Coping with Climate Anxiety

Climate anxiety is a straight-forward expression of stress from our subconscious telling us that we feel threatened. It can take several forms, from sleep disturbance to feelings of dread. It can be fleeting or it can be continuous.

The neuroscience says that this anxiety is a signal to act. However action will only ameliorate the anxiety when we are convinced the plan will be effective, and with climate change as the threat, that’s not so easy.

While we all do have personal agency, we can increase our agency and make ourselves more effective by aligning ourselves with a larger organisation. This is why EcoCounts exists, because we the founders didn’t want to join in civil disobedience with XR and wanted a convincing narrative to tackle the climate crisis. How do you think the climate crisis will end?

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.