Clayton Aldern | The Weight of Nature
Sun 21 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The climate emergency is changing us from the inside out. Award-winning neuroscientist Clayton Aldern uses ground-breaking research to document a largely unreported public health crisis: the warming climate is affecting our brains and bodies as well as the planet. Discover how through empathy, compassion, and a new understanding of intimacy with the natural world, we can adapt to a climate-changed planet.
In conversation with writer and broadcaster Sophie McBain.
Venue: TTP Stage (Cambridge Union)
Duration: 1 hour
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Clayton Page Aldern is an award-winning neuroscientist turned environmental journalist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Economist and Grist, where he is a senior data reporter. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a master’s in neuroscience and a master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford. He is also a research affiliate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington.
Sophie McBain is a contributing writer at The New Statesman magazine and writes on psychology, society and the science of us.