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To Relieve ‘Climate Anxiety,’ This Colorado Professor Pretends She’s a Butterfly

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Nick Baker

January 29, 2024

The University of Colorado – Boulder’s embrace of the bizarre is soaring to new heights, as one of the institution’s professors shares her method of dealing with anxiety over the planet’s supposedly impending doom: pretending to be a butterfly.

Beth Osnes, who teaches a “Creative Climate Communication” course, was recently profiled by Colorado Public Radio. In the article, she says that by dressing up as a butterfly, she hopes to “inspire people to be hopeful and resilient in the face of the climate crisis.”

According to former students, she opens the first day of the semester with her performance.

She begins her strange ritual as a butterfly egg before proceeding through each stage of metamorphosis, entering into a cocoon before coming out with wings.

In addition to Osnes’ butterfly persona, her website shows her dressed in an eagle costume; and she has previously encouraged her students to dress up as fruits and vegetables in order to encourage plant-based diets.

Her faculty profile on the university’s website also says that she co-founded an organization that seeks to promote “non-binary youth vocal empowerment.”

“Climate anxiety” has been peddled by the Left for decades. Unfortunately, many young people are being misguided by their teachers and professors into believing that the world is going to end, and the only way to stop it from doing so is to fall in line with the Left’s climate agenda.

Earlier this month, the New Guard exposed UC-Boulder’s “Strategies for Coping with Climate Anxiety” guide, which explicitly encourages students to contact legislators and donate money to leftist funding projects.

The Left will continue to try and push its agenda using fear tactics, but fortunately, it’s not working as well as they would hope. Young America’s Foundation’s recent national poll of high school and college students discovered that the economy is young peoples’ number one concern, while the environment ranks number five.


Interested in learning the truth about the Left’s climate hysteria? Check out Young America’s Foundation’s “Save the Earth from Environmental Alarmism!” pamphlet.

 


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