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Social Movements – The Climate Psychologist
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The Climate Psychologist

Social Movements

Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: A New Strategy for the Climate Movement


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Allies! I am very pleased to share my new paper with you. Available as an Illustrated PDF or Text Only– below What Leaders of the Climate Movement are saying about “Leading the Public into Emergency Mode” With unique skills as…

Introducing the Emergency Climate Movement


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I am very pleased that my article, The Emergency Climate Movement has been shared on EcoWatch more than 600 times. I am working to get it posted on other blogs, too, so why not start with The Climate Psychologist 🙂…

Mobilize Iowa: The Climate Mobilization Enters Presidential Politics


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The Climate Mobilization is ready to enter presidential politics, and bring the need for a WWII-scale Climate Mobilization into the national conversation. Ed Fallon, a former 14-year Iowa state legislator, veteran organizer, talk radio host, and accomplished climate activist, has…

Props for Denial Intervention!


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We’re facing a global emergency, but the great majority of Americans are acting as though everything is fine. The Climate Mobilization is creating tools and props to help each of us intervene in the trance of collective denial in our…

Living in Climate Truth: Updated


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Updates Living in Climate Truth is, I believe,  the most widely read article I have written. Originally published on Alternet, it was viewed more than 10,000 times and received more than 1,400 shares on Facebook, and was featured on EcoBuddhism. It…

Fred Branfman: Remembering an Ally


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Fred Branfman, a lifelong activist and dedicated Climate Mobilizer, died two weeks ago of ALS. May he rest in peace. During the Vietnam War Fred exposed the US bombing campaign in Laos, making every attempt to stop the assault on…

We Marched Together in Climate Truth, Together: Now We Mobilize


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Attending the People’s Climate March was exhilarating for many reasons. In the coming months, we must not let the feeling dissipate, as media attention languishes, and the memory of the march slips away. The question is how. I was there…

Climate Mobilization Presentation: Saturday


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This Saturday, the night before the People’s Climate March, the Climate Mobilization will be having our first public meeting. I will be giving a presentation, Ezra Silk and Ryan Brill, the other cofounders, will also speak. Then we will have…

Rising to the Challenge of Our Time, Together: Introducing the Pledge to Mobilize


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Below is Rising to the Challenge of Our Time, Together–the strategy document for  The Climate Mobilization. (Or read it as a PDF) It was written by myself and Ezra Silk, with help from several allies especially Phillip Sutton, who basically wrote the appendix.…

Demands for the People’s Climate March and Beyond: Introducing the Pledge To Mobilize


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A Movement and a March: Full of Possibilities The People’s Climate March September 21st will likely be the largest march for climate action that has ever taken place. We should be grateful to the organizers and sponsoring organizations for putting so much…

Impressive self-reflection from a young climate activist


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I just read the article  “A Young Climate Activist Reflects on Lessons Learned” by Chloe Maxmin, the student leader of Divest Harvard, and I am so impressed! Chloe clearly thinks deeply about herself and her activism. My favorite of her…

Yale Poll: Millions of Americans Would Take a Climate Pledge!


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Ever wonder: “Who would sign the Pledge to Mobilize? Could such an idea ever get mainstream traction?” This is a crucial question, that Yale’s Climate Change Communication team has helped answer! Their just-released poll shows that: “Millions of registered voters* would sign…

“Launch The Climate Mobilization” Fundraiser (and slideshow!)


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Allies-I have exciting news. The Climate Mobilization is very close to launch. Only one hurdle stands in our way from having TCM website built and beginning to spread the Pledge to Mobilize: we need to raise approximately $20,000 to pay…

Terror, Hatred, Despair, and Hope Must Co-Exist: Reflections on a Discussion with Believers in Near Term Human Extinction


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Something remarkable happened a few days ago in the Facebook Group “Global Warming Fact of the Day,” (GWFoTD) something that I think there is much to learn from, especially regarding the emotional and psychological elements of climate change. Summary of…

Think Before You Act(ivism)


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An important goal of many therapies is for the patient to develop the capacity to reflect before acting. This may sound easy, but when people are overwhelmed by emotional distress, to act is a natural response. The key, then, is…


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