Climate anxiety and why it’s not all bad, explained to children

Several German newspapers published an interview with Julie King on September 16th. Julie explains to children all about climate anxiety, why it occurs, what to do about it, and how it can actually be helpful for inspiring action. Climate anxiety, or “Klimaangst” in German, describes of chronic uncertainty, worry, stress, and apprehensive expectation caused the climate crisis. “Klimangst” is a sort of umbrella term that also describes the frustration, helplessness, anger and hopeless, among many other emotions, stemming from witnessing extreme events on the news, thinking about the climate crisis, and the widespread inaction to mitigate and adapt.

“Klima angst” interview with Julie King