Children suffering eco-anxiety over climate change, say psychologists

Children suffering eco-anxiety over climate change, say psychologistsChildren are increasingly suffering anxiety and grief about climate change, British psychologists said on Thursday, advising parents to discuss the issue in an age-appropriate way. Adults must acknowledge young people’s fears and offer them support in taking positive action such as joining Friday’s global climate strike, said the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA), a group of psychologists and researchers. “Children are saying things like, ‘Climate change is here as revenge, you’ve messed up the climate and nature is fighting back through climate change’,” said Caroline Hickman, a teaching fellow at the University of Bath and a CPA executive.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines