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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here:…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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The other day, my (lovely) dentist asked what I did for a living - I said I've been working in environmental science and recently climate stuff a bit.

She said 'Wow - that must be an exciting time for you?'... (1/7)

#climateCrisis #climateAnxiety #climateEmotions #anxiety
No, it's not an exciting time, it's terrifying - we're sleep walking into the end of civilisation as we know it, sat back on our soft sofas, drinking lattes, watching Netflix as the vast majority of the planet's population deals with all the crap we've done to get us here. (2/7)
Even as our lives get harder we can't even imagine how shit things are going to be for the less privileged 90% of the human race. I watch heroes getting arrested for desperately trying to get politicians to wake up and act urgently, whilst middle-aged white men hurl abuse.. (3/7)
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What forms does #ecoanxiety have? In this new article, I had the pleasure of working with anxiety philosopher Charlie Kurth. Eco-anxiety can feel terrible,but for many people,it leads to searching for more information and making behavior/value changes. 1/5…
Studies about #ecoanxiety usually research the stronger forms of anxiety. However, in interview studies, practical eco-anxiety can often be discerned. A major challenge for further research would be to integrate methods which allow scholars to see both forms of eco-anxiety. (2/5)
Several other scholars have explored the subject of adaptive eco-anxiety, with different terms (see studies by @iaojala). @BasVerplanken, @DrLizMarks & al. study various aspects of “habitual ecological worry”. And @sdclaytonphd writes of various kinds of #climateanxiety. (3/5)
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How messed up is this? "Thousands of studies use RCP8.5 as business as usual, and the scenario that is used as policy success is RCP4.5. But today much of the literature considers RCP4.5 as an *upper bound* based on current policies." #RCP85isBollox…
Here I give a concrete example of RCP8.5 being used as BAU, and RCP4.5 as what success looks like - even though we are now on RCP4.5 or better. From the US National Climate Assessment 2018, which spawned climate porn headlines in NYT and CNN and others.…
Don't believe the US National Climate Assessment 2018 used RCP8.5 as BAU and RCP4.5 as policy success? There it is, plain as day on page 1358: "Annual damages under RCP8.5" and "Damages avoided under RCP4.5". This is #RCP85isBollox and drives bad policy.…
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Thread 1/10 We’re excited to share with you the first part of a two-part Psychology in Society (PINS) Special Issue on #Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding #Justice Guest Edited by Brendon Barnes, Lynn Hendricks and myself.
2/10 PINS is a peer-reviewed journal that was formed in September 1983 as vehicle for a critical and anti-apartheid stance in psychology. PINS continues to foster a socio-historical and critical theory perspective by focusing on the praxis of #psychology
3/10 Our editorial Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding Justice for the Special Issue discusses the various submissions and shares views on how justice is foregrounded in #psychology…
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Beautiful views in Sydney for the third day of #RANZCP2022! The third day sessions will start soon.
Below is a thread of 5 key takeaways from sessions I saw on Day Two, a day which focused on priority populations and the impacts of climate change.
1/ Important to embed cultural safety into mental health service provision that is based on authentic co-design, allowing culturally appropriate and flexible methods of sharing knowledge - Dr Kashyap #RANZCP2022
2/ Healthcare workers, including psychiatry clinicians, need to be open, honest and acknowledge own vulnerabilities - A/Prof Coleman #RANZCP2022
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The first of today's concurrent sessions are about to kick off! To prepare for this afternoon's keynote by Tim Flannery on #ClimateChange and #MentalHealth, I'm going to catch up on and tweet out yesterday's symposium, which is now available on demand. #RANZCP2022
Follow @coopesdetat who is going to jump into the 'training during pandemic' session and also #RANZCP2022 for more Congress discussions!
Chaired by Dr Cybele Dey, presenters incl A/Prof Fiona Charlson, Tara Crandon, Georgia Langmaid & Charles Le Feuvre @DrCybeleDey #climateactionnow #forhealthssake #RANZCP2022

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1. Climate anxiety: the climate crisis is even scarier from a child's perspective; 6 out of 10 say they feel betrayed by their governments.

40% of young people worldwide are hesitant to have children due to climate change.

Thread: How can you help?…

2. Recent research found that anxiety of the youth is related to perceived government inaction.

#climatecrisis #youth #anxiety #climateanxiety #mentalhealth #environment #nature #climatechange #ClimateAction…

3. A UNICEF report published last month provides some context to understand these perceptions of young people better.

The report found that approximately 1 billion children live in one of the 33 countries classified as "extremely high-risk.”…
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1/5: Something I consider particularly insidious is the use of this issue by climate delayers (as it's becoming increasingly impossible to be an outright denialist) to argue against "fear mongering" & aggressive climate actions.

#climateanxiety #ksed…
2/5: Using the mental anguish created by the status quo to essentially argue against changing the status quo.

But as the article points out, “[t]he positive thing from our perspective as psychologists is that we soon realised the cure to climate anxiety is the same as...
3/5: the cure for climate change – action. It is about getting out & doing something that helps."

“We’re going to see massive, massive widespread climate crisis in every country around the world, so it’s about developing the emotional resilience to carry on, but in a way..."
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Delighted to be an observer at @irishcongress #BDC19 this morning as they debate motions on #ClimateAction and #JustTransition and a keynote address from Mary Robinson. Government plan is hopelessly weak on Just Transition, compared to #JOCCA report. We need a Task Force now.
Speaking to @irishcongress #BDC19 Mary Robinson praises @GretaThunberg for speaking so directly and quotes her:
“We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground and we need to focus on equity.”
Are you listening @LeoVaradkar, @RichardbrutonTD and @SeanCanney?
Mary Robinson sets out 3 steps for people taking #ClimateAction. First, take personal ownership and action. She says again she has become a pescatarian, still eating fish but giving up meat. @irishcongress #BDC19
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