Anxiety about the environment has become the plague of our times

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By Rosie DiManno, InsideOttawaValley, January 3, 2020 When I was in Grade 1, our teacher informed us that the sun was actually a star and would burn itself out within a billion years. Which sent me into paroxysms of terror. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE.

For months afterwards, on overcast days, even when a cloud passed over the sun for a few seconds, I was convinced the end was nigh. Oceans would boil, Earth would become uninhabitable.

(...)With good reason, youth are feeling betrayed and even abandoned by a generation whose legacy will be a crippled, endangered orb spinning off its axis. Fast-stepped from street-smartened — stranger danger — to global hyperawareness, bombarded with climate change alarms and apocalyptic scenarios.