CLIMATE ANXIETY RESOURCES

Climate anxiety is a valid response to experiencing or witnessing difficult or traumatic climate change impacts and issues. We cannot always control our feelings of anxiety and grief, but we can learn strategies and coping skills to redirect and manage them in healthy and proactive ways. This section offers some starting points, courtesy of the UBC Climate Hub, for navigating through and beyond climate anxiety.

For Students:

For Faculty and Staff:

For Everyone:

For a more complete list of links, resources, and organizations to connect with, see this handout.

THE BASICS OF CLIMATE SCIENCE - RESOURCES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Climate Change: The Basics by the Climate Atlas of Canada

5 most important climate change datasets by Dr. Stefan Rhamstorf, University of Potsdam, Germany

Essential Principles of Climate Literacy by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes by The Royal Society, United Kingdom

PEER-REVIEWED REPORTS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES - RESOURCES FOR THOSE COMFORTABLE WITH TECHNICAL LANGUAGE

Rapid attribution analysis of the extraordinary heatwave on the Pacific Coast of the US and Canada June 2021 - a rapid-release World Weather Attribution paper co-authored EOAS scientist that made the front page of the N.Y. Times. See News to know more.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the United Nations' leading global authority on the science of climate change

Global Climate Change by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States

EOS Climate Science - The latest in climate science from the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Canada's Changing Climate Report - Written by Canada's leading environmental scientists

Position Statement on Climate Change by Canada's leading Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography experts

UBC CLIMATE RESPONSE - FOR GENERAL ACCESS AND INFORMATION

UBC Climate Emergency - The community engagement and action plan for aligning UBC's teaching, research, operations, and outreach with the recognition of a Climate Emergency

The UBC Campus Climate Action Plan, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and Energy and Emissions Plan

UBC Sustainability Initiative - A UBC campus unit that undertakes key cross-cutting functions such as connector, curator, and facilitator of a wide breadth of sustainability programs and activities across campus

  • UBC Climate Hub - A student-led office of the UBC sustainability Initiative with the mandate to connect and empower university and community stakeholders to take bold climate action
  • UBC Sustainability Scholars Program - A paid internship program that connects UBC graduate students with research projects that advance sustainability in regional communities
  • UBC Sustainability Course Finder - A comprehensive list of courses across all disciplines at UBC, on all topics related to sustainability, environment, and climate change

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions - A collaborative partnership between 4 universities in British Columbia, including UBC, that develops and implements actionable climate solutions for communities in British Columbia and worldwide

University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) - A collaborative coalition of universities across North America that leverages relationships and expertise to accelerate local climate solutions and build community resilience