The climate crisis triggers a multitude of emotions. This category explores our current understanding of these multitudes.
When we observe the deterioration to the environment caused by the climate crisis, or imagine what may happen to the climate, it can be stressful and even traumatic.
Many people are already feeling anguish from today’s climate consequences. Many are also struggling as they anticipate the suffering that will be caused by the climate crisis in the future.
Being in touch with what we feel can help us manage climate distress, which in turn can help drive us to take action to address the climate crisis. Facing climate impacts and the attendant emotions truthfully can actually bring powerful positive psychological benefits.