Tuesday 05 July 2022
Will Ostreopsis be back in the Basque Country and the Mediterranean coast this summer?
Friday 01 July 2022
Plastic Free July, a month for the Ocean
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Sailing toward sustainable shipping with Green Marine Europe
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Follow the Dutch Coastal Defenders in their investigation on water pollution
Thursday 16 June 2022
World Refill Day : Reuse to reduce plastic pollution
Wednesday 15 June 2022
2021 report on bathing water quality in Europe released
How to cope with eco-anxiety ?
"The water is rising", "Our house is burning", how to deal with all this bad news in an anxious environment?
More than a week after the release of the latest IPCC report, and despite its low media coverage, if you are concerned by environmental issues, you may feel overwhelmed by all the negative information that is flowing. This feeling of distress about climate change affecting our mental health has a name: eco-anxiety or solastalgia.
THE INJUSTICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
TIME FOR ACTION
Policies from the past years in term of ecological action, or inaction, clearly reinforced this feeling of anxiety. We see an over-responsibility put on citizens who can feel helpless carrying this weight on their shoulders.
Adapting our behaviors is part of the solution and is complementary to global actions. It helps tackling negative effects of global warming. Like the hummingbird effect, action is always more effective than inaction, denial, or resignation.
Three levers of action exist to adapt:
- Education on climate change for a better understanding, and to have the tools to adapt our lifestyles.
- Enrich scientific research thanks to testimony to gather data and feed the expertise on the topic of global warming.
- To put pressure on public bodies, politicians, and industrials so that they change their legislation or their production processes to fulfil the commitments limiting global warming and its effects.