Climate change can affect mental health

Climate change is expected to cause 83 million excess deaths by the year 2100. Such statistics depict a bleak future for humanity and the planet alike, and are frequently shared via news networks, social media platforms, and streamable documentaries.

The reality of these expectations can take a toll on individuals’ mental health, and threatens to diminish the importance of individual actions in combating a changing climate. Driving fewer miles, eating less meat and showering for shorter periods, for example, may seem insignificant compared to the billions of tons of carbon dioxide emitted worldwide.

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