The EnvironMental Fix book: further reading

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If you enjoyed The EnvironMental Fix: How Reprogramming Your Mind Achieves Wellbeing and Resolves Climate Change book by James Golding and Leisa Golding, you may like to explore these additional resources about climate change and mental wellbeing.


Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, Peter Kalmus, 2017, New Society Publishers.

Detach Attach, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, 2017, Prajna Publication.

Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication, Lorraine Whitmarsh (editor), 2015, Routledge.

Know Your Mind, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, 2011, Prajna Publication.

Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr Viktor Emil Frankl, 1984, Simon & Schuster.

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living, Dr Russ Harris, 2007, Exisle Publishing Limited.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, Bea Johnson, 2013, Scribner.


Australian bushfires

Professor Nicholas Biddle, et al, “Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires,” Australian National University Centre for Social Research and Methods, February 2020, ANUPoll #32 (collected January 2020), doi:10.26193/S1S9I9

Freya Noble, “Government set to revise total number of hectares destroyed during bushfire season to 17 million,” 9NEWS, Australia, January 14, 2020,

Professor Chris Dickman, “More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires,” University of Sydney, January 8, 2020,

Climate change perceptions and climate anxiety

Matthew Goldberg, et al, “For the First Time, the Alarmed Are Now the Largest of Global Warming’s Six Americas,” Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, 2020,

American Psychology Association, “Majority of US Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today,” February 6, 2020,

Emission levels and Paris agreements

Report: US 2018 CO2 Emissions Saw Biggest Spike in Years,” BBC News, January 8, 2019,

Emily Holden, “Trump begins year-long process to formally exit Paris climate agreement,” The Guardian, November 5, 2019,

Leading Countries Blocked from Speaking at UN Climate Summit,” Financial Times, September 19, 2019, 

Julia Rosen, “Here’s How 6 Countries Are Stepping Up to Meet the Paris Climate Goals,” Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2019.

Commons Select Committee, “Government’s target for ‘net-zero’ by 2050 undeliverable unless clean growth policies introduced,” August 22, 2019,

Germanwatch, “Climate Change Performance Index: Results 2020,” December 2019,

Andrew Tillet, “Green tape review to speed up project approvals,” Australian Financial Review, October 29, 2019,

Environmental Protection Agency, “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data: Global Emissions by Economic Sector,” Source: IPCC, 2014,

Douglas Broom, “Australian homes are turning to solar power in record numbers,” World Economic Forum, May 10, 2019,

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, “Microsoft Will Be Carbon Negative by 2030,” January 16, 2020,

Michael Slezak, “Climate talks at COP25 a ‘disappointment’ as Australia gets special mention,” ABC News, December 16, 2019,

Pricing, market dynamics and economic system

Professor Vishaal Kishore, “Avoiding the simplicity trap,” Griffith Review, edition 51: Fixing the system,

Katherine White, “The Elusive Green Consumer,” Harvard Business Review, July-August 2019 Issue,

The World Bank, “Why price carbon?”,

Waste production and consumers

Susie Cagle, “Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it’s gone,” The Guardian News, June 24, 2019,

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, “Consumers have huge environmental impact,” Science Daily, February 24, 2016,

Michael Janda, “Australians’ Record Debt Is Making Us Work Longer, Spend Less,” ABC News, October 18, 2019,

Juliet Rieden, “Food Crusader (Ronni Kahn),” The Australian Women’s Weekly, May 2019,

Department of Environment and Energy, Australian Government, “Tackling Australia’s Food Waste,” Australia’s National Food Waste Baseline,

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Key facts on food loss and waste you should know!” SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction,

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Brochure,” Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste,

Consumption and happiness myth

Fiona Brannigan, “Dismantling the Consumption–Happiness Myth: A Neuropsychological Perspective on the Mechanisms that Lock Us in to Unsustainable Consumption,” in Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication by Lorraine Whitmarsh, Saffron O’Neill, and Irene Lorenzoni eds, 2011, London, UK: Earthscan, pp. 84–99, Google Scholar

Lorraine Whitmarsh, et al, “Who Is Reducing Their Material Consumption and Why? A Cross-cultural Analysis of Dematerialization Behaviours,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, June 13, 2017,

Adani coal mine

Lisa Cox, “Adani jobs explained: why there are new questions over Carmichael mine,” The Guardian, June 5, 2019,

Josh Robertson, “What we know about Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project,” ABC News, June 13, 2019

The Australia Institute, “Statement on the Announcement Adani Royalty Deal Delayed Again,” Media Release, November 29, 2019,

Airline industry and carbon offsets

International Air Transport Association, “More Connectivity and Improved Efficiency – 2018 Airline Industry Statistics Released,”

International Air Transport Association, “IATA Forecast Predicts 8.2 billion Air Travelers in 2037,” October 24, 2018,

Sharon Beder, “Carbon offsets can do more environmental harm than good,” The Conversation, May 28, 2014,

National wellbeing

Iceland puts wellbeing ahead of GDP in budget,” BBC News, December 3, 2019,

Nicola Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth,” BBC News, January 22, 2020,

John McLaren, “An Index of Social and Economic Wellbeing (ISEW) across 32 OECD countries – 2006 to 2018,” Scottish Trends, January 2020,

Mental health, psychology, and meditation

Britta K. Holzel et al, “Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala,” Social Cognitive and Effective Neuroscience, September 23, 2009,

Lilian Dindo, et al, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Behavioral Intervention for Mental Health and Medical Conditions,” Neurotherapeutics, 2017, July; 14(3): 546–553,

McManus S, Bebbington P, Jenkins R, Brugha T (eds), “Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey: Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, 2014,” NHS Digital, September 26, 2016, Leeds,

World Economic Forum, “The Global Risks Report 2019,” 14th Edition, 2019, Geneva,

World Health Organization, “Mental Health: Strengthening Our Response,” March 30, 2018,

Harvard Medical School, “Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature,” Harvard Health Publishing, July, 2018,

Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury, “What is Emotional Resilience and How to Build It?Positive Psychology, April 7, 2019,

Jenni Santi, “The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving,” Time,  August 4, 2017,

Growing your own food

Poppy Wise, “Grow Your Own,” The Australia Institute, March 31, 2014,

Marin Lissy, “Gardening Boom: 1 in 3 American Households Grow Food,” Farmer Food Share, June 15, 2017,

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