What is a climate cafe?

By Carol-Ann Allen “Psychology is not a profession of silence. It is a profession of conversation, of surfacing, sharing, and exploring feelings and emotion” Rebecca Weston, Climate Psychology Alliance of North America A climate cafe is a facilitated gathering place where supportive connections are made through sharing our feelings about the climate crisis – feelings […]

The practice of fierce self-compassion

By Bianca Crapis So often when we think of action on climate, we focus on the urgency of doing. The measure of success becomes tied to results that often lie far beyond our locus of control. Yet, as Joanna Macy points out, there is a significant link between burnout and outcome-based hope. When, as advocates […]

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Help us help you. Make your donation count, for even more. If you donate by June 30 your donation amount will be matched by a generous PSC supporter, until we reach our goal of $80,000. All donations are Tax Deductible Donate Today Fig 1. A collage of drawings from one of our workshops on the emotional […]

The social practice of hope

Many media outlets are calling this federal election the climate election. With many holding hope for the future of the political movement on climate action, our internal experiences may be complicated: this is the election result we may have been hoping for, and this is the election result we needed ten years ago…. Whether you […]

Climate Emotions in Art & Storytelling

Can art and storytelling help us to emotionally face the climate reality and fight for action? We explored this question recently on our Facebook Page, with a series in honour of our #FireTalkPSC event, where PSC leaders joined FIRE artists Jody Graham and curator Jo Lane to discuss the capacity of art to emotionally support […]

Climate Psychology Podcast Collection

Recently, we held a popular series on our Facebook Page that shared podcast episodes and series on climate psychology. Since then, we have found even more to share! Let’s make this blog post a place to share and collate these podcast resources. If you know of a podcast we should add, please message Jessica (our […]

Don’t Look Up movie helps spread the word about Climate Psychology

Ahead of our Psychology for a Safe Climate workshop, Look up and face the climate crisis together on the evening of the 15th of February, we have been sharing a series of articles and reflections on the movie Don’t Look Up, over the last week on Psychology for a Safe Climate’s Facebook Page. Directed by […]

Climate change has driven farmers to despair and all we get is callous disregard

Summary: Sophie Love’s first-person account of the compounding effects of the climate crisis on her farm and her family is devastating. We meet her husband, her son, their cows, their dog, as they work together to survive the cascading hardships of droughts, fires, COVID-19, and floods. As readers go on this journey with Love it becomes clear […]

A conversation about climate: “How we got here and where to now?”

Summary: In this talk, Bill McKibben interviews Sally Wientrobe regarding some of the key concepts in her new book: Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis. Weintrobe distinguishes between two different types of cultures: a culture of care premised off selves that wish to follow their curiosity, learn about belonging, mutual understanding, to love and be loved both socially, […]

Looking for Professional Resources?

If you’re a professional in the climate psychology space, part of our Climate Aware Practitioner network, or would like to learn more about climate psychology at a deeper level, check out our awesome new Professional Resources page. This page lists free-to-access journal articles, briefing papers and resources that offer important research or insights into climate […]