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Living and Coping with Eco-Anxiety

Eco-anger can lead to greater action and well-being than eco-anxiety

24 February 2021

Research has documented the experiences of climate and eco-anxiety, but little attention has been given to frustration and anger, or to untangling the effects of different emotional responses to the climate crisis.  Using Australian national survey data, we found that experiencing eco-anger predicted better mental health outcomes than eco-anxiety, as well as greater engagement in pro-climate activism and personal behaviours.