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CAMBRIDGE FORUM invites you to take part in tomorrow's webinar about ECO-ANXIETY at 5 pm Et on Zoom. Sign up now and tell your family and friends!
Does the future plight of the planet keep you up at night? Are you filled with a sense of doom regarding your future or the uncertain future of your children? You’re not alone. Young people are particularly susceptible to this mental anguish and Greta Thunberg, was one of the first of her generation to speak publicly of her eco-depression.
Levels of eco-anxiety are growing, particularly among children and young people, and are likely to be significant and potentially damaging to individuals and society.
While COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow continues, we’ll discuss both the pessimism and hope attached to the outcome of this event, with two international guests.
Canadian journalist Arno Kopecky and Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behavior and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge, discuss some of the options we have available to us in responding to this huge global challenge.
Kopecky, author of the THE ENVIRONMENTALIST’S DILEMMA: Promise and Peril in an Age of Climate Crisis, asks if hope is naïve or indispensable.
Marteau examines what is necessary in terms of our individual and collective behavior that will make change possible. Her recent paper in the British Medical Journal suggests ways we might reach net zero by 2050.
Last week, environmental activist Bill McKibben said “it is easy to feel pessimistic about the climate but we have two big things on our side.” Find out what they are by signing up to take part in this important webinar – and tell your family and friends!