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Happy World Environment Day! Climate change is already changing lives all around the world and there is lot to do to try slow it down. According to IPCC, the increase of greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, should be decreased by 45% by 2030 and zero emissions should be reached in 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Awareness of the vast scope and rapid pace of the required adjustments may cause feelings of impotence. According to Panu Pihkala, an ecotheologian, the power of constructive actions and political influence is also inherent in the correct processing of eco-anxiety.
In the midst of eco-anxiety, there is hope, says ecotheologian Panu Pihkala | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Eco-anxiety encompasses difficult emotions experienced to a significant degree due to environmental issues. Environmental researcher Panu Pihkala says that related symptoms can be positioned between two extremes.