While in Iowa for The Climate Mobilization’s highly successful Climate Emergency Caucus, Ezra Silk and I took some time to reflect on how The Climate Mobilization got started, and the theoretical and moral underpinnings of our efforts. One issue that kept coming up was the Holocaust, which is personally meaningful to both of us.
Ezra and I are rarely in the same room, so this was a great opportunity to talk. We are lucky that Jaw Wilson, dedicated climate mobilizer and videographer, was in Iowa filming.
What a weekend! The People’s Climate March was an absolutely outstanding, beautiful experience, and The Climate Mobilization had a great launch! Here is a brief update on our March activities. We talked with tons of Marchers about the Pledge, gained many allies, and received an exciting, if surprising, amount of press attention!
But since this is The Climate Psychologist, I want to share the psychological, social movement strategy talk I gave on Saturday night.
I gave this approximately hour long talk “Presenting the Climate Mobilization– a Plan to Save Civilization” to a about 50 people at the William Alanson White Institute in Manhattan– the psychoanalytic institute where I worked last year as an intern. The talk, is divided into 5 parts due to camera limitations. Watching it (the first climate video I have been in) I am basically pleased. It conveys my ideas of psychology and the climate well, I think. I also see room for improvement in my public speaking, (But there is always room for improvement!)…. enjoy and let me know what you think 🙂
Many thanks to Dani Zaviceanu for filming, and to the White Institute for the meeting space!