27 min

Climate Anxiety is Real Chasing Life

    • Mental Health

Climate change has long been an existential threat, but for many young people, government inaction and increasing natural disasters are now taking a mental toll. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as climate anxiety, or ecological grief. On this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to climate researcher Britt Wray, and climate activist and writer adrienne maree brown, about how to deal with climate anxiety and ways of finding joy amidst the darkness. 

You can find more of adrienne maree brown’s writing here. 

As well as some of the resources mentioned at the end of the episode:  

Gen Dread Newsletter

Good Grief Network

Climate Cafes
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Climate change has long been an existential threat, but for many young people, government inaction and increasing natural disasters are now taking a mental toll. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as climate anxiety, or ecological grief. On this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to climate researcher Britt Wray, and climate activist and writer adrienne maree brown, about how to deal with climate anxiety and ways of finding joy amidst the darkness. 

You can find more of adrienne maree brown’s writing here. 

As well as some of the resources mentioned at the end of the episode:  

Gen Dread Newsletter

Good Grief Network

Climate Cafes
To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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