Climate change's impact on mental health is overlooked and misunderstood – here's what can be done
By Sanae Okamoto, Researcher in Behavioural Science and Psychology, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute (UNU-MERIT), United Nations University
Nidhi Nagabhatla, Research Fellow, Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and Adj Prof McMaster University, Canada, United Nations University
Heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes increasingly feature in people’s lives and are predicted to become more frequent and intense in the coming decades. These events are having a significant yet often overlooked psychological impact not only on those directly affected by such catastrophes, but also on those who expect to be affected by them in the future.
Little more than a decade ago, researchers…
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- Tuesday, November 8, 2022