Opinion

Melanie Poole | Mental ill health taking a toll amid dual climate change and cost of living crises

By Melanie Poole
September 1 2023 - 5:30am

Concerns about climate change have apparently been crowded out by the cost of living. The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) reported last month that people are struggling to transition to renewable energy sources. But cost of living and climate change are not opposing crises to rank higher or lower on your list of worries. These two issues are fundamentally linked, even if our capacity to care about both is being stretched right now.

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