Clear Skies Clear Minds
Climate change is already upon us, and it puts not only a huge burden on nature
but also on our mental health. 60% of young people aged 16 to 25 are very or
extremely worried about the expected consequences of the global climate crisis,
and 45% report that this feeling strongly affects their daily lives, according to a
recent international study published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal. It's no
coincidence: the game is on for the current generation growing up. They feel that
adults and decision-makers have let them down. According to researchers,
chronic stress caused by climate change significantly increases the risk of mental
and physical health problems among young people. They believe that
governments' inability to act on climate change is a major contributor to this issue.
Highlighting Climate Change Impact: The text aims to emphasize that climate change is already having
significant effects, not only on nature but also on mental health.
Addressing Youth Concerns: The text seeks to bring attention to the fact that a significant portion (60%)
of young people aged 16 to 25 are deeply concerned about the consequences of the global climate crisis.
Linking Climate Concerns to Daily Lives: The text indicates that climate-related worries strongly impact
the daily lives of young individuals, with 45% reporting that these concerns affect them significantly.
Recognizing Generational Burden: The text points out that the current generation feels burdened by the
responsibility of dealing with the consequences of climate change due to perceived inaction from adults
Identifying Mental Health Risks: The text highlights the potential risks of chronic stress caused by
climate change, leading to increased mental and physical health issues among young people.