Drought, fire, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are causing a global anguish, and whether we are willing to recognise it or not, we are all living pretty close to the front line of climate change effects.
For many of us, it is already proving to be a disaster, and anxiety levels are rising like the tide and creating the potential for a major mental health crisis.
Part of the challenge we face is not only combating climate change but convincing people and governments that that this environmental disaster is an undeniable and present reality.
We speak to Associate Professor Amy Lykins who has been researching in this field. Amy is a clinical psychologist from the School of Psychology at the University of New England Armidale.