The NatureBacked Podcast

Curing Climate Anxiety with Firstime’s Itamar Weizman

November 07, 2022 Single.Earth Season 2 Episode 11
The NatureBacked Podcast
Curing Climate Anxiety with Firstime’s Itamar Weizman
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Action and information sharing are keys for fighting climate anxiety, said Itamar Weizman, the head of climate investments at Israeli investment firm Firstime who suffers from self-diagnosed climate anxiety. 

He said the five stages of climate anxiety are similar to the five stages of grief.

"A lot of people are stuck in denial, especially in America, right? People are just: I don’t want to hear about it. There is nothing going on. I can continue business as usual. Everything is fine. The world isn’t burning, the world isn’t dying, and the world isn’t crashing,” he said.

“My goal is to bring as many people as I can through these stages to acceptance, so they can restart with action. If we don’t go through all of these stages, from denial to anger to bargaining, depression, and acceptance, we don’t go into action,” Weizman said.

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