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With only 99 months left until 2030, and COP26 in less than 1, time is ticking on 1.5. And young people know it.
So today, a timely and relevant conversation with Climate Activist, and return guest to Outrage + Optimism, Luisa Neubauer. This time, focusing on climate change and its impact on the mental health and outlook on the future of young people everywhere.
The backdrop to the conversation with Luisa are two recently published studies (One from The Lancet, another from Science.org) examining the psychological effect of climate induced anxiety and perceived government inaction on our youth, and their current and future lived experience of the impact of climate change.
We also consider causes for optimism at the other end of the spectrum as The Eartshot Prize has announced its finalists and is featuring a high profile TV series focusing on the regenerative and transformative projects from small community efforts to public policy driven national initiatives.
A just future is possible. What will we choose?
Hit play, join us for the conversation, and stick around for musical guest this week is the one and only Gizmo Varillas!
Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!
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Mentioned links from the episode:
TEDCountdown Summit is next week!
Climate Grief and Anxiety Studies:
Check out the incredible activists Christiana and Paul met in Dubai:
HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany
permanent representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The UAE Mission to IRENA
Chair, UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Global Focal Point, YOUNGO and Director, UmeUs United Pvt. Ltd.
Children and Youth constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO)
Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16)
A recommendation from Clay:
Go listen to ‘The Flock’ - An epic audio drama about rising up against environmental destruction - From the view of birds!
Thank you to our guest this week, Luisa Neubauer!
Check out her podcast:
And of course, her incredible TED Talk
Learn more about Fridays For Future
Amazing music this week was from Gizmo Varillas!
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