Restorying the Climate Crisis — with Grace Nosek


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Lawyer, climate storyteller, and founder of the UBC Climate Hub, Grace Nosek, joins host Am Johal on a mission — to publicly uncover feelings of ‘climate doom’ and ‘individual responsibility’ as narratives propelled by the fossil fuel industry. While leading this charge, Grace speaks about Exxon Mobil at the forefront of climate science — spinning its narrative web that entangles any space from broadcasting and universities, to legislation. Grace also discusses her work with the UBC Climate Hub, and the integral role that youth (as well as Indigenous and racialized people) have in this movement of anti-capitalist defiance. She and Am also speak about overcoming eco-anxieties, the importance of making a small day-to-day difference that can ‘ripple outward,’ and Grace’s belief in Pleasure Activism. They end this interview with a brief discussion of Grace’s inspiration to write her hopeful young adult climate fantasy series, Ava of the Gaia. Grace’s Twitter: Grace’s Instagram: Grace’s website: UBC Climate Hub: Ava of the Gaia: ‘Build Student Resiliency in the Face of Multiple Crises’ blog by Grace Nosek: ‘The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Push to Target Climate Protesters in the U.S.’ by Grace Nosek: Planet Potluck podcast:

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