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Facing extreme heat and drought, young Californians cope to beat climate anxiety and doom

Melissa Gomez

21 mrt. 2023

When he was 6 years old, Sim Bilal began to have nightmares of floods pouring through his South Los Angeles home.

especially prone to falling into a sense of environmental doom, as they are coming of age when every year feels more dire. Experts call these feelings of despair climate anxiety, with symptoms that include panic attacks, insomnia, obsessive thinking and grief.

“Just seeing the effects of the climate crisis in real time, it’s even more scary,” said Bilal.

Many seek therapy, and a crop of specialists has risen to help people cope with environmental fears.

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