Canada’s young people are filled with a sense of doom and gloom

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Young Canadians were asked how they felt about climate change — and their future. Here’s what they said

By Steve McKinley, Toronto Star, Staff Reporter

Canada’s young people are filled with a sense of doom and gloom, not just about the planet’s climate change future, but also about their government’s lack of action in dealing with it.

That’s according to a recent study from Lakehead University, in which researchers surveyed 1,000 people ages 16 to 25 across the country on their feelings around climate change and the future.

Almost eight in 10 reported that climate change has had an impact on their overall mental health, 37 per cent said that their feelings about climate change have a negative impact on their daily functioning and 56 per cent reported feeling afraid sad, anxious and powerless.

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