"There were clear statistical variances that suggest a characteristic neuropathology. In the case of the deniers, counter to the normal pattern of activity, significantly activated regions included the left caudate, bilateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) and para-hippocampal gyri. Activations in the putamen and the globus pallidus were significant at p<0.005 (uncorrected), but no activation was found in the nucleus accumbens.”
"Subjects who had declared varying degrees of skepticism were confronted with images totemic of climate change evidence and were asked to offer their personal assessment whilst undergoing functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).”
"Deniers were simply unreceptive to the evidence presented and, instead, were activating brain regions associated with memory recall in order to entrench their preconceived ideas."
Climate activist meteorologist Eric Holthaus: 'I lose sleep over climate change almost every single night. I can't remember how long this has been happening, but it's been quite a while, and it's only getting worse. I confess: I need help.'
'I've spent most of the past year alternating between soul-crushing despair and headstrong hope.'
'For now at least, the good days are enough to keep me going. But there are also days when I'm paralyzed.'
'My support network has become those who are going through the same emotional crisis.'