More than half (57%) of child psychiatrists in England are seeing children and young people distressed by the climate emergency, as experts warn that eco-anxiety is growing among under-25s. Although not yet considered a diagnosable condition,levels of “chronic fear of environmental doom” are likely to be underestimated, while international research has found anxiety is “profoundly affecting huge numbers of young people around the world”. (The Guardian 7 Oct 2021)
My comment: I find myself (disgracefully), watching the mayhem caused in six states by yesterdays destructive tornados thanking heaven that I am the age I am. I will not see the finale of global warming and the upheaval it will bring. But the fact is that I, my friends and family, have done our bit to contribute to it, as my grandchildren would tell me were they not nice, polite people. I tried to put solar panels on the roof, but a nearby tree interfered with the light, and would have been wholly ineffective.
Our next car will be electric. I try not to use the current one unless I have to. No, it doesn’t amount to much, does it?