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The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

Update: 2021-10-01
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Thousands of young people worldwide suffer from anxiety and depression caused by a fear of climate change. So how can we deal with the growing phenomenon known as eco-anxiety?

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi go behind the scenes of Youth COP26 with our Climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who spoke exclusively to climate activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate. They share their own experiences with eco-anxiety and how activism helped keep their feelings of fear at bay.

Plus we talk to academic Caroline Hickman, who led research on a ground-breaking report about climate anxiety; and climate activist Samia Dumbuya who suffered herself and now helps others to deal with what is an ever increasing problem. We ask how society can create a safe place where the young generation can feel heard and empowered to tackle the climate crisis.

Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson
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The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

The Fear Factor: Should we be worried about eco-anxiety?

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