Working with these dynamics is just as important as understanding the science, the policy, the technology — every aspect that we think is critical to climate work. Understanding the affective, or the emotional, is equally important.read more
Talking about climate change is harder than it sounds (imagine a game of charades in which you must suddenly convince your friends they’re in imminent, life-threatening danger).read more
Workers are laying down their tools across the Canadian oilpatch as the price slump draws on. Alberta had a net loss of nearly 20,000 jobs in 2015, with skilled workers being laid off and little hope in sight. The reaction, then, to talks of climate action has been often hostile, with people fearing more economic damage from carbon pricing or other new environmental regulation.read more
Energy efficiency programs continue to set increasingly ambitious savings targets. But the tactics taken to hit those targets are slow to evolve, and more often than not, programs are falling short.read more
If climate change makes you feel anxious, depressed or powerless, psychologists say you’re not alone. Can talking it out help drive change?read more
If you are engaged in any way with sustainability, ecological health, climate change and energy transitions, restoration and protection, chances are you have danced with this question:
Do we have hope?
As our awareness rises – whether through a hard-hitting environmental program or documentary, or simply listening and hearing about the litany of declines and threats facing our webs of life – it is almost impossible not to have this question.read more