Anxiety, Worry, and Grief in a Time of Environmental and Climate Crisis: A Narrative Review

@article{Ojala2021AnxietyWA,
  title={Anxiety, Worry, and Grief in a Time of Environmental and Climate Crisis: A Narrative Review},
  author={Maria Ojala and Ashlee Cunsolo and Charles Adedayo Ogunbode and Jacqueline Middleton},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
  year={2021}
}
Climate change worry, eco-anxiety, and ecological grief are concepts that have emerged in the media, public discourse, and research in recent years. However, there is not much literature examining and summarizing the ways in which these emotions are expressed, to what processes they are related, and how they are distributed. This narrative review aims to ( a) summarize research about the relationships between, on the one hand, negative emotions in relation to climate change and other… 

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