75% of children and young people feel the future is frightening
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Lead author of the study, psychotherapist, University of Bath, Climate Psychology Alliance
Lead author of the study, clinical psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bath
Nigerian youth activist, Susty Vibes
Co-author of the study, British youth activist, UKYCC
Lawyer and human rights expert at the University of Birmingham
German youth activist, Fridays for Future
"What makes them anxious is when people don't talk to them about it."— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) September 14, 2021
A survey of 10,000 16-25 year olds found climate change is causing them widespread anxiety. But the lead researcher says this doesn't mean we should just avoid the subjecthttps://t.co/5hOI30CkcZ
Truly alarming results from this study on #ClimateAnxiety! Nearly 1 in 2 children and young people say feelings about climate negatively affect their daily lives. What more do we need for our governments to deal with the climate emergency? #WeFeelThisToo https://t.co/3ZM5h26yNQ— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 14, 2021
Four in ten young people are so anxious about climate change that they are hesitant about having children— The Times (@thetimes) September 14, 2021
The largest scientific study to date of climate anxiety in 16 to 25-year-olds found that it was affecting the daily lives of 45% of them https://t.co/Q2Xyee2UHM
🚨NEW🚨— Greenhouse (@Greenhouse_PR) September 14, 2021
Study in @TheLancetPlanet finds nearly 60% of young people are worried about #ClimateChange
"Our #ClimateAnxiety comes from feeling betrayed by government inaction" @mitzijonelle
The message is clear - young people must be heard@TRF_Stories👇https://t.co/QjFAIQzIj5 pic.twitter.com/2VpBfRLl6d
This follows our survey which also highlighted young people’s concerns about climate change. We created resources to help - see our eco distress information for young people, please share if you know someone who might find it helpful. #RCPsychclimate https://t.co/MmzYGz8KOR https://t.co/qpJThSf93g— Royal College of Psychiatrists (@rcpsych) September 14, 2021
L’écoanxiété est générationnelle.— Delphine Batho (@delphinebatho) September 14, 2021
Elle est le résultat du déni et de l’inaction climatique.
La souffrance de la jeunesse est aussi une capacité de révolte pour écrire un autre futur que celui d’une croissance sans limites et destructrice. https://t.co/VsdO0gZGaw
🌍 Sad, angry or powerless. Over 50% young people felt like this when it comes to climate change and gov response.➡️https://t.co/TBkj2yc6fD— Iratxe Garcia Perez/♥️ (@IratxeGarper) September 14, 2021
We got it! #WeFeelThistoo
The future must be cleaner and more sustainable or it will simply cease to be.
We owe it to the next generations!
#WeFeelThisToo Shocking new research shows 75% of young people feel serious distress about the future linking to government inaction on climate change. Not only the young. I'm a pensioner & for my grandchildren I want government action, funds & resources to reduce emissions NOW.— David Norton Murray (@davidnmurray) September 14, 2021
Can you imagine growing up terrified about your future and the adults around you seemingly not doing anything to help?— Rowan Ryrie (@ForTheirFuture_) September 14, 2021
That's the position most of our kids are in.
Our kids NEED to see the adults they trust engaging in pushing for climate action.#WeFeelThisToo #ClimateAnxiety pic.twitter.com/tDkfQX1eqa
Distressing to read research that young people globally are so distressed by the #ClimateCrisis. They are not alone #WeFeelThisToo— Rosie Spooner (@spooner_rosie) September 14, 2021
To help eco anxiety I spend time in nature.
What do others do? @RCPCHPresident @_katieknight_ @DrStaceyHarrishttps://t.co/r7LTu37R2k
This year was the first time that I had chronic sleep problems, and after trying many things, I ultimately realized it was connected to my #ClimateAnxiety. Check out the launch of one of the largest studies on this, out tomorrow 👇🏾#WeFeelThisToo https://t.co/vZg5vt2lme— Risalat Khan (@risalat_k) September 13, 2021
What can parents do if their children experience climate anxiety?— ParentsForFuture Global (@parents4futureG) September 14, 2021
First of all, listen and validate their emotions #WeFeelThisToo
With empathy, compassion and kindness parents can offer support so that the fear does not cloud your children's heart or dominate their actions. pic.twitter.com/VF0vOrYOD4
As a mother of a 19 and 17-year old, I can attest to the real #climateanxiety young people feel and how hard it is to try to infuse hope into the darkness when they watch the world around them react callously to our shared climate emergency. As a parent #WeFeelThisToo— Eve Frankel (@EveFrankel1) September 13, 2021
Según una encuesta global publicada hoy, el 7⃣5⃣% de los jóvenes tiene miedo del futuro a causa del #CambioClimático. Y el riesgo de que sufran problemas de salud física y mental también está aumentand📈debido al estrés crónico que padecen por este tema👇. https://t.co/mkUILWaeWW— César Luena / ❤️🇪🇺 (@cesarluena) September 14, 2021
Really important piece of research on climate change's impact on young people's mental health:— Sam Barratt (@samdbarratt) September 14, 2021
* 60% feel very worried
* 45% said feelings about the climate affect their daily lives
Strong evidence base to push for more successful legal cases.https://t.co/TmCyY9yoxZ@Avaaz
Young people all over the world are well aware that the people in power are failing us.
Greta ThunbergClimate Activist
(...) we must open our eyes to the violence of global warming; on its impact on our planet, but also on the mental health of our youth, as this alarming study shows.
Francois HollandePresident of France 2012-2017
As this research makes clear, the climate crisis is taking a huge toll on the mental health of children. It is absolutely critical that we take on board the growing body of evidence on the impacts of the climate crisis on human health. We have no choice but to rapidly decarbonize our economies and societies.
Inger AndersenExecutive Director
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