Gill interviewed by AP about maintaining optimism in light of the climate crisis
The Associated Press interviewed University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill about how she maintains hope and optimism in light of the worsening climate crisis. Gill said she has accepted the idea that she is “everybody’s climate midwife” and coaches them to hope through action. Gill said what’s key in fighting eco-anxiety is that “regular depression and regular anxiety tools work just as well. And so that’s why I tell people: ‘Be a doer. Get [out] there. Don’t just doomscroll.’ There are entry level ways that anyone, literally anyone, can help out. And the more we do that, ‘Oh, it actually works,’ it turns out.” Boston.com, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and other national outlets shared the AP report.