Rising wave of climate change anxiety

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The anxiety of climate chage. Photo: Supplied
The anxiety of climate chage. Photo: Supplied

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The climate challenge will not only be felt in the way it affects weather patterns and related natural disasters, it will also cause profound and adverse psychological problems such as trauma and stress among South Africans.

Clinical psychologist Dr Garret Barnwell says in a report compiled for the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) that the climate crisis exposures follow the pathways of trauma and stress, leading to well-understood adverse psychological reactions.

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