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The Climate Baby


For an increasing number of people, a warming world is affecting their decisions about whether or not to have kids.  As the conversation about parenting amidst climate change heats up, we meet activists, journalists, caregivers, parents and prospective parents, ethicists, and scientists who are unpacking this growing trend.

Climate Baby Dilemma


Deciding whether to have a child is an emotionally fraught and deeply personal process. Deciding amid increasingly dire warnings about climate change makes it even more daunting. This film explores the state of what to expect when you’re expecting climate change. Following our founder, Dr. Britt Wray, as she delves into this multi-faceted issue, we encounter a diverse and fascinating array of women at the forefront of this field.


Britt Wray
"The Climate baby Dilemma is an important film to help young people navigate the complex personal decisions many are struggling with due to the climate crisis. Through intimate, relatable stories, the film powerfully conveys the question about parenting choices and offers educators a useful tool to help students explore this issue."

- Climate Mental Health Network

"The film covers an emotionally charged topic in a deeply respectful and honest way, and I'd highly recommend it as an educational tool for anyone looking to explore meaningful conversations about childbearing in a changing world."

- Elizabeth Bechard, Senior Policy Analyst for Moms Clean Air Force and author of "Parenting in a Changing Climate"

"[Victoria Lean] approached the topic thoughtfully, inclusively, and with eyes wide open to the potential pitfalls of the various arguments... A really great unpacking of a very difficult topic."

- The Environmental Urbanist

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The Discussion Guide

For individuals and organizations hosting screenings of The Climate Baby Dilemma, this guide is framework of key themes addressed by the film along with questions and prompts for discussion. We hope this resource will be a useful tool in your efforts to convene critical conversations about climate-mental health and reproductive anxiety, along with what can be done about it. 


  • Dr. Britt Wray, Author of Generation Dread & Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Payton Mitchell, Activist & Co-Founder, Climate Strike Canada

  • Emma Lim, Activist & Founder, #NoFutureNoChildren

  • Aliénor Rougeot, Climate Justice Activist & Co-Founder, Fridays for Future Toronto

  • Dr. Jade Sasser, Associate Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, UC Riverside

  • Sarain Fox, Anishinaabe Activist & Filmmaker

  • Josephine Ferorelli and Meghan Kallman, Co-Founders of Conceivable Future

  • Dr. Renée Lertzman, Climate Psychologist

  • Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Activist & Executive Director, David Suzuki Foundation


Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, Silver Winner

US International Awards, Gold Camera, Social Issues

Yorkton Film Festival, Golden Sheaf for Best Documentary POV

Worldfest Houston, Gold, Long/Short Documentary



Environmental Film & Screenplay Festival

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival

Films for Future

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