Climate change and health concept Among Gen Zers in a recent survey, 32% have reported anxiety stemming from a natural disaster. (Image by Chris Nicholls)

If there's one thing the past year has taught us, it's the implications a global crisis can have on every aspect of our lives. Beyond the COVID pandemic, wildfires, severe storms and other natural (and some man-made) disasters have taken their toll on the environment and our economy–and even our health.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.