"In the course of a single year, University of Maine climate scientist
Jacquelyn Gill lost both her mother and her stepfather. She struggled with
infertility, then during research in the Arctic, she developed embolisms in
both lungs, was transferred to an intensive care unit in Siberia and nearly
died. She was airlifted back home and later had a hysterectomy. Then the
Her trials and her perseverance, she said, seemed to make her a magnet for
emails and direct messages on Twitter “asking me how to be hopeful, asking me,
like, what keeps me going?”
Gill said she has accepted the idea that she is “everybody’s climate midwife”
and coaches them to hope through action.
Hope and optimism often blossom in the experts toiling in the gloomy fields of
global warming, COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease.
How climate scientists like Gill or emergency room doctors during the height of
the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain
hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people dealing with a world going off the
rails, psychologists said."
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