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‘Eco-Anxiety’: How To Spot It & What To Do About It

Overwhelmed by the magnitude of the issue and mindful of their position as just one person on a planet of billions has led to the phenomenon of ‘eco-anxiety’, described by Psychology Today as “a fairly recent psychological disorder afflicting an increasing number of individuals who worry about the environmental crisis”.

Copyright (c) Green Energy News / Dan Stephens
Copyright (c) Green Energy News / Dan Stephens

The headlines detailing extreme weather events seem to come at you day after day. Your social feed – and just stepping outside – alerts you to record temperatures being set. And yet, still, some people in positions of power deny its full impact.

Meanwhile, an academic paper on climate change – that is so grim it apparently resulted in people going to therapy – has gone viral, with some reports suggesting it has been downloaded more than 110,000 times.

In the words of the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who founded the school strike for climate movement in 2018: “Adults keep saying, we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic.” [Read the full article on the BBC website…]


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