"That’s just simply not the case," says Renee Lertzman, "a psychologist who studies climate-change communication," quoted in The Atlantic in "Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World/Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action."There's also this from Scott Woodruff, "the director of the anxiety and obsessive-compulsive treatment program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy":The anxious mind and the worried mind can manage to bring back topics over and over again.
The cofounder of the Climate Psychology Alliance explains why she sees climate inaction as a psychological issue.
By Patrick O’Keeffe The assumption has always been that climate change awareness raising leads to knowledge, which increases the likelihood of action. However, this is not necessarily the case. In the United States, public concern...
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Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action.