To Orwell Today,
Reading your items on climate, made me also think about another climate prevelent today in our ORWELLIAN Society. This is known as the climate of FEAR.
Hardly a day goes by without our news media putting out sensational discoveries that pain killers cause death, heart attacks, breast cancer; male Viagra causing strokes; smoking kills everyone; mobile phones cause brain damage; car exhaust poisons us; herbs are dangerous; no physical jerks cause heart disese etc, etc. Then there's FEAR of terrorism with body searches at airports, 4 million CCTVs, helicopters, surveillance, 75% police budget, FEAR of neighbours, stranger dangers, etc. Everyone's a potential terrorist. No wonder rates of mental illness are soaring.
Yes, the weather wizards are busy in all areas - even with their Climate of Fear.
All the best,
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~
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