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  • I think the most important thing for people to understand about eco-anxiety is that what it feels like varies from person to person. The extraordinary circumstances of climate change and pollution affect our mental and physical states in many ways and it is important to know about it.

    1. This is an important point, fantastic_song. Can you elaborate? How do climate change and pollution affect our mental states?

      1. Hi,
        In my opinion climate change and pollution can affect our mental states in many ways, okay like in the aspect of climate change, climate change has caused a lot of problems and obstructions. Imagine losing your properties, your source of livelihood, your loved ones and many other things you hold dear just because of of the natural disasters that climate change contributes greatly to, for example floods, tornadoes, tsunami's and many other things, that could really affect your mental health and state of mind because some people at at that point can suffer from shocks, depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder. These kind of events leave very big scars in the hearts and minds of people. I found out that people in the epicenters go through these effects a lot. I can only imagine what people who are affected go through if someone like me who just sits at home and watches news about it feels horrible and emotional. Even eco anxiety can affect someone's mental state because during my research I learnt from the American Psychology Association a definition of eco anxiety that can back up my statement, they described eco anxiety as "the chronic fear of environmental disaster that comes from observing the seemingly irreversible impact of climate change and the associated concern for one's future and that of next generations”. eco anxiety is literally worry and worry can do a lot to the mental state of a person , and the level of worry differs from what aspect the worry is coming from. In my opinion climate change can have very deep effects on our mental health.
        Thank you!

        1. I totally agree because climate change and pollution have really affected our mental statement because as the years are passing more climate crisis occur and totally we humans really need to act on this in my own point of view cause it gas also really affected me I would suggest that we take great actions on climate crisis the following are ways we could stop climate crisis:

          1.learn how to recycle ♻️ properly.

          2.use less renewable energy resources.

          3.keep calm and plant more trees.

          4.use less plastic.

          5.use less hot water.

          6. Changing our main energy source to clean and renewable energy is the best way to stop using fossil fuels. These include technologies like solar, wind, wave, tidal, and geothermal power. Switch to sustainable transport. Petrol and diesel vehicles, planes and ships use fossil fuels. Let's be calm and work seriously because it doesn't affect only one person it affects all. Link to justice. Climate change is not just about science, its slso an issue of justice. And lastly avoid stereotypes.

          1. Your comment about climate change being an issue of justice is interesting. What do you mean by that?

            1. Hi,
              I feel that climate change is an issue of justice because it is a human rights issue, everybody should have the right and opportunity to live life freely and with dignity. Still, the climate crisis is causing loss of lives, livelihoods, dialect, and culture, putting many at risk of food and water sparsity, and triggering disagreement and conflict among people and the various parts of the world which may bring forth injustice. The climate crisis hinders the right of humans to good health. climate crisis or injustice affects the educational system to as during climate caused disasters infrastructures and educational institutions are destroyed, this takes our right to education. Lately, even those that least contribute to the climate crisis are unfortunately suffering the effects more, for example Africa. This is my opinion on climate being a matter or issue of justice.
              Thank you!

              1. Hi, I totally agree with you.Climate change is not only about climate.It's about the eco-system and our surroundings. And issues about climate is going to affect us, one way or another. This has put some limitations on human rights and has affected the society at large.

                1. Good afternoon, I see where you're going with your comment and I totally agree. Eco anxiety can cause a sensation of suffocation or even depression. Climate related fears should be navigated with great care. You can also watch and be mindful of the symptoms such as panic attacks, loss of appetite, irritability, weakness, and sleeplessness. Eco anxiety is nothing new, it's been around since 2007.

                2. I can also agree with this comment.Climate change is also about are ecosystem and our surroundings. Seeing how bad the climate around of us has change can affect us physically and emotionally.Physically you could have have body issues or skin conditions after maybe breathing in or drinking any harmful substances that come from nature. Maybe even seeing dark clouds and grey smoke skies can make you sad and not really feel excited to do things. For example When I wake up in the morning I see the sunrise that affects my mood and makes me happy to see the beautiful sky and hear the birds chirping.

              2. Yes I am totally agree with you. Climate change is a huge issue and humans right issue. Climate change is not only about the climate .It’s about the environment and resources around us.

                I strongly agree your point “ Lately, even those that least contribute to the climate crisis are unfortunately suffering the effects more”. Those countries who have contributed least in climate crisis they are effected more as there is not a boundary in air like as land between countries

                That’s my opinion

              3. I am not sure what to say, is it really a violation of human right if we caused it?
                I really adore your thoughts, but it has left me hanging.
                95-100% of Climate change is caused by humans. So, if we are facing the outcome of our mistakes, it is a violation of human right.
                I agree with you when you said Africa has a minimal contribution to climate change. Africa contributes just 4 percent of climate change despite being the continent to suffer from it the most.
                It is sad that Africa is suffering the most even though they had a minor contribution to it.
                But at the end I think you are mostly right that it is a matter or issue of justice.

                1. Interesting ideas. Can you tell us where you found your evidence?

            2. Hi,
              I feel that climate change is an issue of justice because it is a human rights issue, everybody should have the right and opportunity to live life freely and with dignity. Still, the climate crisis is causing loss of lives, livelihoods, dialect, and culture, putting many at risk of food and water sparsity, and triggering disagreement and conflict among people and the various parts of the world which may bring forth injustice. The climate crisis hinders the right of humans to good health. climate crisis or injustice affects the educational system to as during climate caused disasters infrastructures and educational institutions are destroyed, this takes our right to education. Lately, even those that least contribute to the climate crisis are unfortunately suffering the effects more, for example Africa. This is my opinion on climate being a matter or issue of justice.
              Thank you!

              1. Hi, I totally agree with you.Climate change is not only about climate.It's about the eco-system and our surroundings. And issues about climate is going to affect us, one way or another. This has put some limitations on human rights and has affected the society at large.

                1. Good afternoon, I see where you're going with your comment and I totally agree. Eco anxiety can cause a sensation of suffocation or even depression. Climate related fears should be navigated with great care. You can also watch and be mindful of the symptoms such as panic attacks, loss of appetite, irritability, weakness, and sleeplessness. Eco anxiety is nothing new, it's been around since 2007.

                2. I can also agree with this comment.Climate change is also about are ecosystem and our surroundings. Seeing how bad the climate around of us has change can affect us physically and emotionally.Physically you could have have body issues or skin conditions after maybe breathing in or drinking any harmful substances that come from nature. Maybe even seeing dark clouds and grey smoke skies can make you sad and not really feel excited to do things. For example When I wake up in the morning I see the sunrise that affects my mood and makes me happy to see the beautiful sky and hear the birds chirping.

              2. Yes I am totally agree with you. Climate change is a huge issue and humans right issue. Climate change is not only about the climate .It’s about the environment and resources around us.

                I strongly agree your point “ Lately, even those that least contribute to the climate crisis are unfortunately suffering the effects more”. Those countries who have contributed least in climate crisis they are effected more as there is not a boundary in air like as land between countries

                That’s my opinion

              3. I am not sure what to say, is it really a violation of human right if we caused it?
                I really adore your thoughts, but it has left me hanging.
                95-100% of Climate change is caused by humans. So, if we are facing the outcome of our mistakes, it is a violation of human right.
                I agree with you when you said Africa has a minimal contribution to climate change. Africa contributes just 4 percent of climate change despite being the continent to suffer from it the most.
                It is sad that Africa is suffering the most even though they had a minor contribution to it.
                But at the end I think you are mostly right that it is a matter or issue of justice.

                1. Interesting ideas. Can you tell us where you found your evidence?

        2. Wow, I couldn't agree with you more, giving_snail! You've represented a powerful point of view on how climate change can impact our mental health. It's so tough to deal with the loss of loved ones and jobs, as well as the environmental damage we see around us. And on top of that, worrying about the future just adds to the stress. I think it's so important that we recognize these effects and show support for those who are struggling with the psychological challenges of climate change.

      2. Hello Sarah!
        Climate change and increasing temperatures have shown to sky rocket the levels of allergens and poison pollution present in the air leading to worsened air quality. Materialised evidence suggests that poor air quality can critically impact mental health , in particular depression and anxiety

      3. Hello Sarah
        In my opinion ,environmental changes and pollution can really mess with our brains. Like. When faced with these massive storms, not only can they wreak physical havoc, they can also have profound mental health effects. Witnessing familiar landscapes destroyed and communities dismantled can be deeply unsettling for individuals, disrupting their A sense of safety and security.. Take Katrina for example. In 2005, it hit New Orleans and the impact was devastating. People lost their homes, friends and family and all good faith. Again, it's not just quick damage. People may experience a lot of stress and anxiety because they worry that a similar situation might happen again. Additionally, pollution from vehicles and manufacturing plants not only harms the air and water, it also affects our psyche. When you cannot breathe properly due to heavy air pollution, it is not only harmful to your body It can make you feel uncomfortable and frustrated. also, we should not ignore the financial aspect. When environmental change affects output or triggers catastrophic events, it can disrupt entire economies, leaving people unable to work and struggling to survive. This complete vulnerability and instability can really have a negative impact on our mental health and it's something we really should to embrace.

    2. I scored a 10 when I carried out this quiz. In as much as there are stores about climate change everywhere on the news, I still fell scared. How does the reminders about climate change make me feel?
      To me, I would say I have a negative feeling about climate change. This is because I suddenly feel uncomfortable because of the kind of environment I find myself. Due to some careless practices, the environment has witnessed a great deal of climate change like erosion,smokes from factories,quarry, and even vehicles. There are cases of earthquakes and even tornadoes from some other countries. The lives of animals are endangered (both land and sea), it often sends fear in me because I am wondering if this planet can ever get it right and save whatever is left. The big question on my mind most time is; what if the level of enlightenment is low and people don't act fast,then someday the whole earth is wiped out or probably come down with deadly aliment? What if we suddenly become like zombies because of our careless behaviors? The what if's are so many on my mind. I must say I am scared.

  • The most important fact from the quiz that people need to know about is the fact that over 75% of young people said that the future is frightening. It not only lets you know that young people- contrary to popular belief- are very aware of what's going on and even fear it. The situation makes everyone anxious, regardless of age, physically and mentally.

    1. I totally agree with you. I actually thought it would be around 40 % of young people being worried about the future of climate change and I was positively suprised about that large number coming up. We are the generation that will be most likely to be affected by global warming and other factors of climate change- and we already are. Our generation has to be aware of what is happening and what will be happening in the future . There is no planet B and if we want for our children and grandchildren to be able to live on our planet without having to deal with enormous consequences , we have to take matters into our own hands.

      1. HI! I agree with you. I also made a mistake in the percentage of young people worried about the future of the climate change. If the data is correct, that are good news because it would mean that there are more possibilities to change the way we look and care our planet in the future and that we're evolving correctly.
        Young people are the future of our planet. If the children of today's society don't think that there's a problem on the planet, who would care about the planet in some decades? It's important to raise awareness about the critic situation we're living.
        We can't change the past, but we can still change the future.

        1. To be honest, I agree with you concerning the aspect that climate change has a cause for worrying. In my opinion I'll say that climate change isn't just what started yesterday but is as a result of our own actions,for example in the process of producing materials like paper,wood and other products made from trees,there have been an increase in the felling of trees in the wild which has led to a lot of chaos in the economic i.e deforestation and the likes. In essence,I'm trying to say that we can stop climate change by simply conserving/preserving our natural resources alongside reducing the rate of pollution in the society,this way climate change can be stopped/reduced.

      2. I totally agree with you on this. Earth is the only place we can call home and we as humans can survive but climate change is slowly making this home feel hunted and unfriendly. I was shocked that 75% of youths know about the issue of climate change yet it feels like only a few are concerned about it. I have come to understand that the amount of people aware and worried about the climate doesn't mean it is the same amount caring and working towards making the Earth a safe haven for everyone. I personally feel that youths should be enlightened on how working towards reducing climate change would be really effective. Youths are aware of it but the true question is whether or not they feel obliged to curb it. Some youths feel like they are being forced into curbing climate change but we need to enlighten them that it is their duty if they want to continue living safely in their planet and they want to ensure their future generation would be proud of them.

      3. I agree because I was also shocked on the large percentage of youths worried for our climate future that means they care! If only they channeled that energy into actually making a collective difference it would really impact a lot of us ( both humans and animals) either directly or indirectly e.g recycling ♻️ wastes PLASTICS. They are non biodegradable meaning that they cannot be digested or decomposed by any micro-organism. They just pile up and make a mess. Choose to be different✨️, choose to make an impact✨️ Plastics also affects global warming Because single-use plastic is produced from fossil fuels, extracting and creating these plastics emits vast amounts of greenhouse gases. It is estimated that just the extraction of these fossil fuels and their transportation to plastic factories emits 1.5 to 12.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.
        All these can be reduced if we collectively work together and fight against this!

    2. I completely agree, as the future generation, it has been left up to us to try and fix or push back the inevitable effects of climate change. The younger generation has begun to realise that we can no longer wait for our children and grandchildren to fix this problem our ancestors have caused. This has left many young people frightened about the effects that it will have on them and their futures. Whereas the older generations have less of this anxiety because they won't necessarily have to deal with all of the consequences that those of younger generations may have to endure some of the worse and more negative consequences. I think that is a good thing that so many young people are anxious about climate change because if they weren't then there would be no one trying to save our environment.

      1. I agree because the future of the earth is now endangered, if nobody cares for the earth, there will be no future for us or the generations to come . This has left many people with eco-anxiety, which is the consistent worry about the earth's climate and all it shelters. The young people must rise to the challenge or nobody will. Our tomorrow is in our hand and it is now or never.
        The truth is about climate change is very glaring and its effects visible so I quite don't get it when some people make it look like a fiction. The responsibility now largely lie on young people to try and save the earth.

    3. I completely agree with you! The fact that 75% of young people are concerned about the future ignites hope for those who live with fear of climate change. This reflects how people's efforts towards combating climate change have not been futile. If we continue to move forward, we may be able to make up for the extensive damage we have caused. As youth equipped with resources, it is our responsibility to work for a better future, not only for ourselves but also for the generations that are to follow. After all, if not us, then who? If not now, then when?

    4. Agreed. The fact that 75% young people are concerned about their future will not just impact their mental health, it is likely impact the society very adversely. The more young people will be fearful about Climate Change, the more they are likely to turn to a radical approach, maybe a adopt a complete "Thanos from Marvel" like ideology.
      The worry about lack of job opportunities due to overpopulation and limited life of the planet is making most of us think "Let's live everyday like our last" on an extreme level, to the point where we get too carefree or irresponsible. There's competition for a simple 9-5 job. Every teen today is looking at most of the fellow teens as competition more than friends or collaborators. The world is turning into a lonely place, and all because we don't feel safe about our future...
      It's concerning.

      1. The insecurity will be there unless we start taking measures to fight off climate change, small positive changes will uplift the people and create a little sense of security, and I do agree that people should remember about the changes but I believe rather than thinking about the climate change its time that we start taking actions for the climate change.
        the ideology "Let's live everyday like our last" is okay but not on an extreme level, but I also agree its making people irresponsible, it will make people think that its unsure what would happen tomorrow so let's be carefree today, and this cycle goes on and people do not work to their full potential. I also think all of the anxiety of people around us about climate change is concerning we'll have to find solutions.

    5. I agree with you. The fact of the quiz is really significant. It is a powerful reminder that young people, contrary to what some might think are actually very aware of the current state of the world and the challenges that we are facing. But here is the thing, it’s not just young people who are feeling this way, the situation affects all of us regardless of our age. It is totally understandable that people are worried about what the future holds. The impact it can have on our planet and our lives is no joke. It is important that we acknowledge these concerns and work together to address them. By taking action like reducing our carbon footprint and supporting renewable energy we can make a positive impact. So let’s support each other and take action to address climate change and make a sustainable more future for ourselves.

      1. Absolutely radical_black bear, lets team up to protect our planet sustainably. We can reduce our carbon footprint by using clean sources and promoting electric cars instead of petrol ones. Say goodbye to generators and embrace solar power. Let's spread awareness by sharing flyers, organizing Small School dramas, and enlightening the young children about the importance of caring for our environment.
        Working together, we can make a positive impact on our world.

    6. I absolutely agree with your point. I guessed that only 40% of youths would think that the future is frightening. It is a little sad too that many youths and people are known about the climate change and it's consequences but only a few of them a worried and are willing to fix it. We the young people will be the generation to face such a big problem like seeing our home being slowly destroyed in front of our eyes if this case isn't taken seriously and fixed.

    7. If the youth knows and fears of the effects of climate change then we should act now. The youth can join the #ActNow campaign for climate action and sustainability. Learn from our peers on the Read Not Preach Platform.
      We can spread awareness about climate change, Recycle more often, plant trees, buy sustainable products, leadership at home is needed to lead too.

  • I had gotten a 9/10 on this quiz, however I learned something new from this that was of interest to me. The quiz shaired a fact on how search results due to climate anxiety has skyrocketed over 4,000%. This statistic was of interest to me because it shows how our modern days form of protesting (like social media), is a good awareness tool for the hazards of our future. However, it also provides to me an insight of how this tool can be used to fear monger and give people this anxiety. This just really stood out to me.

    1. I agree. Before this quiz, I didn't know that many young people felt alarmed by climate change. Its nice to know that you're not alone, and that people all over the world feel the same way as you. It means that the message that climate change activists have been trying to spread is finally going round. This is good.The first step to solving a problem is knowing and understanding it.
      I learnt a lot of new things today and a lot of new facts and figures. I, for one, have been motivated by the new knowledge I gained to do more to help the environment.This quiz was an eye-opener for me

      1. I got 8/10, I agree with invigorated anteater, climate crisis or eco-anxiety should be taught in schools and the government should take it open themselves to enlighten their citizens and the masses.
        It's also very refreshing to find out that there are others out there who care about the climate as much as we do

        1. Hi educated fox. I don't understand what you mean by eco- anxiety should be taught in schools. Eco anxiety is a fear of our eco system been destroyed by pollution, Ozone layer depletion etc.
          They should be taught acts that could have a positive and negative impact so that they know what to do to save Mother Earth not how to fear eco system.

        2. Hi educated fox. I don't understand what you mean by eco anxiety should be taught in schools. Eco-anxiety is the fear of our eco system been destroyed by pollution, Ozone layer depletion etc. Student should be taught the acts that could have a positive and negative impact on the environment instead. But it is nice to hear that other people care about climate change since not a lot of people care about climate change.

      2. I agree because... I previously held them misconception that younger generation disregarded concerns about climate change. However ,this survey revealed that 75% of our youth actively engaged with news, leading to heightened awareness and apprehension about the future. Recognizing this ,it becomes evidence that their collective efforts can bring about positive changes, enabling them to contribute significantly to addressing and mitigating the climate crisis

      3. I concur with you. Very interesting point made here. Due to the fact that each time I receive any news about climate emergency, it mostly is about negative news. This quiz has actually made me look at things on a wider scale to realize that no matter the type of news received, what matters is how we take it and what we are going to do about it. Just like Winston Churchill said, " A positive thinker sees the invincible feels the tangible and achieves the impossible." So, if we learn to look on a brighter side, we can see how we can improve our way of living and our world today.
        Thank you.

      4. Obtained an 8. Like invigorated_anteater, I agree. I was unaware of how many young people are afraid of what lies ahead until I took the quiz. I have to admit that the percentage is high—75%, or three-fourths of those surveyed. Individuals may find it difficult to make plans for the future as a result of their fear, depression, and reluctance to participate in some family-related activities. These individuals may be reluctant to have children or, if they do, may find it challenging to nurture them in a society that does not value the environment. This kind of emotion could agitate them, cause them discomfort, and inevitably have an impact on their kids.

    2. I agree with you, though I scored 8\10, I now understand now that I know that eco anxiety is the feeling of fear, helplessness or stress that an individual experience due to environmental crisis. It stems from the overwhelming concern about the negative impact of climate change and the uncertainty of the future. And so, It makes me feel more at ease to know that more people like me are feeling the same way that I do, because now that I realize that the voices that people raised about climate change where not in vein and that would people all over the world are ready to change for the better of their planet.

      1. I strongly agree with you radical black bear

      2. I strongly agree with you radical black bear. Although I scored a 8/10 at the quiz. Initially, I believed eco- anxiety solely pertained to concerns about climate change, as my mentor explained. However, I now understood that feeling anxious about climate crises is common. It is important to be kind to oneself and seek coping mechanisms for eco- anxiety.

    3. Do you think this use of fear helps engage and help those of younger and older generations to see this issue of climate change? This idea of fear against one common enemy ( climate change ) can help unite us as countries and as a world. Knowing how many young people have eco-anxiety just shows how willing we are as a generation to make a change and take a stance against this ongoing issue. I think that it is quite important to use social media as a form of not necessarily fear but awareness to those of younger generations, as most are on it quite religiously scrolling through posts and articles.

      1. Do we make good decisions when scared? Can you argue for both sides?

        1. I think we don't always make our best decisions when scared, but the fear around the effects of climate change will help us make these urgent decisions faster. There is no bad way of trying to help with climate change so even when scared someone may make an attempt to do something to help and fails it was still an attempt in the end that may or might not have worked out. When communities live in fear of the same thing it can drive them to make a change together.
          However, having to make these rushed decisions may in the end lead to no action at all, due to the fear of making the wrong decision. Ultimately people may just end up trying to co-exist with their eco-anxiety instead of actually taking action and trying to make a difference.

        2. I think when we scared, decision-making can be influenced in various ways. On one hand, fear may enhance decision-making by promoting a quick response to potential threats, prioritizing survival. On the other hand, fear can lead to impulsive decisions, overlooking long-term consequences, and hindering rational thinking. The impact of fear on decision-making often depends on the context and individual responses

        3. I can't say so because this would depend on the situation. For example

      2. I strongly disagree with you because climate change might not really unite countries because every country wants to be the "hero " by bringing up their own solution that they will be recognised for. What might work for a country might not work for the others. Also, I believe that social media posts can never be a way of awareness to younger generations but can even worsen the situation because they might blame leaders for all of these on social media. On top of that, some of the social media influencers have no idea of climate crisis or eco anxiety.

    4. I agree with you because it gave us the information taking our interest. Because it really showed how eco-anxiety activists had aware the world using social media and such festivals. They showed the world one of the most important issue which could affect the world. I was really shocked to hear most of young people like us also fear the future of climate to be frightening. Also, the google 'searches' were increased by 4,590% within the span of 4-5 years.
      It's good that people are starting to really understand the situation and to solve it.
      The quiz helped me a lot with it's amazing and interesting facts. I am really motivated with the fact that we can still reframe the eco-anxiety in a positive way and I am ready to take part in such programs as it now is for the better future of climate.

  • I think the most significant thing is to understand that the meaning of eco anxiety. A feeling of about threats to environment such a pollution and climate change is known as eco anxiety.
    And it causes people are becoming anxious about their future. We know that "the Australian medical association (2019) has declared climate change as real and predicting it to have severe health consequences, especially for vulnerable populations worldwide." climate change may affect in our life. I think climate change should be in our minds but we shouldn't worry about climate change. because it can be affect our mental health. We ahould always be cool and trying to develop ourselves and the whole world.

    1. I got 8 out of ten on my first attempt and I must admit that I learnt a lot.
      Firstly, Who would have actually thought that Google searches increased by a lot.
      According to Google, searches worldwide related to “climate anxiety” or “eco-anxiety” increased by 4,590% from 2018 to 2023, that's wild considering this is my first time of knowing this. This implies that deep down they actually care and want to make a difference but are just scared and worried. This can change by them joining climate change groups or anti-climate anxiety groups thereby they get to meet with people that have the same issue or people who had it in the past but overcame it, share their experiences to each other, especially on how they overcame it. I have a strong feeling that it will work.
      Secondly, a whopping 75% of youths find the future of climate frightening, WOW in my opinion I actually have two views one this.
      1. Due to this, they actually know the effects and damage of their actions which probably caused them to put their character or behaviour towards climate change to check thereby frightening to their ears
      But when we have a rethink THEY'RE SCARED, TERIFFIED. Their sense of reasoning is probably clouded by fear thereby not letting them think properly or better still await their faith instead of doing something to change it e.g eating more plant based food, recycling etc
      I'd like to see more views on this.
      Thank you all.

  • I got 9 out of 10 , I suggest you could make us do the tests at the end of the year to see how we can improve and reflect on what we've learnt.

  • I got a score of 6/10 and have learnt many things, but one news that is making me feel happy and stuck to my mind is the fact that we are gradually being able to protect our environment and our reaction to global change is a positive one. But I still feel that we can even do better with the development of AI. A very good example of such is the The United Nations Environment Program usage of AI to help analyze and predict the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, along with changes in glacier mass and sea level rise.

  • Hi,
    I guess I'm more enlightened about climate crisis and eco-anxiety than I thought because I got 8/10 in the quiz. What I learnt in this quiz was rather frightening to me, but I was still glad there is still a sign of hope. While doing the quiz the point that stood out which was the way people are getting more and more anxious each year. I saw that in the spam of four (5) years alone searches have increased by 4,590% meaning that people are getting enlightened by the day.
    I stated this fact not only because the numbers are flashy but because it could actually pose a good thing to humans with eco-anxiety. I am coming from the point of enlightenment and awareness, which means that the more people who know about climate emergency, the better because... people will rise up and take responsibility and look for more ways to counter climate emergency.

    Thankyou.

  • After this quiz, I learnt that it is not every news about the eco system that is always negative there are also positive news about the eco system like global warming increases agricultural yields because crops and other plants grow better in the presence of higher carbon dioxide and it also causes lower energy cost. In conclusion there are positive news about climate change, but we should work towards saving our planet because it is our only home.

  • Yeah so I got 7/10 in the
    quiz .Environment/climate isn't a topic I know much about and neither was I interested until I took the test and it obviously made me wanna know more about the climate and environment.With the 75% of youth believing that future related to environment and climate is frightening I am also included but now maybe I have a little bit of hope that it won't be frightening.I just think that even if just 45% of population from all over the world will work together and try to make earth a better planet it can happen.We should be more concerned about environment.We should show some care.Not only by putting our opinion but also working hard and not only hard we should work together for a better and brighter future.
    Thank you

  • So I got 8/10 and I was actually very happy to see that almost 70% of people are worried about the future of climate change....It was really an informative quiz because it is really spreading awareness about eco-anxiety. Eco-anxiety is a genuine thing and we really need to start working on it and this must be considered as a world crisis/emergency.I think people who worry about this problem are really wise and many people might think they are overreacting over such a 'small' issue and they are just being selfish of their future,but they are actually seeing the reality and are reacting to it.They are not just reacting because it is their future,they are honestly reacting for the whole world.Global Warming and ozone depletion are real problems and they actually can destroy the future of not only a nation/country but of the whole world...By 2050,almost 200 mil people might have to relocate to their own nation because the changes in weather may worsen water scarcity and reduce crop output which is already a problem in the most food-insecure areas..With water scarcity,food insecurity and an uncontrollable climate it is very hard to see a future for us...So I really hope people open their eyes and start working on 'our' problem..

  • Hi, I scored 8/10 on my first attempt and discovered some shocking facts. The one that stood out the most to me was the baffling amount of youths who claimed the future was frightening 75%!
    Statistics like that make me wonder how much of an impact climate news has on our lives, so I researched and found out that climate anxiety can affect the risk of developing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and other negative behaviors which is wild!
    I think inspiring people to do good by repeatedly showing the negatives is effective yes, but has a severe downside which is an individual’s mental health.
    We should try to strike a balance here between good and bad news since even the search about topics related to climate anxiety increased by a whopping 4000%!
    Won’t it be depressing to only see the negatives of our climate? Now imagine millions of people having feeling anxious about climate.
    Things like these make we wonder whether there is a correlation between our climate and things like our work effectiveness, crime rate, or even academic performance. Two unrelated topics in theory but very much related on paper.

    1. I am also agree with you. I Think Climate anxiety refers to the emotional distress and concern individuals may experience due to the alarming changes in the Earth's climate. On one side, this anxiety can be seen as a valid and necessary response, driving people to take action to address environmental issues. However, excessive climate anxiety may also lead to feelings of helplessness and despair, potentially impeding effective engagement with climate-related challenges. Striking a balance between awareness and constructive action is essential to manage climate anxiety positively.

  • I scored a 9/10 and learnt many new and interesting things one of them was that there is good news about climate change and that we can all do what we can to stop it from happening I also learnt that every part of the world experiences climate change so we are all affected by it.

  • The thing is people are getting scared about Climate change. What I think that they should be relieved because already we healed a lot. But that dosen't mean we should stop being concerned about climate. We should and always should be concerned.

    1. When you say "healed a lot" do you mean the planet? In what ways have you seen improvements and how do you think we could do better?

      1. By "healed a lot" I mean that as you know many things had happened. Like ozone layer is healing, surge in using renewable energy, people are limiting deforestation etc. These works can lead our planet into a better future and also inspire others to engage in works to heal climate change. Also on the other hand we progressed a lot in making less chlorofluorocarbons. That's all

  • Through this quiz I understand that having eco-anxiety is actually a good thing. It can be a game changer. When you are worried about something, you keep overthinking about it. And who knows in the means of overthinking you may create or discover something which can save the whole world. Eco- anxiety is kind of personal experience. But the whole world is worried about it. Let us convert our worried about climate into actions and hope for a future where climate is favorable. Take possible measure from each of your areas. We together can bring a great change. Let's be cautious about climate and build a safe environment for the future generations.

    1. It's great that the quiz made you feel so inspired, joyous_piano. Do you have ideas for actions that would make a difference, maybe in your community or region?

      1. I thought a lot about it, and I do make a plan to transform eco-anxiety into a positive action to save the planet. I have planned to open a social media page or group where all the people who are suffering from eco-anxiety will be the members of the group. In this group they can share their thoughts about climate and also can communicate with others. They can also come up with new and realistic solutions of the problem. We will arrange campaign on eco-anxiety and also take tangible actions. We can also make a social organization with those enthusiastic people and work for the climate. Through this organization we can create awareness among the general people. In this way, we can change our eco-anxiety into a social work which will help us to protect the climate. When the people will meet someone with same mindset, surely, they will feel a relief and will want to work more with them. Like this way, through small steps we can get rid of eco-anxiety and transform it into actions which will be benefitted for the whole world.

  • After the quiz it encouraged me to do more of researching and to continue watching the news, even if a person gets a low score or even a high score, they should continue to get better and to improve on whatever they got wrong in the quiz. I think people should write these questions down and research and watch videos on the questions they got wrong, or even do further research on the ones they got right.

    1. If a person is doing further research on a news story, how can they know that the information they find through their research is reliable?

      1. I think they should not only visit one site on their research but visit other sites to compare them to see if there is any difference, and if the words sound similar then they should know that it is reliable to learn from. If words don't sound similar then the person can prefer asking their teacher, a parent, sibling or friend.

  • I scored a 9 out of 10.
    I was able to learn a lot from this quiz on climate change and eco anxiety such as:
    1. Climate change is a worldwide problem thereby affecting every single country in the world.
    2. Everyone must make effort to prevent climate change.
    3. Eco anxiety is a personal experience and differs from person to person.
    4. We should stay active and involved in ndws about climate change.
    5. A very large percentage of people find the amount of climate change to be alarming,etc
    We must stay calm and continue to fight against climate change in our environment to ensure good and healthy living.

  • From the quiz I learnt that there is a need to act fast , if climate change is regarded as a crisis to make the public pay more attention and do something about it , and this strategy is actually working to have seen a lot of participation in the survey and searches which shows how concerned people are getting, this is actually a positive sign that indicates people are ready to change for the better of the world.

  • When doing this quiz it made me ponder on something pretty annoying when it comes to Eco-anxiety. This thought came from question 6 where it primarily stated " 10,000 teens/kids were surveyed about Eco-anxiety, and 75% of them stated they were worried for the future". Something that got me boiling is necessarily Teens/kids today. As a Teen myself, it is common to see Teens throwing trash not only on the ground, but on the streets as well. A common question we should ask kids is, if there were trash on the floor by a trash can. Would you pick it up, or leave it down there?". I believe at least 89 out of 100% would say leave it down. I study from (Allegheny Front) Stated " Oftentimes, people litter simply because there isn't a trash can nearby. Rather than uncomfortably carrying trash away with them, people decide it's easier to leave it behind". As @fantastic_Song stated "I think the most important thing for people to understand about eco-anxiety is that what it feels like varies from person to person". This will for sure affect our future.

    1. You use a great example from your own life here and you cite a source to build in the statistic in our quiz.
      Why do you think people's behaviour sometimes contradicts their feelings of anxiety about the climate? For example. I know that having a plant based diet is better for the environment, however, I still sometimes each animal products. Why do you think people sometimes don't "do" what they know they should for the climate?

      1. Thank you for finding my statement intriguing. Now when it comes to your question "Why do you think people sometimes don't "do" what they know they should for the climate?". Now first I would like you to know that a study showed that "Over 80% of the global adolescent population is not sufficiently active. 28% of adults aged 18 and above were reported to be insufficiently active in 2016". Now when it comes to our generation technology is gradually increasing, and AI seems to be in full effect. I feel as when it comes to the kids, from my point of view they show a sense of Minimisation. Minimisation - downplaying the significance of an event or emotion, is a common strategy in dealing with feelings of guilt. As a Teen kids seem to joke about Eco-anxiety, climate change, or littering in general. They'll joke about it being bad, but never take the option to prevent it. When it comes to the parents they feel as if they are too occupied and the matter doesn't include them as much. Although, this is my opinion, and if you like you could expand on how you think parents feel.

        1. Wow! You have taught me something new honorable_journalist! I didn't know about the concept of minimisation when dealing with feelings of guilt. You have done a great job of thinking from different perspectives too to analyse people's behaviour.

  • I got an 8/10 and I'm so glad I took this test. I was shocked to hear that searches on climate change increased by 4900% from 2018 to 2023. This shows the gravity of the situation our planet is in. Although climate change is found unsettling to people, I'm glad that this created an opportunity to enlighten citizens of the world on what we had been doing wrong for so long

  • The most important fact i would want people to know about will be about rising technologies that are been developed to help solve climate change issues. I strongly believe that with time this technology will become more advanced to solve this problem.
    Another fact is eco-anxiety, it is not bad to be anxious about climate change but by taking steps to improving the climate and creating awareness on climate change can make people change their behaviour towards the planet. This can also help reduce one's anxiety over climate change.

    1. I agree that the use of technology to enhance climate conditions can alleviate anxiety about climate change. Additionally, everyone can contribute by reducing CO2 emissions, thereby mitigating the impact of climate change linked to ozone layer depletion.
      Thanks

  • To me the most important thing was that 75% youths said the "future was frightening" which means that youths are aware of the problems affecting the planet contrary to what believes. This really amazed me as I always thought youths were never interested in this issue but I was shocked, 75% is a lot of people. Now I know that I'm not alone on this fight for our planet. This fact is also very important as people who are concerned about the planet will be encouraged to continue working better for the good of the planet because they know there are people out there who are feeling anxious and worried. This fact is also very important as people with eco-anxiety don't feel their situation is critical and understand it is normal for everyone to be worried about the climate.

  • I scored 10 out of 10. I learn a lot things from the quiz. The most surprising was to me that people searched about "eco -anxiety" or "environmental - anxiety " 3950 times more than 2018. It shows that the young generation are concerned about eco - anxiety. They feel to do something better for their planet. In some of countries the young youth are feeling it much. But one thing that we all has to do is not to over think about climate change as it hampers our mental health. Rather, we should think how to prevent it.

  • Hi everyone. I scored eight out of ten.
    According to a quiz fact on eco-anxiety that is essential for people to know, people's fear of climate change shouldn't stop them from studying about climate change. Everyone experiences anxiety differently, based on their individual experiences and coping mechanisms.
    I say this because people may recognise and manage their stress and worry about environmental issues by understanding the emotional toll that the climate crisis takes on people. This is where eco-anxiety comes in. It encourages empathy and support for people who are experiencing climate anxiety or eco-anxiety. We may begin the process of coming up with solutions as a collective and taking action to halt the climatic catastrophe by acknowledging and discussing eco-anxiety. It's a strategy to encourage positive change and a feeling of belonging.

  • I got /10 . From the quiz, I learned that experts have been using words like "crisis" and "emergency" to describe the changes occurring in the climate. Why are they doing so? Because they want people to act quickly to try and slow it down before it causes an irreversible damage. But I also learned that we should find ways to cope with eco-anxiety than to surround ourselves with all the negative stuff even though it overrides the positive.
    10,000 young people were surveyed from 10 countries about eco anxiety (including Nigeria) and its sad to know that 75% of them said that "the future is frightening". Can you blame them though?
    It is also important to surround yourself with positive news and crave to improve the planet. Joycelyn, from the quiz, does not want us to feel too overwhelmed about climate change but to focus on our strengths and skills to make our climate a better place for inhabitants.

  • I agree with you fantastic song,climate crisis is a very important aspect of human lifes, it's life-threatening because our survival depends on the type of environment we find ourselves. For example we all need clean air, water and food to survive as these are the basic needs of both human and a vast varieties of plants and animal species around the globe . One major factor that contributes to climate crisis is DEFORESTATION, this has proven to affect ecological balance in a number of ways, one of which is the aspect of agriculture. Lack of solid trees to hold the soil as a result causes the soil to leach then leads to soil erosion and flooding which eventually ends in the destruction and reduction of agricultural production in that particular region which means the presence of famine and food scarcity and when an organism (plants and animals) can not obtain the need food to survive its dies, leading to the increase in mortality rate . So this can be prevented by public enlightenment through various methods and intensive government implementation on the rules guilding the felling of trees in the forests . I'm sure that these few suggestions would go a long way in conserving our beautiful planet earth 🌍🌞.

  • I got 8/10 in this quiz; Climate change is the average weather pattern of a certain area experienced over a long time. However, I got to learn something special about the topic, I didn't care before. After attending the quiz, I am shocked that 75% of people are anxious about the climate change. But in some aspects its common to be anxious about the environment by seeing the current status of climate as it is our only home. I also feel depressed after knowing that we aren't able to save our environment. Climate is not static due to natural factors. Due to unchecked human activities, the climate of the global is changing much more quickly than it would do naturally. it is one of the greatest challenges the world is facing in our times. Effects of climate change are dire. Global temperatures have risen alarmingly. It is the evident that human activities are most responsible for the climate. Industrialized countries which consume more fossil fuels are more responsible but effects are worldwide. Polluted air travels place to place to cause similar harms. The task of controlling climate change cannot also be left to one or two countries. The world community must be committed to reduce the emission of green house gases. For this alternative energy sources such as hydroelectricity and solar power should be used. Forest areas should be explanded.At the same time, areas at immediate risk also need urgent help of mitigating the effects on them.
    Thank you.

  • Shaka Basnyat
    Hello,
    I think I have got better concept about climate crisis and eco-anxiety than I could really have imagined not just because I got 8/10, but the true fascinating facts I learned from the quiz. A point stood out to me that people are really getting aware about the consequences of the climates change and are getting more anxious every year. I really observed that within the span of about 4-5 years, the Google searches were increased by 4,590%. This shows that people are really concerned about the negative impacts of climate change that might be brought to their own lives and in the future generations. This has led to pessimism and left people more feared about the issue.
    People are coming altogether to minimize the upcoming impacts on the climate. It is surprising to know that the thinking of 75% youths think that because if climate change the future is endangered. In my opinion it's right not just because youths have a far-sighted vision, but it's coming real as we are facing some of the impacts of climate change already. At last, I think the quiz I participated in was really fruitful not just to me but to all others who partook. People are getting concerned about the climate change and are starting to thinking of ways to minimize the possible impact of the climate change as the impacts of climate change has been spreading throughout the world.

  • I got a 6/10, i guessed false and true on questions, but i was incorrect on some..the thing that surprised me was 75% of people said the future was frightening..This may be true, but we hope for the future to be brighter, climate change can scare us, and can make people feel hurt, Eco-anxiety is a VERY big thing in earth nowadays, many children can suffer from this, but, It CAN help change our community, Lots of people feel unsafe with global warming, and people are ma,king it worse, I want people to acknowledge this, and make people feel more safe.

    Thanks everyone! 👍

  • Not only one but the whole part is important to be noted related to eco-anxiety. It is because in our regular bases of life eco system is getting destroyed and hampered. Regularly people are ignoring greenery, afforestation,etc. People are getting injured and being killed by flood, earthquake, landslide, tsunami, soil erosion, etc. It is all our mistakes because we are not following eco-friendly rule which is anxious for we and our eco both.

    So, In my opinion People should get all the knowledge, precautions, advantages about eco system and eco anxiety so that they will never repeat the mistakes again and make us and our world feel free and a better place.

  • I got 10/10
    I was extremely shocked to be notified about 75% of people thinking that "the future is frightening " and I too think it's obvious. Because we know the increasing effects of pollution. Dirt around us has now started to be too common. We can see dust everywhere but almost none of them dare to clean it out. The cause may be due to lack of dustbin around them..but I think it's not such a big deal to throw a piece of dust inside the dustbin that is produced by us. It's no like, We can produce dirt but not clean it! We surely can but we don't dare.
    I want to suggest that we should be the one to start managing the dust then spread awareness about it.
    If a person sees you managing your litter yourself s/he will surely learn something. Either today or the another day.

  • Contrary to mine and a few others beliefs, Teens and other younglings are also terrified of the effects and damage climate change has, as the quiz said around 75% of young people are frightened by climate change but also something that the quiz answers notified us was that all countries face climate change but not in the same manner.
    The whole thing stood out to me, as even though these news are being informed to us we still do not take the actions and precautions we must take to rid those young people of their fears instead we go and participate in protests to stop climate change and only provide bad news to those eco-anxious people.

    Therefore my point here is to notify all to get rid of eco-anxiety we must not be time consuming and instead march together into a better future that provides ease and relief to those in the state of eco-anxiety.

    Thank you

  • I got 8/10 however it taught me some important facts like 75% of young people said the future is frightening and that searches related to eco anxiety have skyrocketed between 2018-2023.
    The fact that 75% of young people said the future is frightening sort of shocked me but it shows us that even the younger generations ar aware of what is going on and even fear it.

  • The question that had the most impact on me was the one concerning the number of countries that are affected. I realised that eco-anxiety is very present in our lives whether it affects us directly or not, whether you can actually perceive it or not. Isn't it frightening that we need to be asked about this rather than knowing it already?