The number of “youth” who are naturally “consumed” with anxiety surrounding climate change can be counted on one hand. Actually on one thumb… at most. This is the same level of preposterousness as kittens having anxiety about the paucity of good cable channels. No normal kid wakes up in the morning wondering about the fate of penguins unless they’ve been brainwashed like Moonies by their idiotic parents and teachers about something that is every bit as abstract and fake as the bogey man. Show me a kid that runs around bleating about global warming and I’ll show you the atomic wedgie winner of the month.
It’s amusing to see cute stories of precocious pre teens doing their little bit in the cause of preventing global warming. Riding bikes to the mall instead of having mom drive them. Drinking water drawn from a local well instead of from evil plastic bottles. Wearing hemp clothes made by the local garment marm instead of shopping at Tommy Hilfiger. Using megaphones and tin cans to shout messages instead of using power hungry Iphones. Oh wait, that hasn’t happened yet. And don’t hold your breath. The chances of youth giving up their cushy lifestyles to save penguins and snow owls is as close to zero as finding shrimp at the buffet table after Al Gore’s been there.
The only place you’ll find anxiety in front of youth is in the dictionary unless there’s rumors of a new Iphone release. Their minds just aren’t wired towards expansive thought beyond getting the newest Apple gadget. Within the linked article, there’s a passage in which the little girl whose house had been swept away by a river now has developed fear of rivers which somehow translates into global warming anxiety. It’s as if you witnessed a car accident involving a Toyota and in the aftermath, have anxiety about Japanese people. The entire manufactured industry of global warming exists only in the world of those unable to logically reason for themselves on just how preposterous it all is. Or, propagated by modern day wise-men in the guise of lawyers, lobbyists and now psychologists. If there’s anxiety to be shared, it should be about the proliferation of lawyers, lobbyists and psychologists.