Welcome to We Can Fix It!

A climate scientist on facing the climate crisis with facts, feelings, and action

What is We Can Fix It?

Are you feeling scared, overwhelmed, and/or alone in the climate crisis? Then this monthly newsletter written by your friendly neighborhood climate scientist (that’s me!) is for you.

Every month, in a lively 8-minute read, you’ll get a friendly, expert update straight to your inbox. I’ll curate the best of the latest research, culture, and inspiration to produce a literary treat containing the three ingredients we need to fix climate change:

  • Facts: myth-busting, independent fact-checking, explainers, highlighting what the latest studies mean for you, separating greenwash from real action.

  • Feelings: this isn’t what I was taught in grad school, but I’ve figured out that the way to go from feeling freaked out to empowered is by embracing all the feels about the planetary mess we’re in. It’s also how we can find our personal climate calling, support each other in community, and find joy along the way. Yay!

  • Action: evidence-based advice on what YOU can do that really makes a difference (and what you can stop worrying about), from your own daily life all the way up to how you can affect systems of culture, politics, money, and power.

We’re building a community of people who are inspired and empowered to help fix climate change, by doing things you enjoy, as part of the busy life you already lead. Join us!

Who am I?

Hej! I’m Kim Nicholas. I’m glad you’re here!

I’m a climate scientist on a mission to help stabilize the climate fast, while making life on Earth better for people and nature.

I could really use your help, which is why I started this newsletter. :)

I’m an Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden. I’ve published more than 50 peer-reviewed studies on climate and sustainability. I earned my PhD in Environment and Resources from Stanford University in 2009.

In a parallel universe, I might have been a winegrower in my hometown of Sonoma, California.

I’m also the author of a new book, UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE (out March 23, 2021). This book is my manifesto about how we got into this mess, and how we’ll get through and out of it together. Plus some stories about wine, complicated family legacies, and finding low-carbon love on Tinder. I’d be truly tickled if you wanted to pre-order it.

If you’d like, you can read more about my research, teaching, and speaking, check out my media appearances and profiles in places like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Elle, listen to a playlist of recent interviews on the BBC, NPR, and podcasts, or follow me on Twitter.

Thanks for being here!