Updated: Jan 24, 2021
"We are increasingly seeing articles in the media talking about climate grief and climate anxiety—fears that are especially strong among adolescents. How can we allay these fears?
Many people, not just youth, feel anguish and anxiety when they read about the melting icecaps and the rising seas; when they see the horrific images of wildfires and burned animals in Australia; and when they read that there are only “a few years left” to keep global warming under control. Even Greta Thunberg’s strong messages are alarming for many people when she describes the global situation as a “house on fire”. These fears have an impact on the mental health of young people. In fact, climate grief is the term that now refers to the mental health impacts and anguish caused by climate change."