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Many young people worried about the climate crisis

2021-09-14T17:32:07.008Z

The discomfort expressed seems very powerful. Several experts nevertheless warn about the weaknesses of this survey.



Rarely does a scientific journal publish a poll.

This, presented as the largest international survey disseminated on anxiety generated by climate change, includes 10,000 participants aged 16 to 25, from ten countries including France, India and Australia.

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A significant proportion of children and young people around the world testify to significant distress and a wide range of painful and complex emotions (sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, guilt, shame, despair, grief)"

, write the authors of this work done in May and June and published yesterday in the

Lancet Planetary Health

.

Thus, 75% of those polled consider the future

“frightening”

, and 56% think that humanity is

“doomed”

(48% in France).

Almost 2 in 5 participants hesitate to become parents, 1 in 2 believe that the safety of families will be threatened.

"Desidelization of adults"

For Dr Éric Charles, psychiatrist at the Esquirol hospital center in Limoges, eco-anxiety risks increasing in society, even

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Source: lefigaro

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