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Britt Wray: Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis

Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:00 PM

When: June 16, 2022

Where: ZOOM

20220616 20220616 America/Los_Angeles Britt Wray: Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis Please join KPFA for a very special Zoom Event on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00pm when we welcome Britt Wray and her new book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, in conversation with KPFA’s Sabrina Jacobs. “…Wray proves to be consistently empathetic. Climate activists feeling near the end of their rope will find this full of wisdom.” Kirkus … Continued ZOOM

Please join KPFA for a very special Zoom Event on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00pm when we welcome Britt Wray and her new book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, in conversation with KPFA’s Sabrina Jacobs.

“…Wray proves to be consistently empathetic. Climate activists feeling near the end of their rope will find this full of wisdom.” Kirkus Reviews

Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis is an impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption.

 

Climate and environment-related fears and anxieties are on the rise everywhere. As with any type of stress, eco-anxiety can lead to lead to burnout, avoidance, or a disturbance of daily functioning.

In Generation Dread, Britt Wray seamlessly merges scientific knowledge with emotional insight to show how these intense feelings are a healthy response to the troubled state of the world. The first crucial step toward becoming an engaged steward of the planet is connecting with our climate emotions, seeing them as a sign of humanity, and learning how to live with them. We have to face and value eco-anxiety, Wray argues, before we can conquer the deeply ingrained, widespread reactions of denial and disavowal that have led humanity to this alarming period of ecological decline.

It’s not a level playing field when it comes to our vulnerability to the climate crisis, she notes, but as the situation worsens, we are all on the field—and unlocking deep stores of compassion and care is more important than ever. Weaving in insights from climate-aware therapists, critical perspectives on race and privilege in this crisis, ideas about the future of mental health innovation, and creative coping strategies, Generation Dread brilliantly illuminates how we can learn from the past, from our own emotions, and from each other to survive—and even thrive—in a changing world.

BRITT WRAY is a writer and broadcaster researching the emotional and psychological impacts of the climate crisis. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she investigates the mental health consequences of ecological disruption. She holds a PhD in science communication from the University of Copenhagen. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian and Globe and Mail, among other publications.

Sabrina Jacobs is the host/producer of A Rude Awakening Climate Crisis show on KPFA Radio Berkeley, CA.

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