UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: The psychology of climate inaction - London

External Event - Nov to 12th Oct 2019

About the lecture:

The human race faces the greatest peril in its 3-million year history, with the twin disasters of global heating and biosphere collapse rushing towards us at high speed. If an asteroid were predicted to impact the Earth 50 years hence then our entire focus would be on deflecting it. We are, however, strangely inactive about the ecological crisis, even though it severely shortens the life expectancy of our own children. Why is this? This talk explores the psychology of climate inaction, taking both an individual and a societal perspective and exploring whether we can overcome it before it’s too late.

About the speaker:

Kate Jeffery is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL

Originally medically trained, Kate Jeffery is a neuroscientist researching how the brain represents complex space, with a particular focus on three dimensional space, and the internal “sense of direction”. She heads the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL, and is co-director of the electrophysiology company Axona Ltd. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Fellow and Vice-President of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. She is currently interested in climate change and how to stop it.

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 GMT


Darwin Lecture Theatre

044: Darwin Building

Gower Street



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