From school strikes to the halls of power, young activists have turned the world’s focus toward climate change. They have rallied the largest protests in decades for the environment and brought it to the forefront of elections. But growing up in an era of disasters like never before, people in their teens and 20s are also wrestling with another challenge: anxiety about the burning, flooding planet. Experts warn of the emotional toll that will come from the warming of the planet, which for many people, now feels a lot more up close.
By Ellen Francis. Washington Post. September 16, 2021.