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Climate Change Therapy - Ep. 4 - Hank's Brother


Welcome back to Climate Change Therapy, the podcast where we see how long we can talk about climate change, as a test of endurance, just like holding your breath underwater. Because it's important. Because if we can just get the conversation going, however painful, then that's one more step forward for humanity in the greatest struggle of our time. So let's get right to it! On today's episode (12/21/18), podcast host Hank Felsman welcomes his brother onto the show to open up about his struggles with the nagging existential threat of climate change, including:

5:15 – Hank’s advice for his brother about addressing climate change as a real life therapist

7:30 – Coral reefs, LeBron James, and what we talk about when we talk about climate change

11:35 – Climate change as a call-your-older-brother moment

16:00 – Growing up and climate change

21:00 – A Cooke makes a cameo to talk about growing up and climate change

26:20 – Therapy for a 22-year-old English major with no hard skills entering the workforce and worried about climate change

38:00 – Therapy for a 50-year-old man with a brother who is a climate change skeptic

44:00 – The fear of missing out in the age of climate change, getting involved in politics, and the nature of political polarization

1:07:30 – How science fluency may aggravate confirmation biases, but science curiosity bridges polarization

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