Getting active. The next generation.

Climate change concerns me. I spend a lot of time thinking about it. I have a niece and nephews. Lately there seems to be barely a week that goes by without a new arrival amongst my friends and acquaintances . It is an incredibly exciting time. I hope to have children of my own one day too. The one uncomfortable thought that I carry with me however is that this new generation may be inheriting a climate spinning out of control before they are old enough to even understand the problem or do anything about it. The next 10 to 20 years is absolutely crucial if we are going to prevent climate change passing irreversible tipping points and as it stands the transition to a carbon neutral future is happening far too slowly.

This why I need to get active, to do my part in providing this new generation with the promising future they deserve. The irony is that the fear I have for the future of the next generation sometimes leaves me paralysed and stops me getting out there and getting active. That is why I have started this blog. I hope that this blog will help me deal with my fears and concerns and turn them into inspiration, engagement and hope for the future. My professional and personal interest in mental health tells me that the first step in dealing with a problem is to face up to the reality of it, not to turn away. Only then can you begin to take control of it. This process can be incredibly empowering and fill people with hope. This is what “Climate Change Therapy” means to me.

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Climate change therapy

I have started this blog to help myself deal with the fears and worries I have about climate change. My aim is to write regular posts about climate change and about my experiences as an activist and person living in a world dealing with the reality of climate change. My hope is that this process will help me deal with the difficult feelings I have, and in turn inspire me to embrace the challenges we all face with enthusiasm and hope for the future of our planet and future generations. I’m also  reaching out to all of you who share my concerns and haven’t given up hope on stabilising our climate. By creating community and building solidarity we can better face up to the challenge of climate change and inspire each other to create a better future based on respect, solidarity, fairness and harmony with each other and our environment.

For a more in depth idea of what Climate change therapy is about I recommend this post.