagogically instilled guilt.
McKibben is a charlatan and a fraud.
Great post, Rob! Diane Bast and I plan to attend, our first ICCC since we retired in 2018. We look forward to seeing you and many other old(er) friends there.