Dealing With The Reality of Climate Change

Date & Time: Tue, September 8 at 6:00PM
Venue: Zoom Webinar (details provided after registration)

Some days there are enough positive news to inspire hope about halting Climate Change; other days have the exact opposite effect and make you grab your head and moan in despair.

What makes it particularly tough is when we, individually and as organizations, are working so hard to address climate change. Every bit of bad news can seem like a slap in the face. 

Over a year ago, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) documented increasing evidence that “extreme weather events, which are more frequent, intense, and complex under a changing climate, can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety, depression, complicated grief, survivor guilt, vicarious trauma, recovery fatigue, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation.” (These are just a few of the mental health impacts; there are plenty more right here.)

These kinds of struggles exist for many of us already in varying degrees. For others, they may be right around the corner. The point is that we all will have to come to terms with the presence of the effects of climate change, but without losing our focus, resilience and audacity to still want to halt it. 

We need to peel this onion so we can get to a place where we know how to carry on and continue affecting positive change. On September 8, we will shine a light on how we accomplish that.

Speakers and more details about this event will be announced as we get closer.

Photo credit: Michael Schwarzenberger / CC0 via Wiki Commons