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Climate Grief = Love

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I'm a HUGE sustainability nerd. And my mission is to help reverse global warming ASAP. I started Crowdsourcing Sustainability to get as many people as possible working together and harness the...

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Hi all,

I'm mixing it up a bit today with a quick 5-minute podcast episode called "Climate Grief = Love".

I talk about:

- Why it's not only natural but rational to experience these feelings.

- Where they may ultimately be coming from (love).

- A key takeaway and new lens through which to view them.

To be honest, I recorded this in December to capture my thoughts while out on a walk...never thought I'd share it with anyone else, but I just listened to it and like it so here we are haha. For those who are offended by swearing - I do, uncharacteristically, drop an f-bomb. You've been warned.

Hope you enjoy!

Useful tip from an anxiety expert:

"Instead of fearing the fear, see it for what it is, and do it once, skipping the anxious-about-being-anxious spin cycle." - Sarah Wilson

(works for both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis)


I've been thinking a lot about what we can learn from this awful, gut-wrenching, historic pandemic. As bad as it is, I do think there are lessons we can learn - lessons that will help us to better understand and respond to the other, bigger, slower-moving, climate crisis we are faced with. More on that here in "Coronavirus and Climate Change: 10 Key Similarities, Differences, and Lessons" if you're interested.


Be well. Stay safe. And much love,


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