Welcome to your monthly dose of good news about climate change.
Climate optimism isn’t about denying what we can see with our own eyes, or ignoring our grief for what we’ve lost. It’s understanding that we know how to prevent things from getting worse and that we’re making progress. Each issue includes timely stories about climate action, and a menu of options to help you find your place in the effort. It’s like a breath of fresh air, straight off the blade of a wind turbine.
For a quick hit of optimism, check out our profile in Forbes, “The Power of Climate Optimists,” which includes our four reasons to be hopeful about climate change.
Please note that The Climate Optimist is currently on pause, but will return in January 2024! Meanwhile, please enjoy our past issues below.
Check out past issues:
- September: Climate solutions are getting weirder
- July: Schvitzing our way toward a cooler future (enough with this heat already!)
- May: This is bad! You’ll never see climate change the same way again
- April: 4 reasons we’re excited for our future
- March: Jedi mind tricks for climate optimism
- February: Are our new climate laws helping?
- January: 17 Climate Creators to Watch in 2023
- November: Climate progress that’ll make you feel better
- October: Fighting climate doom zombies
- September: Life in the afterglow of colossal climate legislation
- August: Celebrating a turning point (The IRA is a BFD)
- July: Mid-summer joy
- June: Climate in the Kitchen
- May: The emotional roulette wheel of climate change
- April: Climate things going right
- March: The medicinal properties of hope
- February: Finding your place in the climate movement
- January: 16 Climate Creators to Watch in 2022
- November: November was a BFD (Big Fossil Deal)
- October: We interrupt your doom scrolling with a message from reality
- September: Letting go of climate guilt in 5 easy steps
- August: Self care in the time of ‘OMG really? Now this too?’
- June: Climate optimism is not about magical thinking
- May: Pollen, policy, and possibility
- April: What you need to know about Earth Month 2021
- March: Top 7 reasons for climate optimism
- February: Policies with no climate action are out like skinny jeans and side parts
- January: The future is bright! Behold our catalogue of shiny things.
- December: 6 opportunities for health-focused climate action in the Biden administration
- October: Transportation, climate, and health
- September: Voting for climate and health
- August: Back to school (sort of)
- July: Only good news, because OMG #2020
- June: Racial justice requires climate action
- May: World-wide climate action within our reach
- April: We can emerge a different society. Here’s what that could look like.
- March: Heroes in the pandemic
- February: Climate Change at the (Clinical) Bedside
- January, Part 1: Green Resolutions
- January, Part 2: The Most Important Action You Can Take
- November: Talking Climate at Thanksgiving
- October: Spooked by Climate Change?
- September: Climate Week is the Turning Point
- August: Back to School
- July: The Heatwave Edition
- June: Climate-friendly Cookouts, 10-Point Policy Agenda
- May: How to Start a Conversation About Climate Change
- April: Evidence in Action
- March: Profiles in Climate Courage
- February: Science not Silence, and Climate Change in the News