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This bibliography is concerned with disturbing environmental and social trends, along with the potential to make things better and the risks if we don’t.  This section focuses on the toll that confronting the bad news and scary projections is having on people who are paying attention.  If you have been freaking out of late, now you can see how much company you have.  If you don’t understand why anyone would be feeling “eco-anxiety,” you can figure that out quickly enough by reviewing some of the bad news and scary projections in the articles cited in Section VI (Synthesis of Existential Risks and the Potential for Societal Collapse).

This section has two subsections.  The first collects citations to more scholarly resources (articles from journals that have gone through a peer review process, some books, and reports from professional associations).  The second subsection contains links to recent essays from blogs and articles from news magazines.  There is a lot of overlap among these non-scholarly articles.  Many of them contain remarkably raw and personal accounts of of learning about climate science projections and the subsequent feelings of anxiety, despair, and grief that resulted. Though you will quickly get the gist by reading a handful of these, I believe all of them are worthy of inclusion.  It is a small way to honor the courage of those who are choosing to reveal their anxiety, find community, and cope in fruitful ways. If you feel you would like to do the same, there are groups and web sites providing a venue for sharing.2, 3, 4

I am a newcomer to this particular literature. My interest in tracking down all of these resources was inspired by the example set by my fellow UW Bothell colleague Dr. Jennifer Atkinson who started offering a seminar course titled Environmental Grief and Climate Anxiety in 2018.  You can read an article here by Dr. Atkinson about her course and the public fallout when her course made the news. To all the students who have found their way here, Dr. Atkinson has the following thoughts to share in her article: “Today’s students are reaching maturity at a moment when the scale of environmental disruption boggles the mind. Unlike many of us, the young people I’ve met are choosing not to look away… and to seek ways to channel their distress into action. Facing the hard truths of our climate crisis takes steady courage and a certain amount of grit. That doesn’t make them snowflakes. It makes them badasses.”

If you are looking for some solace, section XII (Hopeful Resources – On Hope, Activism, and Examples of Positive Change) contains many resources meant to alleviate the despair and paralysis from feeling that a dystopian future is in the cards.  For example, there are links in that section to many groups one could support in their fight against a darker future, along with tales of success and the power of hope.  In that vein, section VIII (Conservation, Restoration, Mitigation, Adaptation à Resilience) shares articles on mitigation and adaptation efforts, both occurring and proposed, to foster resilience and thus shore up society as we recognize it.  Section XI (Sustainability Manifestos), on the other hand, provides links to numerous proposals for more transformative, just, and sustainable reformations of culture and socio-economics that we can implement to avoid outright collapse or use as guides in the aftermath of some non-apocalyptic form of collapse.  And yes, there are movements afoot to prepare for and soften any collapse to come.5, 6, 7, 8


“Protest that endures, I think, is moved by a hope far more modest than that of public success, namely, the hope of preserving qualities in one’s own heart and spirit that would be destroyed by acquiescence.” Wendell Berry





Peer Review Articles and More Scholarly Resources



Journalism and Personal Takes






Peer Review Articles and More Scholarly Resources


Adams, M (2014). Inaction and Environmental Crisis: Narrative, Defense Mechanisms and the Social Organisation of Denial. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 19(1).


Albrecht, G (2016). Exiting the Anthropocene and Entering the Symbiocene. Minding Nature, 9(2).


Alim, A and Pierce, N et al., (2021). Davos Lab: Youth Recovery Plan. World Economic Forum. [Features the insights and ideas of more than 2 million people, who participated in surveys and dialogues in more than 150 cities and 180 countries.]


Amelung, D et al., (2019). Human Health as a Motivator for Climate Change Mitigation: Results from Four European High-income Countries. Global Environmental Change, 57.


American Psychological Association (2017). Climate Change's Toll On Mental Health.


American Psychological Association Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change (2011). Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges.


Amnesty International (2019). Generation Z Ranks Climate Change Highest as Vital Issue of our Time in Amnesty International Survey.


Arcanjo, M (2019). Eco-Anxiety: Mental Health Impacts of Environmental Disasters and Climate Change. Climate Institute, Sept. 8.


Arikan, G, Melek, G and Gunay, D (2020). Emotions in Climate Change Communication: An Experimental Investigation. Communication, .


Atkinson, J (2019). The Weight of Nature: Eco-Anxiety & Climate Grief. YouTube, Nov. 19. [video of lecture]


Atkinson, J (2020a). Climate Depression: Confronting Eco-Anxiety in the Age of Crisis. Science in the City series, Feb. 28. Pacific Science Center. [Recording of a talk.]


Atkinson, J (2020b). Facing It. [Podcasts about climate grief.]


Australian Conservation Foundation, The Climate Reality Project Australia, Australian Psychological Society and Psychology for a Safe Climate (2015). Coping with Climate Change Distress. and


Badaan, V, Jost, J, Fernando, J and Kashima, Y (2020). Imagining Better Societies: A Social Psychological Framework for the Study of Utopian Thinking and Collective Action. Social and Psychology Compass, 14(4).


Ballew, M, Marlon, J, Rosenthal, S, Gustafson, A, Kotcher, J, Maibach, E and Leiserowitz, A (2019). Do Younger Generations Care More About Global Warming? Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, June 11.


Becker, J (2020). Ideology and the Promotion of Social Change. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34.


Bell, J, Poushter, J, Fagan, M and Huang, C (2021). In Response to Climate Change, Citizens in Advanced Economies Are Willing To Alter How They Live and Work. Pew Research Center.


Bendell, J (2018a). Emotional Support in Face of Climate Tragedy. Jem, July 26. [links to resources]


Bendell, J (2018b). Barriers to Dialogue on Deep Adaptation. Jem, Aug. 20.


Bendell, J (2018c). After Acceptance – Some Responses to Anticipating Collapse. Jem, August 25.


Bendell, J (2019). Hope in a Time of Climate Chaos – A Speech to Psychotherapists. Keynote speech at the UK Council for Psychotherapy Conference, Oct. 19. Jem


Bendell, J (2020). How Everything Can Collapse – My Foreword to New Book. Jem, March 28.


Bendell, J (2021a). Should We Discuss Our Anticipation of Collapse? Jem, Feb. 18.


Bendell, J (2021b). Psychological Insights on Discussing Societal Disruption and Collapse. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 25(1). Audio version here:


Bendell, J (2021c). Adaptation Delayism - Preventing Urgently Needed Dialogue and Initiative. Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability, Oct. 6.


Bendell, J and Carr, K (2021). Group Facilitation on Societal Disruption and Collapse: Insights from Deep Adaptation. Sustainability, 13(11).


Bendell, J and Cave, D (2020). Does Anticipating Societal Collapse Motivate Pro-social Behaviours? Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria.


Benner, A, Rothe, D, Ullstrom, S and Stripple, J (2019). Violent Climate Imaginaries: Science-Fiction-Politics. Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, Research Report #001.


Beuret, N and Brown, G (2017). The Walking Dead: The Anthropocene as a Ruined Earth. Science as Culture, 26. or


Bigelow, B (2018). Students “Warrior Up” for Climate Justice. Rethinking Schools, 33(1).


Bjornberg, K et al., (2017). Climate and Environmental Science Denial: A Review of the Scientific Literature Published in 1990–2015. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167.


Brewer, J (2016). The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism. Films for Action, Apr. 27.


Brosch, T (2021). Affect and Emotions as Drivers of Climate Change Perception and Action: A Review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42.


Buckland, K (2017). Activism in the Anthropocene: Organizing Cultures of Resilience. The Transnational Institute.


Burke, S, Sanson, A and Van Hoorn, J (2018). Raising Children to Thrive in a Climate Changed World.  Australian Psychological Society.


Calcutti, H, Gumberg, A and Orrick, A (2019). Student Movement on Climate Action at UC San Diego: How College and Students Can Combat Climate Change. University of California.


Carlson, J.M., Kaull, H., Steinhauer, M., Zigarac, A., Cammarata, J. (2020). Paying Attention to Climate Change: Positive Images of Climate Change Solutions Capture Attention. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 71.


Carver, C (1998). Resilience and Thriving: Issues, Models and Linkages. Journal of Social Issues, 54(2).


Cassegard, C and Thorn, H (2018). Toward a Postapocalyptic Environmentalism? Response to Loss and Visions of the Future in Climate Activism. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 0(0).


Charney, M (2019). The Tide is Rising and So are We: Stabilizing Our Communities Through Climate Change and Resilience Planning. U.S. National Network of Libraries of Medicine. [Video discussing how librarians and libraries can help address trauma and foster mindfulness.  Lots of book resources highlighted.]


Chawla, L (2020). Connecting to Nature is Good for Kids – But They May Need Help Coping with a Planet in Peril. The Conversation, Nov. 16.


Cialdini, R and Jacobson, R (2021). Influences of Social Norms on Climate Change-related Behaviors. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42.


Clayton, S (2018). Mental Health Risk and Resilience Among Climate Scientists. Nature Climate Change, 8: 260-271.


Clayton, S, Manning, C and Hodge, C (2014).  Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change. American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica.


Clayton, S., Manning, C, Krygsman, K, & Speiser, M (2017). Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. American Psychological Association, and ecoAmerica.


Climate One (2014a). Climate on the Brain.  [Summary, transcript and recording of a panel discussion on the difficulty we have with processing climate change.]


Climate One (2014b). Ecological Intelligence.  [Summary, transcript, and recording of a panel discussion on “the disconnect between knowledge, emotion and action when it comes to climate change.”]


Climate One (2018). Mind Over Chatter: Exploring Climate Psychology.  [Summary, transcript, and recording of a panel discussion on the impacts of climate change on our mental health.]


Climate Psychology Alliance (2021a).


Climate Psychology Alliance (2021b). Eco-Anxiety, in Handbook of Climate Psychology.


Controy, G (2019). ‘Ecological Grief’ Grips Scientists Witnessing Great Barrier Reef’s Decline. Nature, 573.


Crimmins, A, Balbus, J, Gamble, J, Beard, C, Bell, J, Dodgen, D, Eisen R, Fann, N, Hawkins, M, Herring, S, Jantarasami, L, Mills, D, Saha, S, Sarofim, M, Trtanj, J and Ziska, L (2016). Mental Health and Well-Being, in The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.  U.S. Global Change Research Program.


Crust, G (2015). Personal Autonomy and Well-being in Education for Sustainability, in Wyness, L (ed.) Education for Sustainable Development: Towards the Sustainable University. Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory, Occasional Paper 9.


Cunsolo, A and Ellis, N (2018). Ecological Grief as a Mental Health Response to Climate Change-related Loss. Nature Climate Change, 8: 275–281.


Dasilva, C (2019). Imagining Decline or Sustainability: Hope, Fear, and Ideological Discourse in Hollywood Speculative Fiction. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7.


De Moor, J (2021). Postapocalyptic Narratives in Climate Activism: Their Place and Impact in Five European Cities. Environmental Politics, .


De Roost, J (2020). Postapocalyptic Environmentalism: A Movement for Transformational Climate Adaptation? Earth System Governance Working Paper No. 40.


DeWeerdt, S (2020). As the Climate Changes, What Changes People’s Minds? Anthropocene, 5.


Di Fabio, A (2017). The Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development for Well-Being in Organizations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8.


Doherty, T and Clayton, S (2011). The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change. American Psychologist, 66(4): 265-276.


Doppelt, B (2016). Transformational Resilience. Routledge.


Druckman, A and Gatersleben, B (2019). High Subjective Wellbeing, Low-carbon Leisure - A Time-use Approach. Journal of Public Mental Health, 18(2).


Dunk, J, Jones, D, Capon, A, and Anderson, W (2019). Human Health on an Ailing Planet — Historical Perspectives on Our Future. The New England Journal of Medicine, 381. [About physicians getting involved in assessing planetary health and its impacts on people.]


Ellis, N and Cunsolo, A (2018). Ecological Grief as a Mental Health Response to Climate Change-related Loss. Nature Climate Change, 8:275–281.


Ellis, N and Cunsolo, A (2018).  Hope and Mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief. The Conversation.


Engler, J, Abson, D and von Wehrden, H (2021). The Coronavirus Pandemic as an Analogy for Future Sustainability Challenges. Sustainability Science, 16.


Engstrom, S (2019). Recognising the Role Eco-grief Plays in Responding to Environmental Degradation. Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis, 1(1).


Estok, S. (2020). At the Bottom of the Barrel: A Response to the Recent World Scientists’ Warnings. Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 1(1).


Fagan, M (2017). Who’s Afraid of the Ecological Apocalypse? Climate Change and the Production of the Ethical Subject. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 19(2).


Feinberg, M and Willer, R (2011). Apocalypse Soon? Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming by Contradicting Just-World Beliefs. Psychological Science, 22(1).


Fergnani, A (2019). Scenario Archetypes of the Futures of Capitalism: The Conflict Between the Psychological Attachment to Capitalism and the Prospect of its Dissolution. Futures, 105.


Fisher, S (2019). Can We Identify the Tipping Points for Transformative Climate Action? Climate-KIC, June 20.


Fiskio, J (2012). Apocalypse and Ecotopia: Narratives in Global Climate Change Discourse. Race, Gender & Class, 19(1-2).


Flynn, C, Yamasumi, E, Fisher, S, Snow, D, Grant, Z, Kirby, M, Browning, P, Rommerskirchen, M and Russell, I (2021). People’s Climate Vote. United Nations Development Programme. [The Peoples' Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted.]


Foote, S (2020). The Sense of Place at the End of the World. Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 1(1).


Foss, N (2013). The World According to The Automatic Earth – A 2013 Primer Guide. The Automatic Earth, Feb. 4. [Links to many articles explaining pathologies and vulnerabilities in our finance systems.]


Foss, N (2015). The Boundaries and Future of Solution Space. The Automatic Earth, Aug. 20. 


Fritze, J, Blashki, G, Burke, S and Wiseman, J (2008). Hope, Despair and Transformation: Climate Change and the Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2(13). https://10.1186/1752-4458-2-13


Gardner, C and Wordley, C (2019). Scientists Must Act on Our Own Warnings to Humanity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3.


Garrett, B (2020). Doomsday Preppers and the Architecture of Dread. Geoforum, 127.


Gifford, R (2011). The Dragons of Inaction: Psychological Barriers That Limit Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. American Psychologist, 66(4).


Glavovic, B, Smith, T and White, I (2021). The Tragedy of Climate Change Science. Climate and Development, .


Global Witness (2021). Last Line of Defense: The Industries Causing the Climate Crisis and Attacks Against Land and Environmental Defense.


Good Grief Network (2020). Resources. [Links to many relevant articles]


Gordon, T, Radford, A and Simpson, S (2019). Grieving Environmental Scientists Need Support. Science, 366(6462).


Gustafson, A, Leiserowitz, A and Maibach, E (2019). Americans are Increasingly “Alarmed” About Global Warming. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Hafedorn, G et al., (2019). The Concerns of the Young Protesters are Justified: A Statement By Scientists for Future Concerning the Protests for More Climate Protection. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28(2). [Includes a useful list of 24 facts that concisely outline the trends and crisis of this century.]


Harmoinen, S, Koivu, K and Paasky, L (2020). University Students’ Readiness for Social Activity in Climate Actions. Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 11(1).


Head, L and Harada, T (2017). Keeping the Heart a Long Way from the Brain: The Emotional Labour of Climate Scientists. Emotion, Space and Society, 24: 34-41.


Hendersson, H and Wamsler, C (2020). New Stories for a More Conscious, Sustainable Society: Claiming Authorship of the Climate Story. Climatic Change, 158.


Hickman, C (2019). What Psychotherapy Can Do for the Climate and Biodiversity Crises. The Conversation, June 7.


Hickman, C, Markes, E, Pihkala, P, Clayton, S, Lewandowski, E, Mayall, E, Wray, B, Mellor, C and van Susteren, L (2021). Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon. The Lancet, .


Hjerpe, M and Linner, B (2009). Utopian and Dystopian Thought in Climate Change Science and Policy. Futures, 41(4): 234-245.


Hoggett, P and Randall, R (2018). Engaging with Climate Change: Comparing the Cultures of Science and Activism. Environmental Values, 27(3).


Humboldt State University (2017). Helping Students Through ‘Eco-Grief’. Humboldt State Now, Nov. 2.


Jamail, D and Cecil, B (2019). Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse. Resilience, March 5.


Jaques, C, Islar, M and Lord, G (2019). Post-Truth: Hegemony on Social Media and Implications for Sustainability Communication. Sustainability, 11(7).


Jessani, Z and Harris, P (2018). Personality, Politics, and Denial: Tolerance of Ambiguity, Political Orientation and Disbelief in Climate Change. Personality and Individual Differences, 131.


Johnson, T (2018). Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places. Penguin Random House.


Kieft, J and Bendell, J (2021). The Responsibility of Communicating Difficult Truths About Climate Influenced Societal Disruption and Collapse: An Introduction to Psychological Research. Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) Occasional Papers Volume 7. University of Cumbria.


Klein, N (2014). The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External. The Nation.


Konrath, S, O’Brien, E and Hsing, C (2010). Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 15(2): 180-198.


Kurz, T, Gardner, B, Verplanken, B, Abraham, C (2015). Habitual Behaviors or Patterns of Practice? Explaining and Changing Repetitive Climate-relevant Actions. WIREs Climate Change, 6:113-128.


Leiserowitz, A (2006). Climate Change Risk Perception and Policy Preferences: The Role of Affect, Imagery, and Values. Climatic Change, 77: 45-72.


Leiserowitz, A, Maibach, E, Rosenthal, S, Kotcher, J, Bergquist, P, Gustafson, A. Ballew, M, and Goldberg, M (2019). Climate Activism: Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Leiserowitz, A, Maibach, E, Rosenthal, S, Kotcher, J, Carman, J, Neyens, L, Marlon, J, Lacroix, K and Goldberg, M (2021). Dramatic Increase in Public Beliefs and Worries About Climate Change. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Leiserowitz, A, Marlon, J, Wang, X, Bergquist, P, Goldberg, M, Kotcher, J, Maibach, E and Rosenthal, S (2020). Global Warming’s Six Americas in 2020. Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Lertzman, R (2019). How to Turn Climate Anxiety into Action. TED Talks, Dec.


Levy, N (2020). Climate Change: How Do I Cope with our Planet’s Inevitable Decline? The Conversation, Feb. 27.


Lipschutz, R (2018). Eco-utopia or Eco-catastrophe? Re-imagining California as an Ecological Utopia. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6.


Lowe, T, Brown, K, Dessai, S, de França Doria, M, Haynes, K and Vincent, K (2006). Does Tomorrow Ever Come? Disaster Narrative and Public Perceptions of Climate Change. Public Understanding of Science, 15(4).


Luna, E and Mearman, A (2020). Learning to Rebel. Sustainable Earth, 3(4). [Scholarly assessment focused on a young activist’s perspective.]


Malt, B (2019). Educating Students on the Psychology of Sustainability. Psychological Science, Mar. 29.


Mann, C (2018). The Worst Effects of Climate Change May Not be Felt for Centuries. So How Should We Think About it Now? Ideas.Ted.Com.


Manning, C (2009). Psychology of Sustainable Behavior. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Marks, E et al., (2021). Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon. The Lancet, . [Brutal data.]


Martin, M and Islar, M (2021). The ‘End of the World’ vs. the ‘End of the Month’: Understanding Social Resistance to Sustainability Transition Agendas, a Lesson from the Yellow Vests in France. Sustainability Science, 16.


Maxwell, R and Miller, T (2015). The Propaganda Machine Behind the Controversy Over Climate Science: Can You Spot the Lie in This Title? American Behavioral Scientist, 60(3).


Mazutis, D and Eckardt, A (2017). Sleepwalking into Catastrophe: Cognitive Biases and Corporate Climate Change Inertia. California Management Review, 59(3).


Medovoi, L (2010). Sustainability as Disavowal.  Periscope Blog, in Social Text.


Methman, C and Rothe, D (2012). Politics for the Day After Tomorrow: The Logic of Apocalypse in Global Climate Politics. Security Dialogue, 43(4).


Meyer, K, Coren, E, McCaffrey, M and Slean, C (2020). Transforming the Stories We Tell About Climate Change: From ‘Issue’ to ‘Action.’ Environmental Research Letters, 16(1).


Miles-Novelo, A and Anderson, C (2019). Climate Change and Psychology: Effects of Rapid Global Warming on Violence and Aggression.  Current Climate Change Reports, 5(1): 36-46.


Moore, M and Milkoreit, M (2020). Imagination and Transformations to Sustainable and Just Futures. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1).


Myers, T, Nisbet, M, Maibach, E and Leiserowitz, A (2012). A Public Health Frame Arouses Hopeful Emotions about Climate Change. Climatic Change, 113(3-4): 1105-1112.


Nelson, M (2011). To a Future Without Hope, in Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. Trinity University Press.


Nelson, M and Vucetich, J (2009). On Advocacy by Environmental Scientists: What, Whether, Why, and How. Conservation Biology, 23(5): 1090-1101.


Nishimura, N, Inoue, N, Masuhara, H and Musha, T (2020). Impact of Future Design on Workshop Participants’ Time Preferences. Sustainability, 12(18).


Ojala, M, Cunsolo, A, Ogunbode, C and Middleton, J (2021). Anxiety, Worry, and Grief in a Time of Environmental and Climate Crisis: A Narrative Review. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46.


O’Neill, S and Nicholson-Cole, S (2009). “Fear Won’t Do It”: Promoting Positive Engagement with Climate Change Through Visual and Iconic Representations. Science Communications, 30(3).


Otto, I et al., (2020). Social Tipping Dynamics for Stabilizing Earth’s Climate by 2050. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(5).


Padhy, S, Sarkar, S, Panigrahi, M and Paul, S (2015). Mental Health Effects of Climate Change. Indian Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, 19(1): 3-7.


Palm, R, Bolsen, T and Kingsland, J (2020). ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’: Resistance to Climate Change Messages Suggesting Behavior Changes. Weather, Climate, and Society, 12(4).


Poffenroth, M (2021). Fear Appeal in Climate Change Communication: Analysis of The Economist Magazine Covers.  Academia Letters, 634.


Psychology for a Safe Climate (2020). Emotional Awareness and Support to Those Facing the Climate Crisis. [Web site of an Australian organization, with resources.]


Pulido, S (2020). On the Side of Facts. Columbia Journalism Review, March 18.


Quinn, D (1997). The Little Engine That Couldn't: How We're Preparing Ourselves and Our Children for Extinction. Address delivered at the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education, Vancouver BC.


Randall, R (2019). Climate, Psychology, Conversation: The Unconscious Dynamics of How We Talk About Climate Change. Cambridge Climate Lecture Series, March 7.


Randle, M and Eckersley, R (2015). Public Perceptions of Future Threats to Humanity and Different Societal Responses: A Cross-national Study. Futures, 72.


Raworth, K (2015). Why Degrowth Has Out-grown its Own Name. Oxfam Blog, Dec. 1.


Ray, S (2020). A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet. University of California Press. or


Reser, J and Swim, J (2011). Adapting To and Coping with the Threat and Impacts of Climate Change. American Psychologist, 66(4).


Russel, D and Hopkins, J (2020). Disasters are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Center for Public Integrity.


Saijo, T (2020). Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations. Sustainability, 12.


Schiermeier, Q, Atkinson, K, Rodriguez Mega, E, Padma, T, Stoye, E, Tollefson, J and Witze, A (2019). Scientists Worldwide Join Strikes for Climate Change. Nature, 573.


Schneider, C, Zaval, L and Markowitz, E (2021). Positive Emotions and Climate Change. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42.


Sharpe, S and Lenton, T (2021). Upward-scaling Tipping Cascades to Meet Climate Goals: Plausible Grounds for Hope. Climate Policy, 21(4).


Simmons,D (2016). Sad About Climate Change? There's a Support Group for That. Yale Climate Connections.


Slovic, S (2020). The Language of Warning: The World Scientists’ Efforts to Communicate and the Challenge of Poignancy. Eocene, 1(1).


Smith, N and Leiserowitz, A (2014). The Role of Emotion in Global Warming Policy Support and Opposition. Risk Analysis, 34(5).


Solnit, R (2010). A Paradise Built in Hell. Penguin.


Somerville, R (2013). Is Learning About Climate Change Like Having a Colonoscopy? Earth’s Future, 2(2).


Stokols, D, Misra, S, Runnerstrom, M and Hipp, A (2018). Psychology in an Age of Ecological Crisis: From Personal Angst to Collective Action. American Psychologist, 64(3).


Stokstad, E (2019). Can a Dire Ecological Warning Lead to Action? Science, 364(6440).


Szerszynski, B. (2020). The Watchman’s Part: Earth Time, Human Time, and the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 1(1).


Tabas, B (2021). Outer Space, Expansive Sustainable Development, and the Future of the Environmental Humanities. HAL Archives-Ouvertes.


Taft-Morales, H (2012). Apocalyptic Environmentalism. Baltimore Ethical Society. [Audio of a presentation]


Taylor, B. (2020). Apocalypse Then, Now — and Future? Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 1(1).


Thigpen, C and Tyson, A (2021). On Social Media, Gen Z and Millennial Adults Interact More with Climate Change Content than Older Generations. Pew Research Center.


Thogersen, J (2021). Consumer Behavior and Climate Change: Consumers Need Considerable Assistance. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42.


Thompson, A. (2010). Radical Hope for Living Well in a Warmer World. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 23.


Tollefson, J (2021). Top Climate Scientists are Sceptical that Nations Will Rein in Global Warming. Nature, 599.


Treen, K, Williams, H and O’Neill, S (2020). Online Misinformation About Climate Change. WIREs Climate Change, 11(5).


Tyson, A, Kennedy, B and Funk, C (2021). Gen Z, Millennials Stand Out for Climate Change Activism, Social Media Engagement with Issue. Pew Research Center, May 26. [Report based on survey data.]


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2020). Communicating the Complexity of Displacement in a Changing Climate.


Ursano, R, Morganstein, J and Cooper, R (2017). Resource Document on Mental Health and Climate Change. American Psychiatric Association.


U.S. Global Change Research Program (2016).  Mental Health and Well Being, in Crimmins, A, Balbus, J, Gamble, J, Beard, C, Bell, J, Dodgen, D, Eisen, R, Fann, N, Hawkins, M, Herring, S, Jantarasami, L, Mills, D, Saha, S, Sarofim, M, Trtanj, J and Ziska, L [Eds.], Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.


Van Boven, L and Sherman, D (2021). Elite Influence On Public Attitudes About Climate Policy. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42.


Van der Linden, S (2015). The Social-psychological Determinants of Climate Change Risk Perceptions: Towards a Comprehensive Model. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41.


Van Putten, M (2005). Rebuilding a Mainstream Consensus for Environmentalism. Bioscience, 55(6).[0468:RAMCFE]2.0.CO;2


Verlie, B (2019). The Terror of Climate Change is Transforming Young People’s Identity. The Conversation, March 14.


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Weintrobe, S (2010). Engaging with Climate Change Means Engaging with Our Human Nature. Ecopsychology, 2(2).


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World Economic Forum (2021). Pandemials: Youth in an Age of Lost Opportunity, in The Global Risks Report 2021.


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Journalism and Personal Takes


Adams, E (2021). Willing to Sacrifice? Hell Yes! Transition Lopez, April 30.


Albeck-Ripka, L (2017). Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village. New York Times, Nov. 25, 2017. 


The Alternative UK (2021). Gen Z Considers its Career Prospects. They're Increasingly Concluding Only Climate-oriented Jobs are Really Worth it.


Anderson, M (2019). How to Talk to Your Parents About Climate Change. Sightline, Feb. 26.


Andrews, E (2017). Climate Anxiety Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life. Here’s How to Manage It..Grist, Sept. 5.


Andrews, E (2019a). Let’s Say I Wanted to Escape Climate Change. Where Should I Go? Grist, Jan. 30.


Andrews, E (2019b). 4 Corrections for Jonathan Franzen and Other Climate Cowards. Grist, Sept. 10.


Andrews, N (2018). Conflicted About Emotions: Ecological Grief, Love and Truth. Green House Think Tank.


Andrews, E (2021). Humans are Adaptable. But Can We Handle the Climate Crisis? Grist, July 29.


Andrews, E (2022). Interest in Civil Disobedience has Reached a Mini Climate Tipping Point. Grist, Jan. 26.


Aronoff, K (2018). Your Carbon Footprint Doesn’t Matter (Unless You’re Michael Bloomberg). In These Times, Jan. 30.


Ashgar, R (2020). The World’s Getting Better. Here’s Why Your Brain Can’t Believe It. Forbes,


Atkinson, J (2018). Addressing Climate Grief Makes You a Badass, Not a Snowflake. High Country News.


Atkinson, J (2020). Facing It. [Podcasts about climate grief.]


Bad News (2021). [A game that shows you how to get sucked into and propagate misinformation.]


Bajaj, P (2019). Scientific Reticence is a Serious Threat When it Comes to Climate Change. Down to Earth, Aug. 16.


Basu, G (2020). Want to Prevent the Next Pandemic? This Doctor is Prescribing Climate Action..Grist, May 12.


Batchelder, M (2019). A Letter to 5B: The World is Changing – How About Us? Cumbria Development Education Centre.


Begley, C (2019). I Study Collapsed Civilizations. Here’s My Advice for a Climate Change Apocalypse. Lexington Herald Leader, Sept. 23.


Bendell, J (2018). Leadership Beyond Denial of Our Climate Tragedy. Poetics of Leadership Conference, University of Cambria.


Bendell, J (2019a). The Love in Deep Adaptation – A Philosophy for the Forum. Jem, March 17.


Bendell, J (2019b). Fourteen Recommendations on Living Beyond Collapse-Denial. Jem, April 12.


Bendell, J (2019c). Don’t Police our Emotions – Climate Despair is Inviting People Back to Life. Jem, July 12.


Benson, T (2019). You Are Not Safe: My Life Under the Existential Dread of Climate Change. Inverse, Sept. 26. [Featuring an interview with Dr. Jennifer Atkinson of UWB]


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Bernstein, J (2018). Living in a Post-Material World. The Breakthrough Institute.


Berry, E (2020). Here in Fire-stricken Oregon, an Old Way of Life is Gone. The Guardian, Sept. 16.


Biggers, J (2020). We Need a New Climate Narrative: Not a Dystopian Movie, But a Vision of Hope, Change and Empowerment. Salon, Sept. 16.


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Boehmann, A (2021). The Case for Going to War Against Climate Change – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Climate Action Australia, Dec. 25.


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Brorby, T (2019). The Disabled Planet. Reslience.Org, July 7. 


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Carville, O (2018). The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan.  Blooomberg, Sept. 5.


Carville, O (2020). ‘We Needed to Go’: Rich Americans Activate Pandemic Escape Plans. Bloomberg, April 19.


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Chamberlin, S (2019). Humanity – Not Just a Virus With Shoes. Optimism, Aug. 6.


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Cohen, S (2020). Sustainability Culture and Rebuilding Consensus on Environmental Policy. State of the Planet, Oct. 12. Columbia University.


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Crist, M (2019). Down to Earth: Why is the Story of Climate Catastrophe So Hard to Tell? New Republic, April 9.


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Davies, W (2018). How Feelings Took Over the World. The Guardian, Sept. 8. [Populist turbulence, viral panics, experts under attack: instinct and emotions have overtaken facts and reason…]


Dear Tomorrow (2019).


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Fossil Fuel (2021). Youth Call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty: Coal, Oil, and Gas are Our Generation’s Weapons of Mass Destruction. [Can sign on to a letter calling for immediate phasing out of fossil fuels.]


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Franzen, J (2019). What If We Stopped Pretending? The New Yorker, Sept. 8.


Freedland, J (2021). Are You in Denial? Because it’s Not Just Anti-vaxxers and Climate Sceptics. The Guardian, Aug. 13.


French, A (2021). Is It Okay to Get Pregnant When the World Is on Fire? A Conversation with Meehan Crist. Fatherly, April 22.


Funes, Y (2019). The Teens Are Pissed and Freaked the Hell Out. Gizmodo, Sept. 16.


Gaines, J (2021). How to Handle Climate Anxiety. Knowable Magazine, Sept. 29.


Gajewska, K (2020a). So You Want to Leave it All and Create a Community? Resilience, July 8.


Gajewska, K (2020b). The Cultural Preparation for Crisis. Resilience, July 16.


Gallagher, K (2021). News from the Future Imagines Iconic Landmarks After a Climate Apocalypse. Inhabitat, March 5.


Gammon, K (2019). What Will Our World Look Like in 2050? USC Trojan Family, Autumn.


Garza, E (2019). Awakening to the Traumacene. Age of Awareness,, May 29.


Gergis, J (2019). The Terrible Truth of Climate Change. The Monthly, Aug.


Gergis, J (2020). The Great Unravelling: 'I Never Thought I’d Live to See the Horror of Planetary Collapse'. The Guardian, Oct. 14.


Gesturing Toward Decolonial Futures (2020). With/Out Modernity Cards. [A deck of cards, with instructions, that offer “questions and invitations related to affective and relational work “within” and “gesturing out of” (with/out) modernity.”]


Gilbert, A (2021). Climate Change, Racism and Social Justice Concerns Affecting Gen Z's Physical and Mental Health. USA Today, April 22.


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Gillespie, C (2019). How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change — & Why You Have To. She Knows, Nov. 12.


Gleick, P (2019). Climate Change and the Titanic. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Aug. 23. [Snarky but fitting comparison between our response to climate science and the fate of the Titanic.]


Goodchild van Hilten, L (2019).  How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change (and Have Fun, Too). Yes! Magazine, March 7.


Goodell, J (2021a). Our Summer from Hell. Rolling Stone, Sept. 3.


Goodell, J (2021b). Ten Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change. Rolling Stone, Nov. 3.


Gordon, E (2019). Learning to Live in Apocalyptic Times: How Climate Despair Can Save (or Destroy) the World. The Liberty Project, July 13.


Gottlieb, R (2019). Before Healing, We Need Connection. Tikkun, April 29.


Graugaard, J (2019). “The Conversation We Need to Have with our Children About Climate Change”. Refiguring.


Green, E (2021). A World Without Children. The Atlantic, Sept. 20.


Greer, J (2018). The Flight from Nature. Ecosophia, Dec. 19.


Groff, L (2020). Waiting for the End of the World. Harpers Magazine, Feb. 26.


Hallam, R (2019). Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.


Hansman, H (2019). The 4 Stages of Climate Grief. Outside, Nov. 8. 


Harman, G (2014). Your Brain on Climate Change: Why the Threat Produces Apathy, Not Action. The Guardian, Nov. 10.


Hayhoe, K (2021). Why You Should Talk About Climate Change Right Now. Gizmodo, Oct. 12.


Healy, M (2019). College, Climate Change, and Preparing our Kids for the Worst Case Scenario. Salon, March 30.


Hedges, C (2019). The Last Act of the Human Comedy. TruthDig, Sept. 2.


Heglar, M (2019a). Climate Change Isn’t the First Existential Threat. Zora, Feb. 18.


Heglar, M (2019b). Home is Always Worth It. Medium, Sept. 12.


Heglar, M (2020). We Can't Solve Climate Change Without You. Yes, You! Wired, April 1. [Good one in terms of enrolling people into collective action.]


Hersher, R (2021). Enough with the Climate Jargon: Scientists Aim for Clearer Messages On Global Warming. NPR, Sept. 8.


Hesse, M (2019). Greta Thunberg Weaponized Shame in an Era of Shamelessness. The Washington Post, Sept. 25.


Hewett, F (2021). Media Coverage of Climate Change Is Improving. But That Alone Won't Stamp Out Disinformation. WBUR Cognoscenti, July 2.


Hine, D (2018). Extending the Glide: An Interview with Jem Bendell. The Dark Mountain Project.


Hirji, Z (2019). These Scientists Are Radically Changing How They Live To Cope With Climate Change. Buzz Feed News, April 23.


Hiser, K (2020). Field Notes: Teaching Climate Change in Higher Education. Medium, Feb. 4.


Hoffman, M (2021). 2020 was a Terrible Year for Climate Disasters, But There are Reasons for Hope in 2021. The Conversation, Jan. 5.


Hollo, T (2019).  As the Climate Collapses, We Can Either Stand Together – Or Perish Alone. The Guardian, Oct. 3.


Hollo, T (2020). There’s No Time Left Not to Do Everything. Arena, Sept. 15.


Hotz, R (2021). Action on Climate Change Is Urged by Medical Journals in Unprecedented Plea. The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 6.


Hsu, H (2020). The Search for New Words to Make us Care About the Climate Crisis. New Yorker, Feb. 21.


Hundal, S (2018). Why are We Mostly Ignoring the Climate Crisis? The Message is Wrong. Open Democracy, Oc.t 15.


Hunter, J (2020). The 'Climate Doomers' Preparing for Society to Fall Apart. BBC News, March 16.


Huntley, R (2020). Stop Making Sense: Why it's Time to Get Emotional About Climate Change. The Guardian, July 4.


Huxley, J (2019). Notes on Deep Adaptation & Radical Resilience. St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.


Hyland, V (2019). If Climate Change Doesn't Kill Me, My Anxiety About It Will. Elle, June 6.


Illing, S (2016). Is Civilization Good for Us? Sebastian Junger on the Dangers of Social Fragmentation.  Vox.


Is This How You Feel? (2019). (A site where people share their feelings on climate change)


Israel, J (2019). Sustainability Expert Michael Mobbs: I’m Leaving the City to Prep for the Apocalypse. The Guardian, Sept. 28.


Jack, I (2021). The Climate Crisis Has Made the Idea of a Better Future Impossible to Imagine. The Guardian, Sept. 25.


Jamail, D (2019). Climate Crisis Forces Us to Ask: To What Do We Devote Ourselves? Truthout, May 6.


Jensen, D (2006). Beyond Hope. Orion Magazine.


Jensen, D (2017). Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change. Orion Magazine, July.


Johnsson, K (2019). Using the Trauma Model to Work with Climate Anxiety and Despair. Kristy Johnsson Blog.


Jones, S (2019). When It Comes to the Future, Hope Is All There Is. New York Magazine, Sept. 10. [Response to Franzen’s fatalistic essay]


Joshi, K (2020). Australia Burned Under a Haze of Misinformation Earlier This Year. The U.S. Is Next..Gizmodo, Sept. 12.


Joubert, L (2019). End-of-life Anxiety and Finding Meaning in a Collapsing Climate. Our Burning Planet, Nov. 20. [A climate activist discusses her need for psychotherapy]


Kahn, B (2019a). 'I Am Afraid': A First-Ever Poll Shows How Worried Greenlanders Are About Climate Change. Gizmodo, Aug. 13.


Kahn, B (2019b). Ban Rich White Guys from Writing Their Thoughts About Climate Change. Gizmodo, Sept. 9. [Critique of fatalist perspective in Franzen article]


Kahn, B (2021a). Jeff Bezos Got as Much Morning Show Coverage in a Day as Climate Change Got All Last Year. Gizmodo, July 21.


Khan, B (2021b). The Banality of Apocalypse. Gizmodo, Aug. 24.


Kahn, B (2021c). The Kids Are Not Alright. Gizmodo, Sept. 14.


Kalmus, P (2018). The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief. Yes! Magazine, Aug.9.


Karatasli, S (2020). Collective Action: The Ultimate Vaccine. Great Transitions Forum.


Kaufmann, R (2019). Abandon All Hope: Moving Toward an Existentialist Environmentalism. Resilience, July 5.


Keating, J (2021). An Astonishing True Story of Family Tragedy in a Utopian Community. Slate, Aug. 23.


Kelly, A (2020). Young Voters are Increasingly Concerned with Climate Change, Survey Shows. The Hill.


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Kim, T (2020). Panic Time. Columbia Journalism Review.


Kingsnorth, P (2019). Life Versus the Machine. Orion, March.


Klein, E (2021). It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn. The New York Times, July 15.


Klein, N (2014). The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External. The Nation.


Knights, S (2020). ‘We Either Have to Win or Fail Trying’: The Climate Activists of 2020., Dec. 28.


Knorr, W (2019). Time for Acceptance: The Climate Crisis Demands New Ways of Thinking – Scientists Should be First to Admit Failure and Move On. IFLAS - Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria. Sept. 19.


Kolbert, E (2014). Rethinking How We Think About Climate Change. Audubon Magazine, Sept-Oct.


Korowicz, D (2014). Anger & Complicity in a Time of Limits. The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, March 24. [With a worthy comment counterpoint immediately following.]


Kumar, S (2020). Protest, Protect, Build. Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine, Nov/Dec.


Lashbrook, A (2021). ‘No Point in Anything Else’: Gen Z Members Flock to Climate Careers. The Guardian, Sept. 6.


Lawrence, E and Aspegren, E (2019). From Not Having Kids to Battling Anxiety: Climate Change is Shaping Life Choices and Affecting Mental Health. USA Today, Aug. 14.


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Lent, J (2019). What Will You Say to Your Grandchildren? Resilience, April 8.


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Levitz, E (2019). Jonathan Franzen’s Climate Pessimism Is Justified. His Fatalism Is Not. New York Magazine, Sept. 10.


Levy, N (2020). Climate Change: How Do I Cope with our Planet’s Inevitable Decline? The Conversation, Feb. 27.


Litfin, K and Donaldson, J (2017). Ecovillages — A Leading Edge for Sustainability. Peak Moment Television, Feb. 9. [Video about a UW professor’s insights from her evaluation of the commonalities and potentials of ecovillages around the world. Interviewed by a Whidbey Island native.]


Lockett, C (2022). Why it’s Grim, But Unsurprising, That the U.S. Capitol Attack Looked Like it Was Out of a ‘Zombie Movie’. The Conversation, Jan. 4.


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Macy, J (2016). Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next. Films for Action, May 27.


Madhusoodanan, J (2021). Top US Scientist on Melting Glaciers: ‘I’ve Gone from Being an Ecologist to a Coroner’. The Guardian, July 21.


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Marris, E (2022). The Utility of White-Hot Rage. The Atlantic, Jan. 25.


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Marvel, K (2020). I Am a Mad Scientist. Drilled News, April 20.


McCartney, C (2021). Caught In a Rut?: How to Stop Resisting Change and Establish Systemic “Alternatives”? Radical Ecological Democracy, Nov. 17.


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McKibben, B (2019b). The Climate Movement: What’s Next? Post Carbon Institute, July 9.


McKibben, B (2021). Climate Activists are Being Killed for Trying to Save Our Planet. There is a Way to Help. The Guardian, Sept. 13.


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Meredith, S (2020). ‘This is a Yes-we-can Moment’: What the Coronavirus Response Means for Climate Action. CNBC, March 20.


Meyer, R (2021). A New Estimate of the 'Most Effective' Way to Fight Climate Change. The Atlantic, Dec. 15.


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Miller, T and Myhre, S (2021). Embodying Climate Grief, a Conversation with Climate Activists Dr. Sarah Myhre and Teresa K. Miller. Resilience, Sept. 29.


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Narang, S, McGuire, N and Joshi, H (2019). Three Women on How Climate Change Affects Their Lives, Plus an Expert on How She Fights it Day to Day. The Lily News, Oct. 17.


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Nijhuis, M (2022). To Get Rural Americans Involved in Climate Crisis, See Them for Who They Are. Grist, Jan. 3.


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Pearl, M and Zhao, A (2019). 'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life. Vice, July 11.


Perez, C (2020). The Moment My Poetry Students and I Could No Longer Ignore the Climate Crisis. Lit Hub, Oct. 22.


Peters, A (2019). Meet the Women Deciding Not to Have Kids Because of Climate Change. Fast Company, March 7.


Peters, A (2020). What Would Happen if the World Reacted to Climate Change Like it’s Reacting to the coronavirus? Fast Company, March 10.


Peters, A (2022). Climate Scientists Demand PR Firms Stop Helping Fossil Fuel Companies Cover Up their Impact. Fast Company, Jan. 19.


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Ritchie, H (2021). Stop Telling Kids They’ll Die from Climate Change. Wired, Nov. 1.


Robbins, J (2019). Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash. Mother Jones, Dec. 22.


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