Vermonters feel ‘grief’ and ‘fear’ over climate change – Seven Days

Vermont must ‘atone’ for its carbon output with forced carbon reduction, says one person cited in a Seven Days cover story about how Vermonters’ feelings and outlook and outright panic have prompted their climate activism.

"Over the last decade, the path from the corporate world to the yurt has seen plenty of millennial foot traffic, but Weston's reasons for abandoning her nine-to-five existence reflect a cultural undercurrent that has only recently entered the mainstream lexicon: climate panic. It has other names, too — ecological anxiety, climate anxiety, climate grief, ecological grief — but each of those labels refers to the same malaise: a growing sense that everything is hurtling toward cataclysm, that we've trapped ourselves in a hell of our own making.


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