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moonlune wrote

the privileged represent climate change as humanity’s first existential crisis, effectively scrubbing away centuries of oppression that very much targeted the existence of people of color and other marginalized populations.

that's fair.

She believes we shouldn’t reject climate anxiety as an all-encompassing category for thinking about the mental health impacts of the climate crisis. As a tool for mobilizing people to respond to climate change, “it’s actually very effective,” she says.

I agree, "climate anxiety" wasn't a phrase invented with the ambition of being applied to the whole world's experience of climate change, but to be used in US/EU environmentalist youth circles. And that's not a bad thing, just something that shouldn't be forgotten. Thanks for sharing this article/reminder :)

These discussions always bring me back to thinking about Alejandro de Acosta's "To acid words" essay. I love him.