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“Climate Aware” Therapists are Teaching “Internal Activism”

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Essay by Eric Worrall

Generation Z eco-worriers have broken the climate anxiety activist pipeline, by embracing the concept of “internal activism” – believing in climate activism without actually doing anything.

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This story is adapted from Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, by Britt Wray.

Charlie had always loved camphor trees, and on that day’s reflective wander, a remarkably large and friendly-looking one, rooted at a corner on Edenhurst Avenue, beckoned him over to it. He walked under its arms as they rustled in the breeze, and the shade the tree cast over him conjured a sudden intuition that made his blood run cold. “I just had this instantaneous feeling like, oh, the rest of my life is going to

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