Climate Optimism?

Climate Optimism?

By Stephanie Seferian

When the climate narrative is all doom and gloom, many of us find it difficult to rally. It's the Snooze Button Effect in real-time: the barrage of "climate apocalypse" headlines lose their urgency, their potency. If you're desensitized to environmental news, know that you're not alone. Today I speak with angry-activist-turned-climate optimist Anne Therese Gennari about becoming more resilient and motivated when confronting the climate crisis – and why optimism is key when it comes to rethinking how we live in this world. Welcome to Climate Optimism Week! Today’s show is the first in a two-part series outlining reasons to be hopeful in the climate fight.   Here's a preview:  [5:00] How can we be climate optimists when the planet’s future looks so dire? [11:30] 2 benefits to toning down the urgency  [20:00] Can capitalism be our ally in the climate fight? [25:00] What it really means to maximize your positive footprint   Resources mentioned:  What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action by Per Espen Stoknes Upchoose -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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