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75% of young people worldwide find the future 'scary'
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A global study conducted in ten countries around the world reveals that 45% of young people suffer from eco-anxiety. Governments' inaction on climate issues is frequently cited as promoting this distress. 

The study compiles several surveys of 10,000 children and youth (16-25 years old) in 10 countries around the world (Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, India, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States). When asked how they see the future, 75% of all young people surveyed described it as "frightening."

More than half of the people surveyed said they felt "afraid," "sad," "anxious," "angry," "powerless" or "helpless"... A percentage that rises to 81% in southern countries such as Portugal and even to 92% in the Philippines.

Nearly half of young people surveyed worldwide (45%) say that climate-related anxiety and distress affect their daily lives. Of these young people, 64% believe that their governments are "not doing enough" to avoid a climate catastrophe.

"I grew up being afraid of drowning in my own bedroom"

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