Mark Hertsgaard Analyzes the Psychology of Climate Change Activism - The Daily Beast
A psychotherapist and writer by profession, Pipher got involved in the Keystone fight primarily as a way to save her own sanity. Author of the mega-best seller Reviving Ophelia—about the challenges contemporary U.S. culture imposes on adolescent girls—and seven other books, Pipher had been dispensing acute, healing insights for decades. By the summer of 2010, however, she found herself facing a world that “seemed almost too complicated and frightening for me to manage emotionally.” Knowing too much—about apparently endless war, financial collapse, and above all, the accelerating danger of climate change—sometimes made Pipher feel “like jumping out of my skin,” she confesses.
...Fagan writes that millions of coastal residents will soon have to move to higher ground, “to become climatic refugees,” as he calls them.