Down the Rabbit Hole Minisode 8: Reimagining the “It’s Too Late” Narrative and Climate Doom

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How should you respond when you see a friend going down a climate doom spiral?

What’s the best way to approach headlines that spark panic and disengagement over action?

In this minisode, we dismantle some of the common doom narratives and consider better ways to approach big issues. Because if we’re committed to building stronger communities, we have to acknowledge our hardest feelings too.


Episode reading list

Home is Always Worth It – Mary Annaise Heglar – a BRILLIANT essay worth rereading and rereading
Not Too Late project by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua. (I especially like the FAQ page)
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson [affiliate link!]
In 2030 We Ended The Climate Emergency: Here’s How by Eric Holthaus
How to Live in a Burning World Without Losing Your Mind by Liza Featherstone
Twitter thread by Mahir Ilgaz

Other episodes mentioned:
How to Cope with Climate Despair
Individual Action and the Private Jet Debacle
How to Get Involved in Climate Action


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Ep. 67 – 2022 Rewind: The Good, The Bad, & The Updates World Is Burning

It’s the end of the year and we’re in a reflective mood! In this episode we take a look back at the climate wins of the year, updates on stories we’ve covered, and share what we’re looking forward to in 2023. Subscribe/follow/press the button to keep up with new episodes every Wednesday! You can also follow us @worldisburnin on Instagram and Twitter, and check out our website worldisburning.com for extended show notes including sources and photos. World Is Burning is hosted by Olivia Hamilton and Elise Nye. Our theme music is by Kaycie Satterfield, and our logo was made by Sonja Katanic. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
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