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2:00 - 2:55 PM (EST)

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Dr. Renée Lertzman

Climate Psychologist and Author

She pursued a Master of Arts in environmental communications at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she worked with renowned researchers in rhetoric, geography, anthropology, and psychology. She then went on to complete my PhD at the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences in the UK. Her PhD focused on people living in the Great Lakes region, leading to her premise of the “myth of apathy.” It also sparked the topic for her TED Talk in 2019 on why we need to focus first and foremost on “attuning” to the very real anxieties, ambivalence and aspirations many of us are experiencing, the “double binds” that can leave many feeling stalled out and paralyzed, and what to do about it.


Presentation: Becoming Guides: The psychology of climate leadership

Dr. Tessa Hill

Professor at College of Letters and Science at UCDavis; Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Professor at Bodega Marine Laboratory; Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute

Research interests include climate change, both past and present, and understanding the response of marine species to environmental perturbation. Tessa leads an industry-academic partnership to understand the consequences of ocean acidification on shellfish farmers on the Northern California coast.

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