How does climate change affect our mental health? Millions around the world are suffering from anxiety and grief directly related to environmental challenges. Expanding on her hit TED Talk with almost 2 million views, BRITT WRAY covers everything from the post traumatic stress that comes with the rise of extreme weather events, to the 12 strategies for coping with pandemics and anxiety—giving you the tools and strategies we all need to face the world’s biggest challenges.
As a science storyteller, broadcaster, and author, Wray’s work is at the forefront of science, technology, and ethics surrounding environmentalism. Pandemics and biodiversity collapse are not the stuff of science fiction anymore. Wray’s groundbreaking and accessible work brings the psychological impacts of the Coronavirus and climate crisis to the forefront—helping us understand how the world is changing and what that means for us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Currently a host on CBC Radio 1’s flagship science show Quirks and Quarks, Wray is also developing a documentary with CBC’s legendary science program The Nature of Things. The New Yorker named her first book Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction a “book we loved” and The Sunday Times called it a “must-read.” By making science accessible and illuminating its possible consequences, Wray’s writing, broadcasting, and talks help us understand how the world is changing, creating a rich space for conversation about how each of us can respond to those changes.
As co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World, Wray answers big questions about the future on a biweekly basis, discussing new technoogical developments and trends. She is also directing a documentary series with the National Film Board of Canada about personal genomics. A 2019 TED Resident, Wray has a PhD in Science Communication and Synthetic Biology from the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, and also holds a BSc (Hon) in Biology from Queen’s University and an Interdisciplinary MA from OCAD University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism.
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