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More and more children are suffering from "eco-anxiety". This is a [conditional / condition] that causes people to worry a [loads / lot] about the future of Earth and the life on [it / them] . People worry about climate change, pollution and the loss of biodiversity. This has [leading / led] education experts to call for more teaching [in / on] schools about climate change, wildlife and the environment. Many teachers say very [small / little] is taught in schools about climate change. Some teachers [belief / believe] climate change should be taught to all year groups. The Teach the Future campaign group found that only four per cent [of / off] schoolchildren felt they knew enough about the climate [critical / crisis] . The group said this is leading [to / for] more children suffering from eco-anxiety.

Another campaign group, Earth Rangers, [is / has] taken action to address the problem of eco-anxiety. It said: "Eco-anxiety is [not / nope] an official diagnosable disorder. However, it does [effect / affect] children in very [really / real] ways. This includes feelings of fear, [hopeless / hopelessness] and despair." It added: "It is [important / importance] to research and understand the ways [in / on] which we can help children find effective strategies to [coop / cope] with these feelings." Earth Rangers said schools should create conservation activities and [help / helpful] children to teach their parents about how to protect nature. The Earth Rangers president said more needed to be done to help children. She said: "Children are on the [font / front] lines of climate change."

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