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The Personal and Emotional in Climate Change

Emotional Responses

Hopelessness over Climate Change

  • "My intellectual and rational understanding of it has shifted to much more of an emotional and personal one" - Rob Law

Facing Extinction


Life decisions

Birthstrike - deciding not to have children



Cambridge declared a "climate emergency" in 2009. They completed a greenhouse gas inventory for 2012

State transportation policies fail communities of color: "Chelsea is home to some of the worst air quality in the state. The people of Chelsea suffer from the highest rates of asthma hospitalizations of any community in Massachusetts."

MA energy demand - 2016


At least 18 states have introduced pipeline protest laws


Online self-paced EdX Course on Climate Science and Negotiations, from UN's Sustainable Development Goals

deforestation increasing in Brazil, with significant impact, following Bolsonaro's election

Social and Political

Climate Justice

MA air pollution

Social / Culture

Video: "The DO MORE mindset is ruining the planet" The degrowth movement pursues the redistribution of wealth


Green New Deal's bipartisan support

  • "As expected, support is strongest among Democrats (92%). But a large majority of Republicans (64%) – including conservative Republicans (57%) – also support the policy goals in our description of the Green New Deal [...] partisan framing in communicating about the Green New Deal – by either the Right or the Left – could activate partisan associations and erode the existing bipartisan support for the concept."

16 min documentary on Ireland's experience with citizen's assemblies and the process

long interview of Roger Hallam There's probably some good stuff further on for thinking about strategy and tactics.. but since it has come up a lot here.. Hallam offers the three key elements of why XR was successful: disruption, sacrifice and respect - being nice to people.


What if we covered climate like the start of WWII? "The combined coverage of climate change by the three major networks and Fox fell from just 260 minutes in 2017 to a mere 142 minutes in 2018"

Economics and Emissions

1.5 degrees of commited emissions from existing infrastructure, paper in Nature. Also covered in The Globe

Ecosystems and biodiversity

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'


Agriculture / Ecosystem restoration / Food

soil stores carbon

Potential carbon dioxide drawdown from planting a trillion trees

global degradation of farmland

Biodiversity for Climate

Sustainable Economy

Climate Science


Effective representation of scale in this comic timeline of temperature since prehistory

Models and Projections

  • Climate Stabilization Targets I would ask people to read the best explanation of “earth system sensitivity” I’ve read, and after doing so, to consider the long-term viability of human civilization - Katherine Hayhoe