Sadly a new term, on the eve of several climate change awareness events, is being used by local students.
The term 'climate anxiety' was used to explain why many Ulladulla High School students will be supporting and talking part in an event on Friday September 20.
Student Jade Mudge has organised the event at the school on Friday and she said many of her peers worried about their future.
"Many of the students are still struggling with masses of 'climate anxiety' and still feel as if there is no hope for our future," she said.
"So essentially my goal is to inspire students and to show them that change can happen and that we aren't absolutely doomed.
"If we can raise the positive energy around climate change, and encourage students to take action within their own town, then hopefully those vibrations move on to our neighbouring towns, resulting in monumental change."
Jade with support from her friends and family, has organised a panel of guests to appear at the school on Friday.
Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips, Clint "Wombat" Price from The Block, Emily Bingham from EMPOWER, Monica Mudge from Take 3 for the Sea, Justin Field (Independent MLC ) and Marianne Cool from Treading Lightly in the M.U.D Incorporated will attend.
They will get the answer to various questions.
"I will be mediating the event, and we will have pre-submitted questions from the students, combined with questions on the day," Jade said.
The support for the event is tremendous.
"Almost every member of Ulladulla High School is extremely passionate about preventing climate change, students and faculty, but the event was predominantly organised by me, with the help of the Students' Representative Council (SRC)/Students' Elected Council (SEC) teachers, and members of the SRC/SEC," she said.
"All students and teachers are invited to the event."
The staff and teachers at Ulladulla High are aware that climate change is an important issue for their students.
"The staff at Ulladulla High have always been extremely supportive of our efforts regarding the environment, and have been a massive help in the process, " Jade said.
"At the last universal climate strike, the teachers were finding it hard to support the students, as the Teachers' Union at the time didn't give any approval for them to promote action.
"However, recently the Teachers' Union has actually encouraged striking, and because our school has decided to take a more active approach by taking time out of our lunchtime rather than education, and remain on school grounds, we are able to almost hit two birds with one stone.
"Through this, we are able to gain more respect from the adults in our town, and therefore more of our opinions translate better.
While the Ulladulla students are staging their event other students will gather at Harry Sawkins Park for a #GlobalClimateStrike to demand urgent action on the climate crisis.
They will be joined by thousands of students and workers all over Australia who will, in turn, join millions of others worldwide to demand action be taken on what they see as a climate crisis.
"Living on the coast, I have always had an immediate connection to nature, and through my studies at school in the earth and environmental science" the student leader said.
"I have studied the effects of climate change, so it is easy for me to notice them even in our town, which has always really scared me, and for a long time I felt afraid for my future, being only 17 that I will be the generation that either fix climate change, or dies from it."
She added Shoalhaven City Council has taken suggestions made by the student-led movement on board.