Are FOSSIL FUELS burning our future? We need to talk about eco-anxiety

Force of Nature

01-09-2021 • 37 mins

About the Episode

In the first episode of season two, We Need to Talk about Eco-Anxiety, Clover embarks on a journey to learn more about how our production and use of energy contributes both to the climate crisis, and the rise of eco-anxiety.

First up, Clover sits down with activist Aneesa Khan to understand more how the lies told by the fossil fuel industry perpetuate our ‘addiction’. We then hear from young people around the world, sharing how their eco-anxiety is impacted by fossil fuels; our resident psychotherapist, Caroline Hickman, on how to navigate these feelings; and finally, Kate from OVO Energy - on how we can power our homes sustainably.

Top Quotes

"The injustice of the climate crises is why I'm here. Wealthy countries, countries in the global north, the fossil fuel industry, and corporations are very much responsible for the climate crises but the people who are bearing its burden are our young people, women, people of colour and indigenous people." - Aneesa

"There is money in the world. The governments around the globe spent 13 trillion dollars bailing out the banks during the financial crises. They have money for the climate crises. They're just not giving it out." - Aneesa


About the Host

Clover Hogan is a 22-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature - a youth-led organisation empowering Gen Z to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of the climate crisis.


About the Guests

​​​​Aneesa Khan is an Indian-born climate activist who has decided to dedicate herself to the movement for climate justice. She studied international environmental law and politics at College of the Atlantic, and has attended UN climate conferences in Lima, Paris, Marrakesh, and Katowice.

Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist and Climate Psychology Therapist in Education at the University of Bath. Her research specialises in children and young people's relationships with nature, and their feelings about the climate and ecological crisis.


About the Sponsor

OVO is a green energy supplier on a mission to help its members kick carbon from their homes.

Not only is OVO Energy committed to being a net zero carbon company by 2030, at the same time it’s aiming to halve its members’ total carbon footprints. These are massive goals that lie at the heart of its 10-year business strategy Plan Zero. There’s already a collective of more than a million planet-loving OVO members helping drive change. But its aim is to bring low-carbon tech to more than 5 million homes! And that can only be a good thing for our planet. If you want to find out more, you can head to https://ovo.com/planzero/


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