Maia Boswell-Penc, Ph.D.
Daily, we witness Planet Earth growing increasingly warm and increasingly foreign to us. Interspersed with erratic weather patterns, raging forest fires, stultifying drought, violent hurricanes, melting glaciers and flooding, acidifying oceans, we feel the plight of environmental refugees, roaming seas of people fleeing unspeakable upheaval. We sense the suffering of myriad animals teetering at the brink of extinction and we know in our bones that waning biodiversity and the 6th mass extinction portend growing dis-ease. Many of us feel anxious, depressed, or caught, unsure what we, as individual, can do. Bringing together research about climate change with research about physical & mental health and well-being, this talk offers a doorway into a win/win solution