Mental Health Awareness Week: GWPF Blames Growing Climate Anxiety Among Children On Irresponsible Scare-Mongering

  • Date: 21/05/20
  • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

London, 21 May: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on responsible educators and journalists to stop terrifying children with exaggerated claims and worst-case predictions about the impact of global warming.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the GWPF has released a short video today to raise awareness of the growing mental health crisis among young children as a result of irresponsible climate scare-mongering.

According to a recent UK survey, 20% of British children are suffering from nightmares about global warming. One of the main reasons for this deplorable development are scare tactics adopted by green campaigners, educators, commentators and broadcasters to exaggerate the impact of global warming by emphasising worst-case catastrophising.

Relentless attempts to link every extreme weather event to climate change, and dire warnings about looming mass extinctions and the collapse of civilisation are highly contentious but are presented to even very young children as facts.

In their enthusiasm to advance their political agenda, green campaigners have deliberately and cynically used children’s fears as a political weapon that has been turned against them and their well-being.

Anyone who cares about the mental health of children should demand that they are protected from apocalyptic doom-mongers and their political agenda,” GWPF Director Benny Peiser said. 

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