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Introduction to Eco-anxiety
In this course, students are expected to learn basic knowledge about eco-anxiety primarily arising from climate change and global warming, and how to treat it. Furthermore, actions related to climate change are addressed.
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Lesson: How Eco-anxiety Affects People
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Eco-anxiety does not affect everyone equally. In fact, it tends to be more prevalent among people who are more aware of environmental issues. According to research conducted by the University of New England in Australia, women, as well as youths and children, are the most vulnerable group to eco-anxiety.

The following elaborates how eco-anxiety affects us at the individual and communal levels:

1.As Individuals

Eco-anxiety affects individuals as they develop feelings of emotional distraught over environmental issues. Individuals tend to feel pressured because they feel guilty about not being able to protect the planet. This may cause disturbances to individuals’ daily activities such as a slight to chronic difficulty in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep. In more serious cases, eco-anxiety may even cause depression. Furthermore, eco-anxiety may also affect individuals’ future planning and decision making such as when making career choices or the decision to have children due to the worsening environmental crisis on the planet.

2. As Communities

The effect of eco-anxiety at the community level may emerge due to the exploitative systems at the hands of some irresponsible governments and corporations. Communities may not be able to voice their concerns regarding environmental issues because of external restrictions. As a result, they do not have a choice and must continue living within dangerous conditions. Such conditions will continually exacerbate communities’ health and social inequalities.

Source: 

Eco-anxiety, Solastalgia and Fear of Climate Change – Iberdrola

Sciencedirect

Psd.gov.sg

Weforum

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Introduction to Eco-anxiety
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