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Posted on: March 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Earth Month Library Speaker Series April 6 at Pepperdine University


The Earth Month Malibu Library Speaker Series Explores How to Cope with Climate Change Anxiety, April 6 at Pepperdine University

The City of Malibu, Pepperdine University and the Malibu Library are partnering to host a special Earth Malibu Library Speaker Series on April 6 featuring climate scientist and author Dr. Britt Wray discussing how we can manage climate change anxiety. 

The event is part of Pepperdine's annual Climate Calling Conference and takes place on Thursday, April 6, 5:00 PM at Pepperdine’s Elkins Auditorium on the Pepperdine campus in Malibu (enter on Seaver Drive at Malibu Canyon Road). See map and directions. Space is limited for this free event, and RSVPs are required online or by calling the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.  

Dr. Wray's revolutionary scientific research on the psychological toll of climate change, outlined in her book “Generation Dread,” reveals the surprising truth that acknowledging and dealing with climate anxiety helps us find purpose, avoid burnout, and solve both mental health and ecological problems. 

A ground-breaking researcher and storyteller, Dr. Wray is a growing voice around the mental health effects of climate change. She is a writer, broadcaster, and creator of the weekly climate newsletter “Gen Dread.” She is a TED Resident and speaker and was a guest host of the CBC science show “Quirks and Quarks” as well as co-host of the BBC podcast “Tomorrow’s World.” Her previous book, “Rise of the Necrofauna,” was described as a “must-read” by The Sunday Times, and The New Yorker called it one of the best books of the year. 

Dr. Wray has a PhD in Science Communication from the University of Copenhagen and is an advisor to the Good Energy Project for climate storytelling and the Climate Mental Health Network.

See all of the City’s Earth Month events and resources on the webpage.  

About the Series

Launched in 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series is a program in partnership with the Malibu Library, part of LA County Library, and the City of Malibu. It features experts, authors, and other notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.