Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Mania Of The Masses

"A 17-year-old man was referred to the inpatient psychiatric unit at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with an eight-month history of depressed mood . . . He also . . . had visions of apocalyptic events. The patient had also developed the belief that, due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people through exhaustion of water supplies."

-- Andrew Bolt, reporting on the first reported diagnosis of "climate change delusion," for Australia's Herald-Sun.