Radical Acceptance, by Dr. Nate Charach

At this point in the climate crisis, there should no longer be anyone who supports increasing our subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. We should have politicians who can stand up and make brave decisions. These thoughts fill me with a mixture of anger and anxiety. I can reduce my distress if I listen to … Continue reading Radical Acceptance, by Dr. Nate Charach

Amazon Petition Update

We now have a new Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne! Since no reply from the former Minister, Chrystia Freeland, was forthcoming, we forwarded our petition to Mr. Champagne to ensure that he knows we haven't forgotten. Dear Honourable François-Philippe Champagne: I would like to take this opportunity, as you begin your post as our new … Continue reading Amazon Petition Update

Local Business for Climate Action

A couple of weeks ago, we launched sister campaigns aimed at urging local businesses to support youth activists in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strikes. If you're interested in participating, the campaign is on until the end of the day tomorrow. One campaign is aimed at patrons and asks that they e-mail their neighbourhood businesses … Continue reading Local Business for Climate Action

Yes, the Amazon is still burning…

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, in a CNN interview with Christiane Amanpour, says "the Amazon is not burning, not burning at all. We have fires this year, a little more than last year." He says that these fires are not an unprecedented crisis (Video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/09/04/amanpour-brazilian-foreign-minister-ernesto-araujo-amazon-fires.cnn). We're asking our own Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, … Continue reading Yes, the Amazon is still burning…

Dealing with Eco-Anxiety: Embracing Sadness, Part 2

The next in a series of posts by Dr. Nate Charach. Read Part 1 here. In my first blog post I outlined my understanding that there are pleasant and unpleasant emotions rather than classifying them as positive and negative. The most crucial emotion to lessen my “eco-anxiety” has been sadness. Let’s first examine why sadness … Continue reading Dealing with Eco-Anxiety: Embracing Sadness, Part 2