Is it okay to enjoy the warm winters of climate change? The weather is nice, but it reminds us of the problems to come. Tom Toles on his and Michael Mann’s book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. “A sense of despair”: The mental health cost of unchecked climate change. Thread: “How am I supposed to do my job — literally to chronicle planetary suicide — w/o experiencing deep existential despair myself?” A brain-invading parasite is believed to be spreading because of climate change. Our brains love new stuff, and it’s killing the planet.