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Climate change is the next frontier in public health — and our century’s biggest threat to wellness. Human activities are making the atmosphere warmer. This means that extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent, which is bad news for our physical and mental health.

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The psychology of climate anxiety

  • In South Africa a lack of jobs, HIV and violence stress people out more than climate. However the more climate disasters we see the more our mental health will be affected.
  • Our first monthly newsletter focusing on climate health is all about our state of mind. Sign up for Tanya Pampalone’s short takes of news, research and resources to help you feel motivated to take action.

Read the first edition of Climate Connection from Tanya Pampalone. Sign up for monthly short takes of news, research and resources.

Tanya Pampalone is Bhekisisa's business development consultant. Pampalone is the former managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, executive editor of the Mail & Guardian and head of partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa. Now a communications, strategy and fundraising consultant, she works with non-profit and mission-driven media groups in San Francisco and Johannesburg.