Rhodes Trust – Apr 22, 2021
“The only credential that is needed right now, is to be alive on this planet in this moment. If that’s you, we need you…When we have the biggest and strongest team possible, we will win. But we’ve got to build the biggest and strongest team possible.”
Grace Henry (New South Wales & Keble 2020) and Claire Wang (Utah & Linacre 2019) interview Dr. Katharine Wilkinson (Tennessee & Trinity 2006), an author, strategist, and teacher working to heal the planet. Katharine’s books on climate include the bestselling anthology ‘All We Can Save’ (2020), ‘The Drawdown Review’ (2020), the New York Times bestseller ‘Drawdown’ (2017), and ‘Between God & Green’ (2012).
Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate. She also co-hosts the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes.
In the interview, Claire, Grace and Katharine talk about how we tell the story of the climate problem (and climate solution), how to manage climate anxiety, and the importance of intersectionality in climate conversations.
Find out more about Dr. Wilkinson’s work: www.kkwilkinson.com/.
0:00 Introductions from Grace, Claire and Katharine
12:00 The Climate Problem Narrative
21:40 How Can We Create Change?
41:30 Climate Anxiety and Wellness
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