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Human Climate Movement – The Climate Psychologist
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The Climate Psychologist

Human Climate Movement

Introducing Team Members! Fred Branfman: “Do Our Children Deserve to Live”


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The best thing about having the blog The Climate Psychologist is all of the allies it has connected me to. Climate change is a global issue, and meeting activists (and thinktavists!) from around the world has been exhilarating and enriching.…

Revised Human Climate Pledge


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Since publishing, “Answering the Question of our Time, Together,”  I have received lots of excellent feedback on  Human Climate Movement strategy, and on the Human Climate Pledge itself. I have revised the Pledge to incorporate this feedback. (And, in a week…

Creating the Human Climate Pledge App (and State of the Blog updates)


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I apologize for my recent pause in posting! (Interrupted only by my recent post about Climate Collaborative’s outstanding video.) My excuse is that I have been focused on creating the foundation for a person-to-person, pledge-based Human Climate Movement. Here is…

State of the Blog Part 2: Ideas!


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In the previous State of the Blog post, I discussed my goals for the Climate Psychologist; my hope that my writing can contribute to building, empowering, organizing, and uniting the Human Climate Movement in order to wake humanity up from…

State of the Blog Part 1: Blog Goals and Strategy


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Intro Several commentators have noted recently that, while I have plenty of critique for 350, Klein, Romm, and the climate cynics who have given up hope, I have not taken aim at fossil fuel companies, climate change denying Congress people,…

Let’s Read Together: A Bridge at the End of the World


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For almost a year, I have been in an intensive climate change book group. Maybe a “study group” is a better word for it. We  read a book a week, about climate change, social movements, denial, US politics, and so…

The Human Climate Movement: What’s in a Name


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I have been using the term “Human Climate Movement” in my writing for several months now. I thought it would be good to clarify why I introduced this term, what it means, and why I think it is valuable strategically.…

Learning about Climate Change is a Revolutionary Act: Top 5 Books to Educate and Empower


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You “know” that climate change exists. But how much do you really know? How current is your information? How deep is your understanding? Because climate change is terrifying, we have the tendency to purposefully not learn more about it, to…

Couple’s Therapy: Tough Love for the Feuding Naomi Klein and Joe Romm


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Reading the recent acrimony between Naomi Klein and Joe Romm reminded me of conducting therapy with couples. Here is the scenario that it reminds me of: A middle-aged married couple is distraught over their young adult son who seems relentlessly…

Let’s Open Source Strategy for the Human Climate Movement


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Humanity is at a crossroads. Will we go over the cliff of climate change? Will we stay asleep at the wheel, becoming the passive victims of floods, droughts, food insecurity, extreme weather, and disease? Or will we wake up to…

Fighting Climate Change is different than Fighting for Civil Rights: Part I, Strategy Analysis and Critique


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Part I: A Psychologically and Technologically Informed Strategic Critique Introduction: The Human Climate Movement draws much of its strategy and tactics from the Civil Rights Movement; they engage in marches, demonstrations, and similar civil disobedience. For example, scientists and citizens…

Fighting Climate Change is Different From Fighting for Civil Rights Part II, Strategy Proposal


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(Return to Part 1: Strategy Analysis and Critique)   Introduction In the previous section, I have delineated the ways in which the Human Climate Movement shares goals with the Civil Rights Movement, but differs in the barriers to those goals,…


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