All around the world, people are coming together to talk about the climate crisis over hot drinks and baked goods. It’s part of a drive to boost resilience in the face of adversity
“It’s hard to talk about climate change because climate change hurts.” But not talking about it? Well, that’s worse. At least that’s according to Rebecca Nestor of the Climate Psychology Alliance, an organisation that explores the psychological impact of the climate crisis.
“We need to talk about what our changing climate means for us,” she said. “We need to imagine it in some detail so as to be able to think about it constructively and clear-sightedly.”
With that in mind, Nestor launched a series of regular meetings in Oxford, her hometown, where people could come together to discuss the climate crisis over tea and cake. That was in the sweltering summer of 2018 – the hottest on record in the UK – when Nestor felt that more people were talking about climate anxiety.