Inner Sustainability Talks #1 | Mental Health in Climate Science

Are you worried about the state of the world? How do you deal with data on deconstruction and loss in our natural world? How do you keep yourself energized and engaged?

Organised by Impulse

Thu 25 April 2019 20:00 to 22:00

Venue Impulse, building number 115

In an open dialogue, scientists from the fields of climate and nature conservation will open-heartedly share their struggles with these kinds of questions in their scientific career and personal life. Confirmed speakers so far are Dr. Henk Eskes who works for the Royal Dutch Meteorology Institute (KNMI) and Prof. dr. Michiel Wallis de Vries who teaches at the WUR department Ecology and Insect protection.

The emotional aspect of facing the crisis we are in, is getting increasing attention and recognition, spurring the recent introduction of terms like 'CLIMATE DEPRESSION', 'ECO-ANXIETY' and 'LANDSCAPE PAIN'.

How do we deal with 'sad data' without going crazy? Let's talk about Mental Health in Climate Science!

This dialogue is the first event of a three-tiered lecture series on "Inner Sustainability". Entrance is free. On May 14 and May 28 two more Inner Sustainability talks will follow with inspiring talks and discussions.