NYTGuest Essay: If You’re Anxious About the Climate: Try This

May 1st, 2022 From The New York Times by Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, Executive Director of Climate Emergency Fund On Earth Day, a 50-year-old man from Boulder, Colo., named Wynn Bruce set himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court. Friends and family members told reporters they believed his act was a principled protest in the name of …

You’re Invited to a Climate Emotions Conversation.

Through small group conversations, climate-alarmed individuals can have breakthroughs in the depth of their engagement and commitment. Come share your grief, terror, and other feelings with people who understand. Hear about their experience, which is both unique and universal, and realize that you are not alone. We hold 3 calls per month. You can join …

Ask a Climate Psychologist: Advice Column #1

Dear Climate Psychologist, My partner and I are beginning to have conversations about having kids, but I’m quite pessimistic and extremely worried about our future. Why would I want to bring a child into this world, right now? Imagining the future they would grow up in fills me with terror. When I have tried we’ve …

Self Help for the Climate Emergency–Announcing my book!

My friends– I am excited to tell you that Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth is available online & in stores now. *All proceeds go to Climate Mobilization. There is also an audiobook, which I recorded myself 🙂  Are you feeling increasingly depressed about the future? Terrified? Enraged? Helpless? Facing …

Grieving the Future you Thought you Had: Excerpt of Facing the Climate Emergency

I’ve published an excerpt from my forthcoming book “Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth” on Common Dreams. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 20? Perhaps you plan to be advancing in your career, married, with children or retired, living near the beach, traveling often. Whatever it is—have …

“Transform Yourself with Climate Truth” Kickstarter

Friends; Are you struggling to cope with the climate emergency? Are you terrified or in despair?I wrote a book for you. Transform Yourself with Climate Truth opens a new genre: self-help for the climate emergency. The goal of this book is to help you feel your feelings and turn them into effective, heroic action in …

Climate Truth Featured in New Yorker Article

I am proud to be featured in this New Yorker article. It’s especially great that they shoutout my forthcoming book Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. More re: my book coming very soon! Margaret Klein Salamon, who trained as a clinical psychologist before founding a climate-advocacy organization, takes the opposite view. She doesn’t see fear as …

The Transformative Power of Climate Truth

Thousands of people have read my essay The Transformative Power of Climate Truth through the years, and I have updated it several times. See the most recent iteration, including an analysis of Trump, the breakthroughs in the Climate Emergency Movement, and more. Available on medium here.

Life in the Climate Crisis: Going Strong!

The month discussion series, Life in the Climate Crisis– is going extremely well. Every month about 10-20 people call in, some regulars, some new, to discuss the emotional, personal, and social elements of being alive during this time of crisis. There is a palpable sense of fellowship as we discuss various topics around the climate …

The Big Short: A Climate Parable

On December 11, 2017, writer and director Adam McKay tweeted that we need a WWII scale climate mobilization to his almost 1 million followers. Fires in Southern California are beyond historic.Hurricanes this year beyond historic. Flooding, drought, glaciers melting.We need a WW2 level mobilization to combat global warming.Right now — Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) December 8, …

Life in The Climate Crisis: A Discussion Series

Before starting The Climate Mobilization, I was training to become a clinical psychologist. Psychology was the first lens I used to examine my own and others’ responses to the climate crisis: grief, terror, denial, dissociation and more. My most impactful writing has been on the psychology of the climate crisis. In January, I started a  …

Climate Truth and the New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth”

Last Week, David Wallace-Wells published a cover story in New York Magazine, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” on some of the worst-case scenarios that the climate crisis could cause by the end of this century. It describes killer heat waves, crippling agricultural failures, a devastated economy, plagues, resource wars, and more. It has been read more than …

What S-Town Gets Wrong about Climate and Mental Health

I was earning my PhD in clinical psychology when I, like the protagonist of the acclaimed podcast S-town, developed an “obsession” with the climate crisis and the imminent threat it poses to humanity and the natural world. For years, I had been using some of the very psychological defenses I was studying — such as like …

Blueprint for a Climate Emergency Movement

Allies, After Donald Trump’s election, we at TCM went back to the drawing board. “How are we going to successfully commence climate mobilization under these insane political conditions?!” we asked. We devoted hundreds of hours to reading, conversation and study to attempt to answer this question. I’m now excited to share some of the conclusions …