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Climate Curious: Why you feel anxious about climate change (and what to do about it)

Young people are terrified, depressed and anxious about the climate crisis. And the pressure society puts on them to drive innovation and lead change isn’t helping. In fact, it’s wearing them down – with 70% of 18-24-year-olds saying they feel eco-anxiety. In this episode of TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious we’re joined by visionary 21-year-old activist Clover Hogan, who urges us to give youth activists the space to have nuance and express their true feelings. Tune into this illuminating episode with Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst where they explore the importance of an intergenerational approach to the climate crisis, explain why it’s so important to face these negative or scary feelings, and suggest how to turn your anxiety into agency. This week’s Climate Confessions? A nearly vegan burger, long hot baths, and a shocking revelation about coconut water you won’t be able to unhear.

Are you Climate Curious?

If you care about the world, but find the current conversation about climate change confusing, scary or boring then this might be the podcast for you. Join TEDxLondon as we lift the lid on the climate emergency. Find out why cities are key to the climate fight, why we need to tackle systemic problems (and not just plastic straws), and why we’re all a bit crap at sustainability.

Hear from hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst as they scout the earth for intersectional solutions, meet the cities that are leading the way, find out why the next 10 years are so important, indulge in our speakers’ climate confessions, and ask – episode by episode – why climate? Why should we care? And what can we do?

This season, we’re talking about why your gas stove is killing you, why you don’t need to care about climate change to care about climate change, why green is the new black and why racial justice and climate justice are inextricably linked.

Warning – this is not just another climate podcast. It’s for people who want to care, who are curious, but need a little helping hand to find that motivation.

This podcast is produced by TEDxLondon and made possible by the generous support of our Headline Partner, Citi.