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GENERATIONS JOURNAL SUMMER 2022

Check out the new edition of the American Society on Aging’s  Generations Journal, guest edited by Mick Smyer. Read “Aging and the Climate Crisis” to see the myriad connections between aging and climate change.

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Hey Boomers: After Glasgow, It’s Time to Pay it Forward

“Your generation caused this whole mess.” Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues. A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the argument: “Today’s elders, more than any other age group, bear […]

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Boomers vs. Zoomers? When it Comes to the Climate Crisis, It’s Time for Intergenerational Cooperation

An old adage says that if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together. Combating the climate crisis and protecting future generations is a marathon, not a sprint, and we need each other if we’re going to go the distance.

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Captain Tom and Climate Change: The Psychology of Small Steps

How can you get started on climate action? Start small for big results.

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Think Globally, Act Regionally

Policymakers and activists are watching Pennsylvania again, but this time it’s not about our votes.

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I’m voting for 2040 in this election. Are you?

Here’s my take: We are voting in the 2040 election this year, not the 2020 election. Would you agree?

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Climate Change or COVID-19: What’s Your Story?

Many of us feel paralyzed by anxiety in the face of global challenges like the climate crisis or COVID-19, stuck with a simple story line: it’s overwhelming and there’s nothing I can do.

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How Can We Start Difficult Conversations?

Keep it social, short, and positive. These principles will help.

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Happy 50th, Earth Day

We can learn a lot about coping with climate change from COVID-19.

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An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

Psychology can teach us how to harness panic and fear for meaningful action.