Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is Executive Director of Climate Emergency Fund. She is a clinical psychologist turned climate activist whose work helps people to face the truth of the climate emergency and transform their despair into effective action. She founded and directed The Climate Mobilization from 2014-2020, advocating an all-hands-on-deck, whole society mobilization to protect humanity and the living world from climate catastrophe. She is the Founding Principal of Climate Awakening, a project to unleash the power of climate emotions through scalable small group conversations. She is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, a radical self-help guide for the climate emergency.
On Climate: Grieve, Cry, But Don’t Give Up!
Grief calls climate activists to embrace the most difficult challenge: to fight to save as much life as possible and—hopefully—to restore some of what’s gone.
May 18, 2023
What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 83 Margaret Klein Salamon
Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is Executive Director of Climate Emergency Fund. She is a clinical psychologist turned climate activist whose work helps people to face the truth of the climate emergency and transform their despair into effective action. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”
June 13, 2022
The Global Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Crisis: Climate Fear, Truth, and the Public
Three leaders of The Climate Mobilization discuss the recent controversy around the New York Magazine piece, “The Uninhabitable Earth” and the role of fear and other emotions in the climate movement. Should we tell the whole, frightening truth? Can they handle it? We argue that, when combined with a potential solution—WWII scale climate mobilization—the truth can be intensely motivating.
August 11, 2017
Climate Truth and the New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth”
As I argue in The Transformative Power of Climate Truth, it’s the job of those of us trying to protect humanity and restore a safe climate to tell the truth about the climate crisis and help people process and channel their own feelings — not to preemptively try to manage and constrain those feelings.
July 18, 2017
Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: A New Strategy for the Climate Movement: Excerpt
Emergency mode is the mode of human psychological functioning that occurs when individuals or groups respond optimally to existential or moral emergencies.
May 10, 2016
Post-Paris Analysis: 1.5 degrees and Mobilization
The Paris climate talks are over, and the postmortems on the final agreement are flooding in. Here’s our take…
December 16, 2015