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Climate change and mental health: How do we mitigate the risks?

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A youth walks over dried mud on the banks of a river after waters from the seasonal monsoon rains receded in Allahabad, India. Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Researchers have explored the relationship between climate change and mental health in a major literature review.

The authors found a significant amount of research demonstrating how climate change poses risks to mental health.

However, they conclude that more research is needed to explore how to mitigate these risks.

A major literature review highlights the connections that researchers have found between climate change and mental health.

The review, which appears in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , demonstrates that climate change is a major risk to people’s mental health.

However, most research on this topic has focused on generating insight into the importance of these risks but not mitigating them . The authors call for continued investigation in this growing field, with a particular emphasis on protecting people’s mental health from the threats posed by climate change.Researchers have argued that human-influenced climate change poses an existential threat to civilization, with many associated ecological, social, political, economic, and health risks.In terms of human […]

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