The climate crisis is affecting mental health. Situations such as hurricanes, lack of water, strong heat waves and natural phenomena such as earthquakes affect people’s wellbeing.
According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of Americans are concerned about climate change and 25% are alarmed, a figure that has doubled since 2017. Therefore, experts recommended paying attention to symptoms that arise from the climate change because this situation cannot become another problem after the pandemic.
“Witnessing natural disasters online, while different from living through them, can catalyze the development of eco-anxiety. Adults can reassure children by engaging in behavior that actively combats climate change.”
Dr. Katherine Grill| WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM