Kristen Weir, American Psychological Association 50:10, November 1st 2019
The last five years have been the warmest ever recorded, according to NASA data. Antarctica and the Arctic are losing billions of tons of ice every year, and coastlines are being swallowed by rising seas. Bigger storms and intense rains are becoming the norm in the United States and around the world. And in August, a special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that global warming is putting unprecedented pressure on the world’s food supply (Climate Change and Land, IPCC, 2019).
Amid these changes, it’s become clear that climate change is a subject that touches on economics, politics, the food we eat, the way we live, the health of Earth’s habitats and, increasingly, our mental health and well-being.