Climate Hope: Turning Angst into Action
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of the future if humanity fails to act. Yet research shows that doom-and-gloom rarely motivates people to action. Instead it results in fear, anxiety, and depression. In this very special holiday addition of Climate Science on Tap, we’ll focus on a hopeful and empowering message. Our expert panel will discuss coping with environmental angst and anxiety, communicating ‘Earth Optimism’, and highlighting actions that will make a difference, from personal choices to the voting booth. Join us for insightful presentations and an inspiring Q&A that may just leave you feeling a bit more optimistic about the future.
- Jennifer Atkinson, UW Bothell, Environmental Studies
- Helene Costa, Cascadia Climate Action
- Meade Krosby, UW Climate Impacts Group
- Sarah Myhre, UW Oceanography
Moderator: P Sean McDonald, UW Program on the Environment & UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Organized with the support and collaboration of:
Videography and Poster Design – Tyler Ung
Logistical & Planning Support – Ellen Jesse, Ericka Berg, Liepa Braciulyte, Anna Ellermeier, and Lola Behrens; and Interns from UW Program on the Environment: Eden Cypher, Gabriella Chilczuk, Jon Doyle, and Pooja Kumar.
Thanks to all!
*Note: Organizational affiliations provided for identification only.