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An impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption. 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.
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. She has hosted several podcasts, radio and TV programs with the BBC and CBC, is a TED Resident, and writes Gen Dread, a newsletter about staying sane in the climate crisis: gendread.substack.com.
Sarah Jaquette Ray is Chair and Professor of the Environmental Studies Department at California Polytechnic University, Humboldt. She is a leading voice on climate emotions, particularly among Gen Z. Her recent book, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet, explores the science of climate emotions and is written as an existential toolkit for the climate generation. Sarah speaks extensively on climate justice and emotions, and has written on this topic for the LA Times, The Scientific American, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Zocalo Public Square, Edge Effects, Resilience, and other venues. She is working on a book on the psychology of the climate movement in climate education, as well as a project focusing on the racial politics of climate emotions.