It's a very good thing that President Bush, candidates Clinton, McCain, Obama, and our very own Governor Doyle have all exhibited the leadership and foresight to take action far in advance without waiting for actual evidence or scientific proof to halt the destruction of our beloved planet by evil Man. They each have stood tall and proud even in the face of the incessant mocking by Global Warming deniers such as I. Here is another feather in their caps*:
Sarah Edwards worries about the gasoline she burns, the paper towels she throws out, the litter on the beach, water pollution. She worries so much, it literally makes her sick."...those who can't handle the thought that they — or anyone — are in some way contributing to global warming..."
"Fear, grief, anger, confusion and depression," Edwards says, pointing to the negativity that has manifested itself in real-life symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and fatigue.[...]
Edwards suffers from eco-anxiety, the growing angst experienced by those who can't handle the thought that they — or anyone — are in some way contributing to global warming, species extinction and dwindling natural resources.[...]
Things have gotten so bad, a new kind of therapy has sprouted up to keep people from going nuts over the environment.
It’s called "eco-therapy" or "eco-psychology." The time on the couch isn’t spent delving into a patient's childhood to find the source of misery. Instead, it looks at how much time a person spends in nature, the person's carbon footprint and what the individual is doing to save the planet.
And the prescribed treatment may be as simple as a dose of recycling or — you guessed it — hugging a tree.
Do I hear the call for another cabinet position or National Czar?
*(The word 'caps' used in the context of Liberal or RINO initiatives seemed quite amusing.)