My climate crisis superpower: being a reasonably compassionate and sensitive person who nevertheless disassociates when things get gnarly (thanks goldilocks-level childhood trauma!). So I stay engaged most of the time, and withdraw into my safety shell as needed.


I'm not saying it's a perfect method - far from. But I do think it provides some level of burnout-resistance.

And I'm curious what other mechanisms we might to use to withstand more exposure to the emotional radiation of this thing.

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