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.
Keep it social, short, and positive. These principles will help.
We can learn a lot about coping with climate change from COVID-19.
Psychology can teach us how to harness panic and fear for meaningful action.
What’s one thing you can do to combat climate change? Talk about it.
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today, the relevance of his notion of “beloved community” confronts us as climate change becomes one of the most significant challenges facing poor communities. Sadly, our hometowns of Houston and New Orleans embody the ongoing test of climate justice and climate racism.
Confronting your family and leaving them upset is not the goal. Keep it positive, and you might be surprised by what happens next.
Because when our kids and grandkids ask us what we did about climate change, we need to have a simple, true answer: “Our best.”
Many people accept the reality of global warming but don’t want to deal with it.