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Climate Change Anxiety Made Me Do It
Activist let off charges for blocking Sydney traffic because she was worried about the climate
A CLIMATE protestor who caused gridlock when she stopped her car at the Sydney tunnel entrance and then chained herself to the steering wheel was said to have been suffering from climate anxiety.
All charges against her have been dropped.
According to news reports, the protestor’s lawyer successfully argued that his 22-year-old client had been terribly traumatised by the Lismore floods earlier this year.
She was suffering anxiety that had turned into full-blown PTSD because of climate change. This led her to block traffic during peak hour, while live streaming herself for effect.
Instead of being fined $22,000 or jailed for two years, as NSW laws designed to stop activists disrupting traffic stipulate, the woman was asked to undergo psychological counselling.
Personally I think they should have let the woman experience climate anxiety experience some prison cell anxiety, and then asked her to choose which she preferred.
But the magistrate didn’t see it that way.
Feeling worried about the weather is now a reasonable defence, apparently.
Next time a traffic cop issues me with a speeding ticket I’m going to argue in court that I had no choice but to break the speed limit.
“I was racing to get away from the climate change,” I will say.
And why not?
Isn’t anything justified when people like United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ say things like this …
“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But, the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels,” he said.
The woman who blocked Sydney traffic, causing cars to back up for kilometres, was not a radical. The dangerous radical is Peter Dutton.
And the climate activist who set himself on fire at a London tennis tournament this month was not a radical, The dangerous radical is Liz Truss.
Chicken Little continued …
“We are on a fast track to climate disaster. Major cities under water. Unprecedented heatwaves. Terrifying storms. Widespread water shortages. The extinction of a million species of plants and animals. This is not fiction or exaggeration. It is what science tells us will result from our current energy policies.”
Next thing you know, the Climate Council of Australia boss Tim ‘the Dams will Never be Full Again’ Flannery will be telling us that climate anxiety is normal and warranted.
Actually, his organisation already did that.
An article posted on the Climate Council’s website says climate anxiety is perfectly reasonable and in fact warranted.
Well, I mean, it’s a climate crisis right? The planet is literally going to end in … um, what was it? I keep on forgetting. Was it five years ago? Ten years ago? Or was it last month? Or is it in 2030?
Where’s Greta when I need her?
Anyway, Greens leader Adam Bandt reckons it’s a climate emergency crisis thingy and everything is going to explode off the edge of a climate cliff or some such if we don’t stop flying places.
And if you don’t believe this, a thousand global elites will tell us all over again just as soon as they all fly their private jets into whatever luxury resort the next climate bed-wetting session is due to be held later this year.
The Climate Council of Australia helpfully advises young people traumatised by the climate to get some exercise, talk it out with a friend, or …. join a climate group and “take action”.
Which is exactly what our traumatised tunnel clogger did.
It’s easy to be mad at the silly woman for blocking the Sydney tunnel. But maybe her lawyer wasn’t making the whole climate anxiety thing up. Maybe she really is suffering from eco-freak.
Our anger shouldn’t be directed at the weather worrier from Lismore. Our anger should directed at those who are radicalising our young people with their nonsense climate porn.