Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis

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Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Knopf Canada
Publish Date
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.32 X 9.37 X 1.07 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780735280724

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"The climate future can look bleak, and alarming, but those aren't the only ways to relate to it--or the only ways we will live through and experience it. Generation Dread is a marvelous exploration of many of the divergent, sometimes contradictory, sometimes paradoxical, but always human ways in which we navigate the effects of climate change, with ideas for how we might do so more productively and healthily in the future." --David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth

Dr. Britt Wray doesn't ever look away from the hard emotional truths of the climate crisis. But it's also exactly from this scary place that she is able to help us manifest something we all desperately need nowadays: strength. Generation Dread is a vital and deeply compelling read. --Adam McKay, award-winning writer, director and producer (Vice, Succession, Don't Look Up)

"In this intriguing and engaging work, Britt Wray explores the internal ecology of climate anxiety with insight and sensitivity. She shows finally that meaningful living is possible even in the face of that which threatens to extinguish life itself, and that addressing global climate change begins with attending to the climate within." --Dr. Gabor Maté, author of When the Body Says No

"A rare look at the internal work required to meaningfully confront the existential threats climate change poses to our institutions, our futures, and our selves. If you are ready to feel through eco-anxiety, grieve what's lost, and imagine what comes next, read this courageous book." --Naomi Klein, author of On Fire and This Changes Everything

What a gift. Generation Dread meets the unsettled soul with kinship and insight. In these brimming pages, Britt Wray guides us through the interior and interpersonal landscape of the climate crisis, helping us find a grounded, collective path forward in our tangled time. --Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, climate strategist and co-editor of All We Can Save