Blanche Verlie is a multidisciplinary social scientist whose research investigates how people understand, experience, and respond to climate change, and how we might do this differently and better. She is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Verlie draws on feminist and multispecies philosophy to consider the complex, diverse and intimate ways that climate changes manifests in contemporary life, and how this analysis could inform more just and ecological modes of living in, with, and as the world. Her work focuses specifically on the ways climate change is felt, lived and imagined, such as the often visceral experiences of climate distress, and the unequal and unjust dimensions of this, as well as how this affective injustice can inspire regenerative forms of climate action. This work spans the areas and disciplines of climate change education, communication and activism, community disaster resilience and adaptation, as well as environmental politics, cultural geography, and environmental humanities. She is the author of Learning to Live with Climate Change: From Anxiety to Transformation (Routledge, 2021).

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