A Talking Cure for Climate-based Depression? It Worked for Renee Lertzman

A Talking Cure for Climate-based Depression? It Worked for Renee Lertzman

Can conversations save us from climate change? Maybe. Grist writer Heather Smith had been reporting on climate change for years, and of all the people she had interviewed, she had never come across the blending of psychology and climate change communications that I had been creating.

In an interview, Heather and I discuss the topic of inaction on climate change as a psychological issue, and why using shame to try to change people’s behavior doesn’t work. In the end, it’s all about curiosity, compassion, and understanding.

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