UC CLIMATE RESILIENCE COURSE
Transforming Climate Distress to Action
COURSE STARTS: SPRING QUARTER 2024
Learn from global thought leaders and scientists at the helm of the climate movement.
According to scientists at NASA, the summer of 2023 was the hottest ever recorded on Earth but will likely be one of the coolest in our foreseeable future.
The WMO reports that the number of extreme climate events has increased by five-fold over the past 50 years, leading to massive economic loss and deaths (especially from storms and excessive heat). It is an alarming message that the climate crisis is here and affecting us all. But what we don’t hear about much is that there is so much that can be done, locally and globally, to help mitigate and prevent harm. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, to step in, become knowledgeable (beyond dire headlines) of the full situation, and how to be part of the solution, together.
It is natural to feel anger sadness, grief, and hopelessness. In this uncertain climate, how will you live your most purposeful life? Together, we can create meaningful change now and for future generations. In this transformative class, you will develop more robust hope, wisdom, and resilience skills necessary to engage in this collective work, which can in turn boost general emotional well-being.
The UC Climate Resilience course is designed to help you process and manage climate distress, promote collective empowerment, and provide opportunities for engagement in meaningful climate action projects. The course design is led by Drs. Jyoti Mishra of UCSD and Elissa Epel of UCSF, two leaders at the intersection of climate change and mental health, co-leaders of the UC-wide Center for Climate, Health, and Equity (CCHE) Mental Health Initiative. We have world leaders delivering online mini-lectures, expert UC professors as facilitators, and mindfulness-trained teachers for in-person experiential sessions at each UC campus. Join this exciting movement!