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Climate Emotions Wheel

Climate Mental Health Network
Research & Articles
06-12-2024

Emotions wheels have long been a valuable tool for psychologists to help people better understand and interpret their feelings.

Environmental Polling Roundup - May 31st, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
05-31-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new national polling on oil and gas accountability, energy prices, and the public health impacts of climate change + new polling in Nevada on climate and clean energy messaging.

Voters Say Climate Anxiety Negatively Impacts Their Daily Lives

Catherine Fraser and Grace Adcox. Data for Progress
Research & Articles
05-29-2024

Most voters believe that climate change will impact their health and where they live, and more than two-thirds support the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act after reading about it. Nearly seven in ten voters (69% support / 24% oppose) say that they support the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act. Support for the bill spans partisan lines, with nearly nine in ten Democrats (88%), two-thirds of independents (67%), and around half of Republicans (52%) in favor of it. Climate anxiety is highly relatable, with most voters saying that climate change negatively impacts their plans for the future. The majority of voters (55%) say that their feelings about climate change have some kind of negative impact on their planning for the future. Younger voters in particular expect that their lives will be impacted by climate change. Nearly two-thirds of voters under 45 say that climate change will impact their health (65%) and where they live (64%), and most voters under 45 (54%) believe that it will impact their finances as well.

Poll: Generation Alpha" Taking Up the Challenge to Adapt and Act on Climate

MassINC Polling Group for the Museum of Science in Boston
Research & Articles
04-22-2024

A recent survey asked middle and high school students nationwide a variety of questions about climate change, environment, and their feelings about the future. Among the key findings: 

  • 72% of respondents say climate change is already impacting their lives, and 53% believe it will be a major problem over the course of their lives. Over three-quarters (77%) think climate change will require radical changes to how we all live. These percentages are even higher among students of color.

Research & Articles
02-23-2024

In communications about President Biden’s pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, voters are most swayed by messaging about health. The most effective and convincing way to talk about this pause is in the context of the pollution risk methane gas facilities pose and the health consequences from them. While other frames are still useful, the pollution-focused message was chosen overall and by virtually all subgroups as the best message on the topic.

Research & Articles
01-01-2024

The Climate Mental Health Network website includes various resources for teachers, parents, and others. It also includes resources on general wellbeing (e.g., worksheets, meditations) and art therapy.

Climate Emotions Wheel

Climate Mental Health Network
Research & Articles
01-01-2024

Using this wheel can help people identify their emotions regarding the climate crisis—and work with them. Emotions wheels have been a visual tool used by psychologists for decades to help people better understand and interpret their own feelings. This Climate Emotions Wheel is based on the research of Panu Pihkala at the University of Helsinki and particularly his 2022 paper Toward A Taxonomy of Climate Emotions. It is not intended to be comprehensive or definitive, and it is not to scale; positive emotions are not typically identified in most research as often as other emotions on this scale. This ‘key to the wheel’ will help you understand and navigate your emotions about the climate crisis. Each emotion is defined and accompanied by a key question that will help you respond skillfully. Some emotions include fear, panic, anxiety, sadness, shame, and more.

Environmental Justice Mapping Tool

National Wildlife Federation
Research & Articles
01-01-2024

This public mapping tool shows locations in the U.S. of environmental justice areas of opportunity and community assets. Categories include resource extraction, water, public health, climate justice, public transportation, and more. Community assets include organizations, such as Chicago Jobs with Justice, DC Environmental Network, and more.

Research & Articles
11-14-2023

The latest Lancet Countdown report underscores the imperative for a health-centered response in a world facing irreversible harms. Public and political engagement on health and climate change continued its upward trend across 2022, reaching the highest recorded level of engagement among government leaders and companies signed up to the UN sustainability charter, while maintaining recent higher engagement in global newspapers. Individual engagement with health and climate change remained low in 2022; of all click views that led to health-related articles, only 0.03% came from climate change-related articles, and only 0.36% of click views that led to climate change-related articles came from health-related article. Corporate sector engagement with health and climate change reached its highest recorded level In 2022, with 38% of companies referring to the health dimensions of climate change. tweets mentioning the health co-benefits of climate change action reached a record of 22% of all monthly tweets from international organizations in November 2022, in a continuously upward trend. 50% of countries mentioned the intersection of health and climate change at the UN General Debate in 2022, a 10% decrease from 2021; 95% of updated NDC documents refer to health, an increase from 73% in the first submission.