Episode 67.  How do We Talk to Our Kids about Climate Change? An interview with Harriet Shugarman (aka Climate Mama) Part 2 of 2

As parents we see the catastrophe of Climate Change looming on the horizon. Yet we may feel overwhelmed as non-scientists to provide truth to our children about what lies ahead. How do we look our kids in the eye and answer their questions with facts and  a sense of urgency while instilling hope for their future? Christine and Rose continue their conversation with author and founder of Climate Mama Harriet Shugarman.

Recurring Segments Include:

  • Good news stories
  • One action tip to for you to create change
  • A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm(er) in the face of climate overwhelm

Harriet Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama, professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability, and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter. She is a nationally recognized influencer, connector, and trusted messenger for parents on solutions to our climate crisis. A recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality Green Ring Award and praised by Al Gore as “an outstanding Climate Reality Leader who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her role as a climate communicator and activist.” She lives in New York and shares her message of hope and action at www.climatemama.com.


Website:  Climate Mama


Be Kind Be Calm Be Safe

Good News: Michael Moore’s propagandist documentary “Planet of the Humans” has been taken off YouTube due to a copyright infringement. Kudos to Toby Smith, who does not approve of the context in which his material is being used. Smith filed the complaint to YouTube on 23 May after discovering Planet of the Humans used 4 seconds of footage from his Rare Earthenware project detailing the journey of rare earth minerals from Inner Mongolia.

Action Step: 

~When presented with a challenging situation, respond from a place of love rather than fear.

Buddhist Blessing:

Buddhist blessing

Sanity Tip:

~Read The Gentle Art of Blessing  by Pierre Pradervand, or visit GentleArtofBlessing.org