GWDS... Global Warming Derangement Syndrome
Last year, an anxious, depressed 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. He was refusing to drink water. Worried about drought related to climate change, the young man was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die. The Australian doctors wrote the case up as the first known instance of "climate change delusion."
And possibly some sort of perverse strain of a Messiah complex, as well.
Hey, if we were doing Cold War-induced “duck and cover” drills early in our grade school career, what would be the appropriate 2nd grade response to global war… climate change these days? "Dehydration Day" every Wednesday?