(Don’t) Panic: A hitchhiker’s guide to climate anxiety

In late March, I gave a presentation on fear and hope and helplessness in climate communications at a local Climate Change summit. There was supposed to be a video at some point, but I’ve (temporarily) given up on ever seeing it; but here’s what I said, with a picture of me saying it, in aContinue reading “(Don’t) Panic: A hitchhiker’s guide to climate anxiety”

A bunch of long words about something we already intuitively understand: social capital and building resilience to climate change impacts

(It’s a Season of Presentations apparently, Dear Readers; and here’s one I gave on Thursday evening at the first public meeting for a Community Response to Extreme Weather (CREW) group and project in one of our lower-income communities. It ties in nicely with the bit on Building Communities I wrote here recently, so I thoughtContinue reading “A bunch of long words about something we already intuitively understand: social capital and building resilience to climate change impacts”

All About Me. Plus Grace Paley. And Wind. And Theory.

I’m almost three weeks in to the new job, and it’s finally feeling real and settled enough to tell you a bit about it. I now coordinate environmental studies and approvals for wind energy projects. And oh, the hate mail that will eventually bring down on my head. But at the moment I am veryContinue reading “All About Me. Plus Grace Paley. And Wind. And Theory.”

Skating Lessons

Of course, if I was going to be hacked–inconveniencing me and my twenty-odd readers–it would be during the Copenhagen summit. Fortunately I know all of you were well-supplied with climate news from other quarters and that the only real consequence was that you were spared my nail-biting highs and lows as I oscillated between hopeContinue reading “Skating Lessons”