The story of our lifetimes …

“Climate crisis,” The Guardian said in summer 2019, “isn´t just another story. It is the defining issue of our lifetimes … “

It has to be told in a way that no longer accommodates our understandable, but problematic desire for denial, disavowal  and distraction. So that it does not raise fears, but gives hope. So that individual and groups do not split and fight against each other but can come together. This story should not be about sacrifices and relinquishment, but about opportunities. Not about hopelessness, but concrete goals that we can achieve together. We can all help make this story not bad news, but good news.

We will need an unprecedented change in our lifestyle to somehow prevent the climate collapse. That’s why every one of us is needed. For a long time, we believed that scientists would find technical solutions. That politicians would make the right decisions. That environmental groups would force the processes … while we are running out of time.

We need the knowledge of different disciplines, including psychology and communication sciences. We need a journalism about climate issues in a new and different way. We need the commitment of each individual. We would like – as medical and psychological therapists and authors – to bring together different texts, articles, valuable links as well as guest contributions from a professional and personal point of view.

You are welcome to share these texts and to use them, we only ask you for a short mail or copy. We welcome comments, additions and suggestions at: info@freitagsplastikfrei.de

And: this site is work in progress. Please be patient with us.  

We are not native speakers, so if we wrote anything weird or linguistically wrong, please help us with a better translation.

Dr. Josef Rabenbauer

Simone Regina Adams