Climate anxiety is real, but there’s something you can do about it

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: May 7, 2019

Year of Publication: 2019

Author(s): Jen Christensen

Newspaper: CNN

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A student in Wendy Petersen Boring’s climate-change-focused class said she woke at 2 a.m. and then cried for two solid hours about the warming ocean. “This is a computer science major,” Petersen Boring said.

Petersen Boring, an associate professor of history, religious studies, women & gender studies at Willamette University in Oregon, has been teaching about climate change for a little over a decade. In that short time, she has watched her students’ fear, grief, stress and anxiety grow.
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