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Forget coronavirus. The ABC wants to know if you’re suffering from “climate grief”

19 August 2020

5:30 PM

19 August 2020

5:30 PM

“Climate grief” is overwhelming many Australians who now suffer from “eco-despair” because of global warming, the ABC has warned.

The national purveyor of climate doom published an article today warning that constant reporting of doom was creating a sense of doom that could leave many Australians feeling doomed.

ABC health reporter Paige Cockburn wrote: “Feeling miserable, anxious, helpless and just generally terrible because the world is becoming less habitable? You’re not alone.

“Climate grief — or eco anxiety/despair — is a strong psychological response to the current and future loss of habitats, species and ecosystems.

“It’s recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and...

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