Britt Wray
Psychological impacts of climate change (2019)

We are happy to invite you to a talk and conversation with science storyteller and author Britt Wray.

The talk will take place at Primer on Tuesday the 12th of November 2019 from 4pm-7pm.

For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world. Britt will be speaking on the psychological and social impacts of environmental changes that are putting a burden on mental health. As weather patterns, seismic activities, soil qualities, access to freshwater, species diversity, temperatures and much more change around us, people are increasingly forced to deal, not only with material changes, but also new forms of psycho-socio-spiritual crisis. In her talk Britt will outline specific examples of how the mental health of individuals and communities is impacted by climate change. By starting with concrete examples from our present moment, Britt will outline a future oriented look towards how climate change might implicate new directions of mental, social and spiritual development across larger populations.

Britt Wray is a broadcaster and author researching emerging science, technology and the ethical issues they open up. She tells stories about what she finds via podcasting, radio, TV, interactive documentary, print and public speaking. Britt has a PhD in science communication from Copenhagen University, is the author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction, co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World and TED Resident. Britt regularly gives talks to diverse audiences on topics such as: the societal and ethical implications of synthetic biology, gene-editing (human and non-human), de-extinction, the psychological-social-spiritual impacts of climate change, and other emerging trends shaping the future of life. Britt has previously spoken at Primer and Aquaporin on possible futures and implications of current trajectories of synthetic biology.