Sally Weintrobe is a practising psychoanalyst and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. She is editor of ‘Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives,’ the first book of its kind to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. By introducing a psychoanalytic perspective, amongst others from the social sciences, the book explores questions such as what lies beneath the current widespread denial of climate change? how do we manage our feelings about climate change? As well as topics such as our great difficulty in acknowledging our true dependence on nature; the effects of living within cultures that have perverse aspects and the need to mourn before we can engage in a positive way with the new conditions we find ourselves in. Here she presents some personal insights along with material from this pioneering book.