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Expect family talks about climate change this Christmas? Take tips from Greta Thunberg

As bushfires rage and our cities lie shrouded in smoke, climate change is shaping as a likely topic of conversation at the family dinner table this Christmas. Such discussions can be fraught if family members hold differing views. You may not all agree on the urgency of dealing with climate change – or indeed whether [...]

By |2019-12-12T16:36:00+11:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The rise of ‘eco-anxiety’: climate change affects our mental health, too

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical health, including an increase in climate-related deaths. The World Health Organisation regards climate change as [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:19:27+10:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Thousands of school students across Australia are expected to join in the global protest today calling for action on climate change. This isn’t the first time students in Australia have rallied [...]

By |2019-09-23T17:29:58+10:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children are our future, and the planet’s. Here’s how you can teach them to take care of it

As the global climate crisis accelerates, early childhood teachers and researchers are considering whether and how to approach the issue with children. Should we talk openly about the crisis and encourage children to change their daily practices? Or is there a risk that in doing so, we are inflicting anxiety on young minds, still in [...]

By |2019-05-27T11:18:00+10:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The terror of climate change is transforming young people’s identity

Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected to draw thousands of students who are walking out of school to protest climate change inaction. These Australian students join children from over 82 countries who are striking to highlight systemic failure to address climate change. But the strikes represent more than frustration and resistance. [...]

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