The headline reads, Climate change leads to psychiatric illness: WHO so naturally I thought it was going to be an article about Al Gore and how society is ready to finally give him and his "We'll all be cannibals" minions the psychiatric care they all so desperately need. But nope, I should have known better. Instead of challenging Al's sanity the article is about yet another monstrous ramification of global warming.
New Delhi: Establishing a link between climate change and mental health, the World Health Organisation has said extreme weather conditions like floods, droughts and natural calamities can lead to psychiatric illnesses.So it seems, not only will we be eating each other we're all going to be really stressed about it, too. Global warming sucks, man. Really sucks.
"Psychosocial illnesses are a part of the various health issues associated with climate change," Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Deputy Regional Director, WHO, said.
Anticipating that severe flooding may become more frequent due to global warming, a WHO report said that independent studies in cyclone-affected Orissa and a flooded town in England has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder syndromes of different severity in affected people even after an year.