Helping Students Cope with Climate Change Anxiety

For K-12 students, the discussion of climate change could result in eco-anxiety, including a fear about the current and future impacts of a changing Earth. In this video, Carrie Ferraro (RUCOOL and Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences) and Patricia Findlay (Rutgers’ School of Social Work) talk to Steve Abudato on their recent collaboration to help educators identify and support students’ emotional responses to climate change and the realities they face without sacrificing the science.