How To Talk To People About the Climate Crisis When Scary Facts Are Not Enough
Climate change can evoke intense feelings, but a conversational approach can help. Reed Kaestner / Getty Images
Anger, anxiety, overwhelm … climate change can evoke intense feelings.
“It’s easy to feel dwarfed in the context of such a global systemic issue,” says psychologist Renée Lertzman.
She says that when people experience these feelings, they often shut down and push information away. So to encourage climate action, she advises not bombarding people with frightening facts.
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