Climate Despair or Mental Health Apocalypse?

I recently read an article named “Climate Despair is Making People Give Up On Life.” The opening quote states, “It’s super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history.” Instead of poking fun at the obvious tense confusion or pointing out the stab-at-the-grammar-police lack of appropriate punctuation, (or that I read an entire article with my jaw hanging open in a wtf expression) , the focus will instead be placed on the absurdity of the statement.

What exactly is super painful to us “right now at this point in history?”