Nearly half of young people worldwide say climate change anxiety is affecting their daily life (CNBC)

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    Nearly half of young people worldwide say climate change anxiety is affecting their daily life – By Vicky McKeever (CNBC) / Sept 14 2021

    • Three-quarters of respondents aged 16-25 felt that the “future is frightening.” w
    • Meanwhile 64% of young people said that governments were not doing enough to avoid a climate crisis.

    LONDON — A global study has found young people are suffering “profound psychological distress” due to climate change and government inaction on the crisis.

    Some 45% of the 10,000 young people surveyed across 10 countries for the study, published Tuesday, said anxiety and distress over the climate crisis was affecting their daily life and ability to function.

    Three-quarters of respondents aged 16-25 felt that the “future is frightening,” while 64% of young people said that governments were not doing enough to avoid a climate crisis.

    In fact, nearly two-thirds of young people felt betrayed by governments and 61% said governments were not protecting them, the planet or future generations.

    CONTINUE > https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/14/young-people-say-climate-anxiety-is-affecting-their-daily-life.html

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