noun. The act of inuring to a climate; acclimation.
The existential threat of climate change is a bit like grief in that it becomes too vast for the mind, and we become emotionally and behaviourally paralysed. If we are to make a difference as individuals, we need to make space and time in our lives to deconstruct this nebulous concept. Sustainability as a concept of maintaining our current behaviours and practices, is no longer enough. What’s needed is a focus on climation – the transformation, innovation and adaptation required to inure ourselves to a changing climate.
Hopefully what you find here will help give you the confidence to have an informed conversation about climate change with friends and family; encourage you to dropkick that bitch of climate sceptic that has been sassing you; or empower you to make behavioural changes in your own life.
Thanks for reading, sharing and following, and for making some mental and emotional space for climation in your own life.
A little over five years ago at the suggestion of a friend, I started writing a blog called SustainingPeople (SP), focused on broad sustainability and CSR issues. I developed SP as a strategic vehicle to help me understand these issues, and ultimately to get me a job in the sector. To my surprise, it helped me achieve both outcomes; I have become a giant climate change policy & markets nerd, and i get to work with business and government on climate change mitigation across Australia and internationally.
#humblebrag #blessed #worsthashtagsever #eughgross #getoveryourself #pleasestahp.
Over the last four years since it achieved its purpose, SustainingPeople as a blog and as an idea has lay dormant, but now with a renewed purpose, the blog has evolved to become climation. Lets get moving.