Climate doomism hurts young people’s mental health

We’re doomed. Or at least this is the sentiment surrounding climate change and global warming that infiltrates news and social media outlets — so much so that “doomism” is now a coined term. It describes the belief that we are past the point of no return with respect to addressing the environmental crisis earth finds itself in.

Education, awareness, and activism are crucial to fight climate change. Yet the circulation of fear-mongering and categorically incorrect information that gives rise to the mindset of ‘giving up’ is wholly unproductive.

Doomism is fueling a mental health crisis