“Unfit for a Sick Society”: Living With Climate Anxiety

Opening your eyes to the immensity of the climate crisis can be incredibly frightening. So it’s no coincidence that climate-related anxiety and distress are on the rise. Turns out there’s a term for these feelings: eco-anxiety. In this episode, Arielle explores how naming, accepting, and understanding our eco-anxiety – and all sorts of eco-emotions for that matter – may be a critical component of making it through ecological catastrophe.

They speak with Britt Wray, author of the forthcoming book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose In An Age of Climate Crisis, climate activist Jennifer Uchendu, and climate psychotherapist Caroline Hickman. 

This episode was produced by Sophie Kazis, Sam Greenspan, and Arielle Duhaime-Ross.

VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Sam Greenspan, and Stephanie Kariuki. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. 

Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. 

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