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The team


We began as seeds that were shed from Dr. Britt Wray's bestselling book on climate anxiety, Generation Dread. While writing the book, Britt started a Substack newsletter about “staying sane in the climate crisis called Gen Dread, which grew an impassioned following and attracted a team. After hearing from so many of our readers that they wanted programming and resources beyond the newsletter, and would even see these offerings as a lifeline, we decided to found Unthinkable as a place to offer just that.   



Britt Wray
Britt is the Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry, a research and action initiative focused on Community-minded Interventions for Resilience, Climate Leadership and Emotional wellbeing at the Stanford School of Medicine.


She's the author of two books, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, which was a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Award, and Rise of the Necrofauna: the Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction (Greystone Books 2017). She is the recipient of the 2023 Canadian Eco-Hero Award and a top award winner of the National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications, given by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Futures.


Britt holds a PhD in science communication from the University of Copenhagen and she completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford Medicine’s Center for Innovation in Global Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. As a practicing science communicator, she has hosted several podcasts, radio and TV programs with the BBC, NPR, CBC, and is a Canadian Screen Award winner.


She has spoken widely about climate change and mental health, including at TED and the World Economic Forum, has advised leaders in government and the corporate sector, and sits on multiple boards in the climate, mental health and cultural changemaking space. Her biggest passion is helping others find their purpose through the lens of climate emotions.

Dr. Britt Wray, PhD


Board of Directors

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Creative Council

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Youth Advisory Board

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Our Partners & Collaborators

Small Change Fund
Raffi Foundation
Climate Psychology Alliance
Good Grief Network
Climate Mental Health Network
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