Weather forecast for youth

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A broad study of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 found that they were worried about the future, and with good reason. The authors of the study claim that this is the largest international study of climate anxiety among young people to date. And it shows that the psychological (emotional, cognitive, social and functional) burden of climate change is deeply affecting a huge number of young people around the world. In addition, this is the first study to offer insight into how young people's perceptions of the government's response to climate change relate to their own emotional and psychological responses.

The weather forecast for young people is unfavorable. The concern about climate change stems from the fact that young people realize that they have no future, that humanity is doomed, that governments cannot adequately respond to adult betrayal. These are chronic stressors that will have significant, long-term and escalating negative effects on the mental health of children and young people.

The failure of governments to adequately address the issue of climate change and its impact on the younger generation is potentially a moral hazard. States must protect the mental health of children and young people by taking ethical, collective and policy-based action against climate change.

We admire the proactive approach of the youth, but if it remains at the level of actions and demonstrations, nothing will change. The climate will not improve and the anxiety of the youth will not disappear. Solving each problem individually is like trying to stop an overflowing sewer system by sealing each manhole cover separately, instead of closing the valve that causes the flood. Similarly, to solve the climate crisis, we must get to its source and fix what is broken there.

Climate is not a separate system, but part of the global ecosystem in which we live. The system is built as a pyramid of levels that function harmoniously and interdependently. If harmony is broken at one level, it will negatively affect all levels below. At the top of the pyramid, of course, is a man. Therefore, any obstacle in human society affects the entire pyramid, the entire ecosystem, or, more simply, the entire world.

Although the human level has never been harmonious, in the last few decades it has become completely dysfunctional. And the further, the more. It is not surprising that young people do not trust the older generation, because they see the world that is being passed on to them, and they do not like it. If we want to help them, the least we can do is to point out the real problem - social relations.

All negative phenomena at all levels are offshoots of our dysfunctional relationships in society. Storms, fires, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, rogue viruses, dying bees and, of course, famine and wars are all projections of our disharmonious relationships that seep down the pyramid and poison each level.

Therefore, if we want to change the world, we must change our society. Moreover, we must encourage the younger generation to take the lead in this process, because in the end it is they who own the world of the future.

If we build a society that favors unity and solidarity over individuality and competition, we will spread this positive attitude throughout the system, just as we are currently building the opposite. Instead of destroying nature, we should learn from its example to see how it functions through connections and cooperation, and to build our society in the same way.

We don't need to fix anything except our broken, hate-filled relationships, because everything else is intact. When we build harmony among ourselves, we will begin to project it onto the entire system, and the whole world will become balanced.


  1. How well things are called by their proper names: "Betrayal by adults ..."
    And the youth of the whole world, in all countries, are raising protests, this is already a big part of the success. The time of truth has come and changes will happen, the world is waking up, the planet did not know this, that there were protests in all countries. There is hope but a new level of human development.

  2. We, adults, in the country of the Soviets were taught to be educated, and the higher the education, the better, they say. Therefore, any university, if only a higher education, and if the university, then the villagers looked at you like a professor with a doctoral dissertation and even a student ... And now young people don’t even want to graduate from school, They already have enough 9 classes .. There will be less "inventors" and, perhaps, they will not send rivers back, get something from the depths and space that from which they will get destructive energy. Maybe not everyone needs to be scientists and too "smart" and then the surrounding world will quietly restore itself? The Chernobyl environment has already proved this. As long as people do not realize that nature should be harmonious and that all the disturbance on the planet is caused by them, let them walk around like half-educated people and the generation of lazy people will fix the environment?

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