What it's about:
With global temperatures now certain to rise by at least 2 centigrade above pre-industrial levels - and maybe much more - it is essential to prepare people for the traumas and chronic stresses that lay ahead.
The only way to do this is through prevention. Major initiatives must be launched to build "trauma-informed human resilience enhancing societies" across the globe.
I coordinate the International Transformational Resilience Coalition, a network of over 250 mental health, resilience, trauma treatment, climate and faith leaders seeking to elevate the need and launch personal and psychosocial resilience building initiatives globally.
Why it's noteworthy:
Growing research shows that it is the personal skills and social support networks people are engaged in - not external physical preparedness such as hardening infrastructure - that are key to human resilience.
This will become increasingly evident as global temperatures rise by 2 centigrade or more above pre-industrial levels.
Building personal and psychosocial resilience must become a top priority worldwide.
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