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.
“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 […]
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.
How can you get started on climate action? Start small for big results.
Think Globally, Act Regionally
Policymakers and activists are watching Pennsylvania again, but this time it’s not about our votes.
Here’s my take: We are voting in the 2040 election this year, not the 2020 election. Would you agree?
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.
Happy 50th, Earth Day
We can learn a lot about coping with climate change from COVID-19.
An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg
Psychology can teach us how to harness panic and fear for meaningful action.