For a lot of people, the increase in climate change and the consequent environmental crises can produce emotions of fear, shock, distress, and can also lead to debilitating anxiety. This feeling of being emotionally overwhelmed and anxious about the condition of the environment and the problems posed by climate change, is referred to as ecological anxiety. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines eco- anxiety as “a chronic fear of environmental doom” (2017).

According to medical professionals and researchers, what causes people to experience increased stress levels and anxiety, is when they feel a lack of control and a sense of…

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