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6) What is eco-anxiety? Discuss the causative factors of it and suggest solutions to overcome the same. (250 words)

Topic Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. . Disaster and disaster management.

6) What is eco-anxiety? Discuss the causative factors of it and suggest solutions to overcome the same. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article explains the new concept of eco-anxiety in detail.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what do you understand by eco-anxiety, what are its causative factors and in what way can it be overcome. 

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define what eco-anxiety is; The feeling of being overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change and the fear about the state of the environment. 

Body:

Discuss the concept in detail – eco-anxiety is the helplessness that makes us see ourselves as just one insignificant entity on the planet, unable to reverse the crisis. It is also the sense that no matter how hard we work, nothing will ever be enough.

One can use the case study of air pollution menace that the capital Delhi is facing and causing anxiety among people and making them insecure.

Suggest what needs to be done and how can one overcome this anxiety.

Conclusion:

Conclude that making climate change an integral and crucial factor in our lifestyle habits and consumption patterns can prove to be a key to the problem.