What comes to mind when you think of the climate change conversation? Puffed-up academics? Militant hippies? Infuriating climate sceptics? Only ten years to save the world? Yep – it’s pretty overwhelming, pretty polarised, and we’re here to help you find a way through this ‘wicked problem’ of climate change. In this episode of TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious we’re joined by the legendary TEDxLondon speaker and neuroscientist specialising in polarisation, Dr. Kris De Meyer, who gives us the tools to disarm ourselves of limiting values and opinions and instead approach the climate crisis from a place of pure action. Tune into our most empowering episode to date with Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst where they explain why climate change is a wicked problem, debunk why the 2020 climate conversation feels so fragmented and hostile, and unpack the neuroscience at the centre of this polarising topic. Spoiler alert – it involves going on a journey to discover where your ‘agency’ and climate intersect. This week’s Climate Confessions? Engaging with strangers on climate, vowing to be less judgemental and struggling to sort the recycling.
For a full list of sources and further reading in this episode visit the TEDxLondon site: https://tedxlondon.com/news/climate-curious-why-theres-much-more-to-climate-action-than-reducing-your-carbon-footprint/