Greta Thunberg & Gen Z’s Quest To Save The World
These realities, according to psychologists, have also made Gen Z overwhelmingly stressed and anxious. “In the past year, 91% of Gen Z experienced one or more emotional or physiological stress-related symptoms,” B. Janet Hibbs, PhD, a psychology professor and co-author of
The Stressed Years of Their Lives, tells Refinery29, citing an October 2018
report from the American Psychological Association. “Top among their list of concerns is climate change. This generational distress, exemplified in Greta Thunberg’s passionate appeal to world leaders at this week’s U.N. session, is hostage to the reality that they are inheriting the brave and frightening new world that the older generations seem numb to.”