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Wildfires are fuelling eco-anxiety but taking climate action can help, experts say

Many Canadians who found their communities enveloped in smoke from devastating wildfires in B.C., Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia over the last several weeks are experiencing what's often called 'eco-anxiety' or 'climate anxiety.' According to experts, one of the most important things to tell people suffering from climate anxiety is 'you're not alone.'

Thick smoke from wildfires blankets the landscape near Water Valley, Alta., 100 kilometres northwest of Calgary, on May 16, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)