New interesting research reveals that climate anxiety are not just Western concerns but actually common among the youth on nearly every continent; however, it seems that the ability to do something about it depends on where they live. The study, recently published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, takes the broadest look yet at climate anxiety around the globe. The University of Nottinghamand together with researchers all over the world surveyed more than 10,000 university students in 32 countries, asking how climate change made them feel and found that it is hurting people’s mental health virtually everywhere, from Brazil to Uganda, Portugal to the Philippines.
Previous research has suggested that climate anxiety is widespread: Last year, a survey in 11 countries around the world found that 45 percent of teens and young adults said that climate anxiety was affecting their daily lives and ability to function.
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(C) Grist Magazine, 17 October 2022