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Climate Anxiety
and Resilience

It's logical to feel concern about the climate

Our climate is changing too quickly for human and animal life to adapt but, in order for us to forge new paths of compassion in danger, we must confront our grief at the losses and nurture our courage, as well as learning new modes of being. The links tackle both anxiety and introduce, via thinkers such as Charles Eisenstein, philosophies of resilience.


On creating culture. Charles Eisenstein, Substack (September 26, 2023). One of the leading thinkers of the day, Charles Eisenstein, on creating new cultures via ritual and attention and why futility matters.

I'm a climate scientist. Here's how I'm handling climate grief. By Kimberley R Miner, Nature (August 23, 2023).  Researchers must find personal ways to cope with impending losses — one way is by taking small solutions-oriented actions, says Kimberley R. Miner.

Climate grief: How we mourn a changing planet. By Panu Pihkala, BBC Future (April 3rd, 2020)

The enormous transformations to our planet from climate change can have powerful effects on our emotions, making us grieve for what is lost.

What is Climate Grief? By Andrew Bryant, Climate and Mind (August 25, 2019). Bryant expores the different manifestations of climate grief and offers strategies for building resilience. There are resour for further reading.


Deep Adaptation Forum. From the Deep Adaptation Forum, named for Jem Bendell's groundbreaking paper Deep Adaptation, the Deep Adaptation Forum is an online group that focuses on embodying and enabling loving responses to the climate and ecological emergencies. The forum aims to connect people, to foster mutual support and collaboration in the "process of anticipating, observing, and experiencing societal disruption and collapse."



Joanna Macy - The Hidden Promise of Our Dark Age. Bioneers (August 23, 2018). One of the great activists and spiritual teachers of our era, Joanna Macy, brings a hopeful message: If we can free ourselves from the delusions and dependencies bred by the “industrial growth society,” something wonderful can happen. If we manage to steer clear of panic, we may well find, at last, the wild power of our creativity and solidarity. Introduction by Nina Simons, Co-Founder of Bioneers. This speech was given at the 2009 National Bioneers Conference.

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