Climate Anxiety and Nature Connectedness

Uncertainty is at the root of anxiety. And, we live in a world that is filled with uncertainty. On the other hand, without uncertainty, there would also be little room for creativity and new experiences in the world. One large factor of uncertainty is the world we live in, our natural environment. Particularly those who have a greater connection with the natural world are affected by the changes that are taking place in our natural environment. Unfortunately, many of the changes taking place seem to be for the worse. The news is filled with updates on how nature is affected negatively by our actions. Many feel helpless and hopeless in the face of the potential consequences our economies have on the world around us.

The attached article explores further the relationships among nature connectedness, climate anxiety, climate action, climate knowledge, and mental health.

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