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Pray the Bird: How Facing our Climate Grief Can Prepare Us for Action

Sometimes I am perfectly capable of scanning large swathes of bad news with aplomb, keeping my feelings at bay. I know how to brace myself before I open the morning paper, turn on the TV, or scan the news online. OK, world, I’m ready! Bring it on! Give me the latest list of apocalyptic woes! […]

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When Climate Change Becomes Heart-Wrenching

It’s not often that individuals imagine themselves 75 years into the future, living in a world deeply affected by climate change. Doing so, however, can prove to be an enormously powerful exercise, as a recent column in the New York Times illustrates. In the column, opinion writer Anna North tells her own story about what her life […]

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Acknowledging Climate Anxiety

Talk of the overlap between psychology and climate change most often focuses on values and behavior change. Yet there’s another type of overlap that’s rarely discussed: our affective response to climate change – our feelings associated with the issue.   In this Sightline Daily article, Renee Lertzman asserts that our underlying feelings about climate change […]

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Supporting People in Their Climate Grief

by ecoAmerica’s Special Projects Director Judy Mills   I recently lost my mother and father in a span of three weeks, after which I went on an extended journey through the five stages of grief.   When someone suggested I write about climate-change denial this week, I thought I was clever in deciding to address […]

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