Micro-inequities such as not getting a chummy nickname or being taken out to lunch are the focus of a recent ABA journal article claiming they have a big work impact.
Green Fatigue, Global Warming and the Therapeutic Something or Other
NYU medical school clinic prescribes house plants for allegedly polluted indoor air, sunflowers for soil believed to contain lead, window treatments, tadpoles and succulents - to help people translate their environmental anxiety into concrete action. This clinician has a lab coat, a mock medicine cabinet, but no M.D. The New York Times describes her as an artist, designer and engineer to whom patients can bring their environmental concerns for her prescriptions. A professor of environmental medicine at the NYU School of Medicine describes this as a service that is needed to show people that they can "do something" about these anxieties. And who is subsidizing this?
In light of the above, a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece on global warming as public hysteria - is recommended reading - and re-reading.