Monday, January 7, 2019

A 10 step program for climate believers

I have some empathy for climate deniers. Who wants to accept that our systems and behavior are driving the planet off the edge, threatening our children’s future, burning down our forests, flooding the coasts? It’s hard. Psychologists are taking note of the impact on adults and children. The danger is that fear and despair will drive people into see-no-evil helplessness. We all need to feel empowered to change the future.

So here’s a group, The Good Grief Group, that is promoting a 10 step program. We need to be able to look the problems straight-on but not get sucked into despair. We each need to find our way through this unprecedented challenge. This group-discussion approach could be helpful to many.

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