Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A radical new self-help book for facing climate truth, accepting your fear of collapse, and becoming the hero humanity needs.
362 backers pledged $21,299 to help bring this project to life.

About

Transform Yourself with Climate Truth project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$21,299

362

Yes, we're facing catastrophic collapse. Yes it’s terrifying. But you don't have to be paralyzed by your fear, grief, and other painful feelings. You can use your pain to transform yourself, your friends, and your world. You can become the hero humanity needs. I want to show you how. 

I am the founding director of The Climate Mobilization. Our mission is to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization to protect humanity and the natural world from climate catastrophe. We develop and pioneer the strongest and most aggressive policies and strategies for reversing climate breakdown. For example, our Climate Emergency campaign—with the help of our partners like Extinction Rebellion—sparked more than 500 declarations of Climate Emergency in local governments in the U.S. and around the world. Scotland, Wales, and the United Kingdom have become the first countries to declare a climate emergency.  

Jeremy Corbin announcing that the Climate Emergency Declaration had passed
Jeremy Corbin announcing that the Climate Emergency Declaration had passed

Our papers, ​The Transformative Power of Climate Truth​, and ​Leading the Public into Emergency Mode have inspired thousands of readers, and laid the groundwork for the movement breakthroughs we have been experiencing.  

 As Bill McKibben put it, "We are in an emergency. That's why the work that Margaret Klein Salamon's work and  the work of others at The Climate Mobilization is so important.

There are so many incredible books out there about the climate crisis, including books by my friends —David Wallace Wells Uninhabitable Earth and Bill McKibben’s Falter, for example—lay out the stark, painful truth for all to see. 

My book is different. In it, I show you what to do after you’ve read those gut wrenching books and can’t sleep anymore. My book offers an answer to our collective questions: What can one person do when faced with a problem of this magnitude? What is my responsibility? What the hell do I do now?

The Climate Mobilization has been instrumental in spreading the "Climate Emergency" campaign
The Climate Mobilization has been instrumental in spreading the "Climate Emergency" campaign

I'm in a unique position to help. I have a PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Through my experience as a therapist and my work at TCM, I know that many of us want to do something—anything—to stop the climate crisis. But we feel paralyzed by our fear, by our anxiety, by our sense of being overpowered by this abstraction called “the climate.” We’re also paralyzed by our suspicion that we’re utterly alone in our despair. 

Addressing artists, entertainers, and influencers in Hollywood.
Addressing artists, entertainers, and influencers in Hollywood.

I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and although you may feel paralyzed, you are not powerless. 

Instead of hiding, you can grieve your losses—including the nice, regular future you thought you had—and accept your terror, anger, guilt, and other feelings. As a therapist, I know that this work is not optional if we are going to mount the heroic effort needed to save humanity. Once you have processed your feelings, you can bring your whole self—your skills, resources, and passion to the Climate Emergency Movement. 

My book supports you in this transformation. It helps you face and process your fears, and it guides you through your grief. It urges you to go “all in for all life;” to become the climate warrior we need to save our home, and to bring others in your life along in this “All Hands On Deck” mobilization.

Onward!  

Note: all proceeds from Transform Yourself with Climate Truth will go to Climate Mobilization Project, The Climate Mobilization's 501c(3) affiliate.

Update: First Excerpt Published-- and shared over 3500 times! 

Update: Margaret's psychological perspective featured in the New York Times! 

My Blog-- The Climate Psychologist
My Blog-- The Climate Psychologist

Risks and challenges

There is already a complete draft, but piloting the self-assessment survey and discussion group formats will help me make the tools even more useful.

The biggest challenge will be to get the book adequately "seeded" so it can grow organically and reach millions of people.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Early Ebook

    Be one of the first readings of Transform Yourself with Climate Truth!

    Includes:
    • Early access to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Ebook
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    106 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Pilot Self Assessment Survey

    Margaret has developed a self-assessment survey to help people find their place in the Climate Emergency Movement. This survey is ready for people to take, test and give feedback. We think this tool can make a BIG impact and we would love to have your support with it.

    Includes:
    • Self Assessment Survey
    • Early access to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Ebook
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Hard Copy (paperback)

    Hold Transform Yourself with Climate truth in your hands. Share it with friends! Paperback. Shipping included.

    Includes:
    • Hard Copy (Paperback) of Transform Yourself with Climate Truth
    • All of the Above
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    135 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 51 or more About US$ 51

    5 Early Ebooks to share.

    The book is going to be published by New Society press in March, 2020.
    However-- in August, I will share PDF with Kickstarter supporters. Share it with your friends and family! Read the book 6 mo early!

    Includes:
    • Early access to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Ebook
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Support The Project

    This is for people who believe in this project and want to help make it a reality.
    Your contribution will be recognized in several ways!

    Includes:
    • All of the Above
    • Signed Book (Paperpack)
    • Listed as a supporter in book.
    • Thank You Tweet
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    61 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 101 or more About US$ 101

    10 Early Ebooks

    Get the early book 6 months before official publication in March, 2020!
    Share with friends and family. Will arrive as a PDF.

    Includes:
    • 10× Early access to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Ebook
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Group Discussion and T shirt!

    All of the above, PLUS participate a Pilot Group Discussion to help Margaret develop various discussion formats and tools to offer to readers. You’ll also get an official The Climate Mobilization t-shirt!

    Includes:
    • Group Discussion with Margaret
    • Signed Book (Paperpack)
    • 10× Early access to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth Ebook
    • The Climate Mobilization T Shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Pilot group discussion

    Margaret is developing various therapeutic discussion formats and tools to offer to readers. In these discussions you will share your feelings, find support and learn where to plug into the movement. Take part in one of these and help her and her team refine the process. These will take place virtually and in NYC.

    Includes:
    • All of the Above
    • Group Discussion with Margaret
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    Personal Coaching Session with Margaret

    90 minute, one-on-one climate truth coaching discussion led by Margaret, via videoconference, phone or in person in New York City.

    Topics will include:

    1) Facing climate truth
    2) processing your feelings
    3) assessing your skills and highest-leverage points of action.
    4)A personal introduction to an organization to further your climate leadership growth.

    Includes:
    • All of the Above
    • Personal Coaching Session with Margaret
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    Bring Margaret to your Group

    Reckon with climate truth together! Margaret will offer her unique brand of group climate psychology and leadership consulting to your organization or workplace, family or friends. Bring a group of up to 8 friends, family, coworkers--whomever you choose-- together for a 2 hour group discussion that will cover 1) Processing your feelings ; 2) Assessing your skills ; and 3) Figuring out where to plug into the mobilization.

    Can be delivered live in NYC or through video conference.

    Includes:
    • All of the Above
    • Group Discussion with Margaret
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)