Tag: solutions

Coping with Solastalgia

A column of smoke rising in the distance behind an elementary school, blotting out the sun in an otherwise blue sky, with an adjacent sidewalk receding in the same direction.

There’s a name for the mental or existential distress of our environment being changed in unwelcome ways. It’s solastalgia, and I heard it again and again as I traveled through Alaska, from people who could see their home changing literally before their eyes.

Katharine Hayhoe, “Saving Us”