Gill speaks with Vogue India about climate grief

Jacquelyn Gill, an associate professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, spoke with Vogue India about climate grief, anxiety and despair associated with climate change and the natural disasters it fuels. To prevent succumbing to climate despair, Gill said she focuses on solutions, such as “leaning into sustainable ways of living that worked for thousands of years,” and finds hope in history. “The Mayan people didn’t just disappear,” she said. “They changed how they lived and dispersed out of these big cities with hierarchical structures. And they still persist to this day, even through colonialism and genocide.”