27: “I’m reaching deeper, to the love that grief & rage grow out of.”

27: “I’m reaching deeper, to the love that grief & rage grow out of.”


Join guest Dr. Katharine Wilkinson for a discussion of making love through learning to heal our planet. Today, Dr. Wilkinson joins us to discuss the state of climate change, and a myriad of sometimes surprising climate solutions that each of us can champion. PLUS the feelings we’re going to have to feel and grapple with along the way. Dr. Wilkinson is a TED speaker who’s talk has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, and an author, strategist, and messenger, transforming how we see and relate to the earth.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The state of climate change and the human challenge in the next decade;
  • How fighting for the equity of women and girls is connected to healing our climate and planet;
  • What grief has to do with all of this;
  • Ways you can support and love our planet, at individual, political, a systemic levels.

Welcome to a conversation about making love by learning to heal our climate, and our planet.

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DR. KATHARINE WILKINSON is an author, strategist, and messenger, transforming how we see and relate to the earth. She brings humanity and heart to the challenge of climate change and invites us to be awake, aware and active participants in the community of life.

Katharine is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown and lead writer of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Her first book, Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change, was dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story” by The Boston Globe.

Katharine speaks internationally, sharing her expertise at Aspen Ideas, Skoll World Forum, Talks @ Google, TED Women, and through frequent media appearances. Her interdisciplinary background spans academia, business, and the social sector. Previously, Katharine was Director of Strategy at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse and worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Natural Resources Defense Council. She has taught at the University of Oxford and Agnes Scott College and currently advises on Mary Robinson’s climate podcast, Mothers of Invention.

Katharine holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. in Religion from Sewanee—The University of the South. She is happiest on a mountain or a horse.


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Dr. Katharine Wilkinson



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