The Younger Generation is Concerned about Climate Change
OREANDA-NEWS. 75 percent of young people in 10 countries believe that the future looks very scary today. such conclusions were reached by the largest study in history, which was supposed to reveal the attitude of the young population to climate change.
The study, conducted by the University of Bath in the UK and supported by other universities and the Alliance for Climate Psychiatry, involved about 10,000 people aged 16 to 25 years around the world. The young people were from the United Kingdom, Finland, Portugal, Brazil, France, Australia, the United States, India, Nigeria and the Philippines.
For the first time, it was found that the experience of the younger generation of "climate anxiety" is closely related to the assumed level of inertia of the government on this issue. The majority of respondents believe that the authorities of their countries are making insufficient efforts to prevent an environmental catastrophe in the world.
Almost half of the young respondents said that concern for the future of the planet also affects their daily life. Just over half believe that they will have fewer opportunities than their parents, while four out of 10 said that they do not dare to have children because of it.
The study, the full results of which will be published later on Tuesday, September 14, has caused alarm about widespread psychological disorders among children and young people around the world associated with environmental damage.