The spread of ‘climate doom’ on TikTok is hurting the climate justice movement – and Gen Z

Last year I saw a TikTok that troubled me. Covering the screen is text saying: “When my cousin says he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up, but it’s 70 degrees in December.” The message was clear: The world is ending, the generations to come will carry that burden and they won’t be able to accomplish their goals.