How Do We Respond to Climate Destabilization?

Responding to the rapidly unfolding climate crisis – especially in the context of a broader unraveling of environmental and social systems – requires courage, care, and grappling with difficult questions and choices. It also demands clarity about what we face, including the implications of already locked-in warming and probable pathways, and an openness to new … Read more

How in the World Are People Doing?

Journalist and podcaster Rachel Donald (Planet: Critical) interviews Dr. Omnia El Omrani, a medical doctor and Climate and Health Policy Fellow at Imperial College London. Omnia shares reflections on Connecting Climate Minds—a landmark project looking at climate and mental health across the globe, with a specific focus on the lived experiences of youth, Indigenous communities, small farmers and fisher people.

Discussion Session: Exploring Personal and Collective Responses to Climate Unraveling

Prof. Kimberly Nicholas (Lund University) and Asher Miller (Post Carbon Institute) lead a participatory discussion to explore ways of building personal and community climate resilience, and mobilizing collective action. This event is a follow-up to the July 2, 2024 discussion with climate scientist Tim Lenton and climate organizer Isabel Cavelier. Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist, writer, … Read more

Going Sane in a Crazy World

Individual psychological resilience is valuable for its own sake. But it may also be essential to the bigger and more important project of creating a human world that’s actually sane—i.e., one that serves the long-term survival of our species within a healthy ecosphere.

Event: Welcome to the Great Unraveling

On May 14, 2024 Resilience hosted “Welcome to the Great Unraveling,” an hour-long online discussion featuring Dr. Lyla June Johnston and Kumi Naidoo, and facilitated by Post Carbon Institute’s Asher Miller. This event was an introduction to our new Resilience+ Deep Dives, a series of events and curated materials that can help anyone better understand important aspects of the climate crisis.

Research on Psychological Effects of Natural Disasters

The need to address mental health in response to the climate crisis (and related calamities) is not new. In his 2007 book Peak Everything, Richard Heinberg described important research findings on how people respond in the aftermath of disasters, such as drought, famine, and societal collapse. The research he presented is all the more relevant today, given how industrial societies have failed to reverse overshoot.

Emotional Resilience: Curated List of Resources

This list of resources is meant to give Resilience+ members a collection of ideas, tools, and organizational contacts that can help build emotional resilience. Thanks to Leslie Davenport, climate psychologist and advisor to Post Carbon Institute, for helping to prepare this list. Resilience+ members are encouraged to seek the support they need to navigate stressful situations and maintain the emotional stamina required to engage in transformational change.

Crazy Town 85. Escaping Globalism: Rebuilding the Local Economy One Pig Thyroid at a Time

From the top of a skyscraper in Dubai, Jason, Rob, and Asher chug margaritas made from the purest Greenland glacier ice as they cover the “merits” of globalism. International trade brings so many things, like murder hornets and deadly supply chain disruptions. The opposite of globalism is localism — learn how to build a secure local economy that can keep Asher alive, hopefully at least through the end of the season.