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New study on climate anxiety: 8 out of 10 young people worried about climate change

Eight out of ten children and young people across the world are worried that climate change is threatening people and the planet.

Forty-five percent globally reported that their feelings towards the prevailing climate crisis are having negative impacts on daily functioning, which include eating, concentrating, work, school, sleeping, spending time in nature, playing, having fun, and dealing with relationships.

In the Philippines, this number went up to a worrying 75 percent, with the report recognizing that young people in the Global South are experiencing more severe climate anxiety—which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as “a chronic fear of environmental doom.”

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