Climate change, or global warming by its other name, is affecting a wide range of human activities. Virtually every sector of human endeavor stands to be effected in some way by this growing crisis. Now some are turning their attention to the psychological ramifications of the situation. A particularly telling development is the rise in depression and anxiety in climate scientists. Of course, those emotional responses are not unique to scientists, and experts are beginning to worry about the consequences of this phenomenon to the broader public. The Smithsonian reports: