May 25, 2022
Facing up to a climate crisis is a lot to handle. We have to push for the rapid deployment of solutions to mitigate more warming and greater damage. We have to adapt to warming that has already occurred and will be coming soon. And we need to repair loss and damage that people around the globe have already suffered. But as denial and inaction still blocks necessary efforts and planetary destruction is constantly on display in our news feeds, how do we process the complex emotions that inevitably follow? In her new book, Dr. Britt Wray aims to answer that question. Dr. Wray is a Human and Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. She the creator of the weekly newsletter about “staying sane in the climate crisis” Gen Dread and author of the new book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis. She joins the show this week to help us unpack many of the complexities that are unfolding in the climate community and beyond - focusing on how we deal with the litany of emotions in the healthiest ways possible and use our emotions to fight for a better future and fight against doomerism.
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