Speaking at the “Aspen Ideas: Climate Conference” in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday (March 8), Vice President Kamala Harris expressed concerns about young children experiencing “climate mental health,” drawing criticism and ridicule from those on social media.
Harris shared with the audience that she had spoken to young climate activists who assert climate change has affected their mental health.
She noted that “one of the young leaders” spoke to her and described being affected by “climate mental health.
Harris shared that she asked the young leader, “Tell me what’s going on with your peers,” before repeating the concept of climate mental health, adding that she asked the young activist to “unpack” the idea of climate mental health.
The Vice President continued with the story, sharing that the young activist described the worry and stress of thinking about “whether when they’re ready, could they start a family.”
Twitter users mocked Harriet’s recollection, noting that if young children’s mental health was suffering because of climate change, it was because of the alarmist claims politicians like Harris made about it.
Taking to Twitter, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences at Alabama University Matthew Wielicki slammed Harris and other “alarmists” for the children being stressed, noting that his students had also relayed “concern about having children because the alarmists have convinced them the planet is ending.”
Wielicki added, “This will be the lasting legacy of climate alarmism.”
Daniel Turner, the founder of the anti-green energy group Power the Future, also queried why Harris didn’t care about the “mental health of laid off Keystone XL pipeline workers?”