Responding to Climate Crisis Requires ‘With-ness’ not ‘About-ness’ Thinking: Four Practices That Have Fostered Personal Shifts-in-Consciousness


This article considers my attempts to build capacity for holding together the bleak facts of our emerging climate crisis with hopeful-anyway responses linked to the following four personal practices: i) expanding what it means to ‘know with others’; ii) accepting the need to mourn; iii) respecting the power of artful expression; and iv) recalibrating our practices of hope. 


Author: Paula Aamli

Paula Aamli holds a doctorate in organisational change and has worked in the charity sector and in financial services. Her poems appear in various publications, primarily online. She has published “poetry and climate crisis” pamphlets drawing on her doctoral studies. 


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