You might understand climate breakdown. It might cause you a measure of anxiety. But what you're experiencing is on a different plane to how young people are experiencing this threat.
The Lancet, Planetary Health has published a call to action to help young people who have had a peek at the terrible hand we are dealing to them.
Mental health professionals, policy makers, and advocates need robust evidence to mitigate the effects of climate anxiety and stress on the short-term and long-term mental health of young people. There has never been such a large population of young people globally, nor do we anticipate any reversal of the impacts of climate change. Young people are agents of change, our future leaders, and most likely to succeed in improving planetary health. Thus, making investments to improve their mental health and wellbeing will provide dividends now and in the future.
It's the least we can do.