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Climate Change Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health? How to Cope With ‘Eco-Anxiety’

Healthline, Timothy J. Legg, 2020

We’ve long passed the point of writing off signs of climate change as simply another phase in the normal cycle of global warming and cooling. Human actions have altered Earth’s climate, and the impact of this is becoming increasingly visible. Most people realize climate change can affect physical health through pollution, the spread of disease, and food scarcity. Mental health professionals also point to one serious mental health consequence: eco-anxiety. Eco-anxiety refers to persistent worries about the future of Earth and the life it shelters.

Updated December 8, 2021.