Facing the Climate Emergency, Second Edition

How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth

Facing the Climate Emergency offers a cure to climate anxiety. With the skill of a psychologist and the passion of an activist, Salamon helps readers process fear and grief and find their place in the climate movement. The second edition of this beloved book highlights the critical role of disruptive protest.

By: Margaret Klein Salamon

Foreward By: Adam McKay

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Overwhelmed by climate anxiety? Transform your angst into action to become the hero humanity needs

A lifeline for those suffering from climate anxiety, Facing the Climate Emergency combines expertise in clinical psychology and disruptive climate activism to help readers transform their fear and grief into courage and heroism.

The second edition of this beloved, radical self-help book provides:

  • An updated analysis of the context of the climate movement including COVID-19, the hunger crisis, growing political unrest, and more
  • An unflinching analysis of the accelerating impacts of climate change and what they mean for each of us, personally
  • Concrete strategies for tackling climate anxiety, including welcoming painful feelings and using them to catalyze change
  • Inspiring profiles of ordinary people sounding the alarm by gluing themselves to priceless works of art, blocking transportation corridors, and shutting down fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Resources, exercises for self-reflection, and an invitation to the Climate Awakening, a global virtual climate emotions platform.

Featuring a foreword by visionary filmmaker and philanthropist Adam McKay, Facing the Climate Emergency takes a deep dive into why disruptive grassroots activism is the fastest, most cost-effective path to transformative change.

Whether you’re drawn to the front lines of high stakes, non-violent direct action, or prefer to play a supporting role, this guide will help you combat the forces of climate denial and discover your own power in the face of the greatest planetary crisis.


  • GOLD | 2023 Living Now Book Awards: Green Living


  • SILVER | 2021 Living Now Book Awards – Green Living
  • SILVER | 2020 Nautilus Book Awards: Rising to the Moment 2020

About The Author(s)

Margaret Klein Salamon, Ph.D, is the executive director of the Climate Emergency Fund, which raises and grants millions of dollars to nonviolent disruptive climate activists. A graduate of Harvard with a Ph.D. from Adelphi University, Margaret brings her psychological expertise to all of her climate work. As founder of the grassroots advocacy group Climate Mobilization, she spearheaded the campaign for governments to acknowledge the climate emergency through an official declaration. A climate emergency has now been declared by over 2,270 global governments, comprising more than 1 billion of the world’s citizens. Her Climate Awakening project facilitates hundreds of virtual and in-person small-group conversations, helping people transform their fear, rage, and despair into effective action. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865719910

Page Count: 154

Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 × 0.47 in

Publication Date: May 30, 2023

Images: Black & White Images

Audiobook Narrator: Kristen Kallen-Keck

Audiobook Length: 4:23:20


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