Audubon features the book

by Jeff Fleischer

A Hot Mess got a nice mention today in the excellent nature magazine Audubon, as part of “5 New Climate Books to Empower Teens and Help Turn Anxiety into Action.”

An excerpt:

Bad news about the environment is everywhere—either in headlines, or unfolding in real-time disasters like storms, floods, and fires. It’s nearly impossible to avoid the reality that climate change is shifting the world around us.

That means more and more people, especially young people, are at risk of climate anxiety, depression, and other related mental health issues. Stress, sadness, anger, and grief are a normal part of encountering serious problems. But for the good of our ecosystems and ourselves, it’s important to confront those feelings and learn to cope. Avoiding and suppressing might lead to inaction, and ultimately worsen the state of the planet and our mental health in the long run.

A woman wearing a face mask, black shirt, and a red backpack holds up a cardboard sign that says "Our Planet, Our Future" and the word "planet" is a painting of the Earth.

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