Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change

Joan Blades, Co-founder, LivingRoomConversations.org
Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change
Renee Lertzman, Climate Change Researcher

Climate change has joined sex, politics and religion as a topic not to raise in polite company. But don’t blame deniers or oil companies for the socially constructed silence. People who are aware of the need to build a cleaner economy struggle with how to talk about it without turning off their friends and colleagues. As a result, climate-conscious people are not talking about it, or taking as much personal action, as they know they should. Many are suffering from pre-traumatic stress, worrying about carbon-driven storms and upheaval headed our way, according to a recent Esquire article. What can we learn about how to handle feelings of fear and despair as well as powerlessness and motivation? Join a conversation with experts on emotional intelligence, psychology and mindfulness.