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Questioning the NY Times Climate Change Coverage Decision

The decision by the New York Times to hire a well-known "climate denier" to its editorial staff is troubling. I understand the desire to understand how different people think and to illustrate different views.* But, with climate change there are certain rules. My view, and I think many other educated people agree, is that it [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Climate Change, Environmental Identity, Media|0 Comments

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance | Climate for Health

Source: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance "Any of the interlinked problems within climate change—poverty, inequality, loss of treasured places, species extinction, threats to our well-being or livelihood—can hook us emotionally and intellectually.These issues lead to feelings of curiosity and insight, as well as fatigue and despair. Clinicians can help individuals [...]

Can Artificial Intelligence have Ecological Intelligence?

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) held a unique gathering at Stanford University in March 2017: “AI for Social Good.” Organizers were seeking to explore real-world applications of artificial intelligence for issues like urban planning, health care, social justice, sustainability, and national security. They sought to “bring together AI researchers and researchers/practitioners/experts/policy makers [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Climate Change, Ecopsychology, Media|0 Comments

Feeling helpless about the future of the planet? Now there’s a 9-step program for that | Fusion

Imagine Alcoholics Anonymous mixed with an environmental humanities course and you’ll begin to get a sense of the ”good grief” group started by Schmidt. Its goal is to help people cope with what’s been called “climate grief”— anxiety, sadness, depression, and other emotions provoked by awareness of the planet’s march toward a hotter, less biologically [...]

Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth

via Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth by Clara Changxin Fang During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese, he intends to remove barriers to drilling and fracking, and pull the United States out of the Paris Climate [...]

Thomas Doherty delivers November talks | Columbia University Global Mental Health Program

Thomas gave two invited talks on the mental health impacts of climate change for the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program in New York, New York. • Mental Health Impacts of Global Climate Change: Beyond a Disaster Framework | 11/14/16 • Studying Climate Global Climate Change Is a Personal Growth Opportunity | 11/15/16

By | November 20th, 2016|Climate Change, Ecopsychology, Events, talk, Workshop|0 Comments

Aquarium of the Pacific | “Climate Change Messaging that Works: Psychological Perspectives”

On November 2, 2016 the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California hosted a day-long forum titled “Climate Change Messaging that Works: Psychological Perspectives.” The forum brought climate scientists and psychologists together to develop strategies to motivate people to act on climate change. Thomas was a panelist and also member of a working group of experts [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Climate Change, Ecopsychology, Events, Workshop|0 Comments