At Grist, Madeleine Thomas has penned an article Climate depression is real. Just ask a scientist. Excerpts:I'm crying actual tears here. Tears of laughter, but tears nonetheless. RTWT for the biggest laugh you'll get today.
Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “professionally depressed” that she questioned abandoning her research in climate change entirely.
“I felt like here was this huge signal I was finding and no one was paying attention to it,” Parmesan says. “I was really thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’” She ultimately packed up her life here in the States and moved to her husband’s native United Kingdom.
“In the U.S., [climate change] isn’t well-supported by the funding system, and when I give public talks in the U.S., I have to devote the first half of the talk to [the topic] that climate change is really happening,” says Parmesan, now a professor at Plymouth University in England.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Climate Scientists suffer from "Pre-Traumatic Stress" disorder
It's not easy being a scientist Social Justice Warrior: