Climate Hope: Turning Angst into Action

Climate Hope: Turning Angst into Action

When: Monday, December 3, 2018
Where: Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 W Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98119.  Phone: 206 659 4043
Sponsor:  Cascadia Climate 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.

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