How Climate Change Will Affect Our Mental Health
While on holiday in Western Canada last month I had what you might call my first personal brush with climate change.
A day after we left the accommodation on the coast of British Columbia, the village we had stayed in was placed under evacuation alert. The area had been remarkably dry and dusty, to the obvious concern of locals.
Further confirmation of global warming has been the inexorable increase in wildfires across the province in recent years.
The World Health Organisation has predicted some 250,000 deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 due to climate change.
What does medical research tell us about mental-health issues arising from the ongoing wave of bad climate-change news?