Feb 26, 2007

Global Warming Causes Anxiety Among Children [LINK]

A British survey revealed that half the children it polled experienced anxiety over the effects of global warming, often losing sleep at the thought that entire countries would become submerged. From a report posted at GMTV:

Pete Williams, of Somerfield, said: "Concerns over our environment dominate the media at present and kids are exposed to the hard facts [sic] as much as anybody.

"While many adults may look the other way, this study should show that global warming is not only hurting the children of the future, it's affecting the welfare of kids now.

"By raising awareness amongst today's young, hopefully we are improving our chances of reaching a solution."

No, what is "affecting the welfare of kids now" is the widespread media coverage of the issue, not global warming itself. Do not complain about children's heightened anxiety when, by "raising awareness," that is your very goal.

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