119: Dealing with Climate Grief with Luisa Neubauer
With only 99 months left until 2030, and COP26 in less than 1, time is ticking on 1.5. And the children know it.
About this episode
Today, a timely and relevant conversation with climate activist and return guest to Outrage + Optimism, Luisa Neubauer. This time, focusing on climate change and its impact on the mental health and outlook on the future of young people everywhere.
The backdrop to the conversation with Luisa are two recently published studies (one from The Lancet, another from Science.org) examining the psychological effect of climate induced anxiety and perceived government inaction on our youth, and their current and future lived experience of the impact of climate change.
We also consider causes for optimism at the other end of the spectrum as The Earthshot Prize has announced its finalists and is featuring a high-profile TV series focusing on the regenerative and transformative projects from small community efforts to public policy driven national initiatives.
A just future is possible. What will we choose?
Hit play, join us for the conversation, and stick around for our musical guest. This week it's the one and only Gizmo Varillas!
Mentioned links from the episode:
- Earthshot The TV Series featuring Christiana Figueres is now available to view on Discovery+ and BBC iPlayer!
- TEDCountdown Summit is next week!
- Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon
- Intergenerational Inequities in Exposure to Climate Extremes
Check out the incredible activists Christiana and Paul met in Dubai:
- HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
- The UAE Mission to IRENA – Twitter | Instagram
- Nisreen Elsaim, Chair, UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change – Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
- Heeta Lakhani, Global Focal Point, YOUNGO and Director, UmeUs United Pvt. Ltd – Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram
- Children and Youth constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) – Twitter | Linktr.ee | Website | Instagram
- Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) – Twitter | Website | Instagram
A recommendation from Clay: go listen to ‘The Flock’ - An epic audio drama about rising up against environmental destruction – from the view of birds!
Thank you to our guest this week, Luisa Neubauer!
- Check out her podcast, 1.5 Degrees
- And of course, her incredible TED Talk.
- Learn more about Fridays For Future
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