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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