What makes us feel eco anxiety?

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Nowadays, eco anxiety is a word everyone is discussing about. Some people know what it means, some others not really. So, what does this mean? Eco anxiety is a new issue having to be confronted in our century since now the pollution has dramatically increased.

To start of, there is a reason why the situation has worsen. Firstly, it is a fact that when people constantly during the news are being shown the amelioration on the flora and fauna, they tend to have a feeling of relief and that no further action is needed or that the planet is saved. What is more, while being so concerned about the greenery, they forget about the numerous problems fauna is facing or the fact that it also needs to be rescued.

Additionally, not few are the businesses that take advantage of the situation. They make people believe that their products have zero ecological footprint and that is when a considerable amount of people end up being victims of their false information and buy their products while not knowing that they have been deceived.

Lastly, it is important to point out that many people are falling under the idea of individuality. In other words, they think that by doing a small eco friendly action such as recycling their bottles of water or their plastic straws ,they don't make a change since one person doesn't make a difference.

Well, from my point of view, this is the biggest problem that needs to be solved. It has been proven by many studies that when it comes to taking an initiative, it sets the best example of leadership. All in all, when noone makes the first move, noone else will do it. Every and each one of us should lead a more eco friendly way of life in order to make our future brighter.