What to know about eco-anxiety
According to a 2018 national survey, almost 70% of people in the United States are worried about climate change, and around 51% feel “helpless.”
Anxiety around environmental issues may stem from the awareness of a rising risk of extreme weather events, losses of livelihood or housing, fears for future generations, and feelings of helplessness.
This article discusses eco-anxiety, including what it is, the common symptoms, and how to spot and manage it…
Natural and man-made disasters caused losses of $140 billion in 2019 – Swiss Re
Natural and man-made disasters caused global economic losses of around $140 billion during 2019, Swiss Re said on Thursday, slightly down from the $176 billion figure a year earlier.
Natural catastrophes like tropical cyclones in Mozambique and India were responsible for $133 billion of the losses, the company said, citing research from the Swiss Re Institute. The figure was below the $200 billion average for the last ten years.
Insured losses from natural catastrophes fell to $50 billion from $84 billion in 2018. Globally, more than 11,000 people died or went missing in disasters in 2019, Swiss Re added. (Reporting by John Revill Editing by Michelle Martin)…