I can't look at any more oil-soaked animals.
June 23, 2010 1:15 PM Subscribe
Advice on coping with sadness brought on by environmental disasters?
posted by lagreen to human relations (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
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from 2007, I've been anxious, but mainly just really sad about the global environment lately. I do what little that I know to do at an individual level (public transportation, recycling, not being a super consumer, eating local and humanely-raised food), but I get upset at the fact that changes that need to take place at a national or global level don't seem to happen. The way policy-makers and corporations behave seems so short-sighted and selfish and I'm finding it's making me cry on a pretty regular basis. I'm in therapy, so I can talk about it there, but I'm curious what the thoughtful, self-aware people on here do to cope with sadness about the environment? Any books to read that inspire hope? Actions to take? Or just take it a day at a time and not worry?