Founder, Psychology for a Safe Climate Victoria
Carol Ride is a psychologist and founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate. This group of psychologists are helping professionals build awareness of how people emotionally deal with the idea of climate change as well as support people to face the issue.
Carol has worked as a therapist and trainer for more than 30 years in the field of couples and their relationships. She has been involved in the climate movement since 2006, and helped form a local community climate action group.
As well as explaining how to have difficult conversations on climate change, Carol can talk about the psychology of denialism, the risk to mental health for those experiencing the impact of climate change and the stress experienced by those working to limit global warming.
She is a mother and grandmother, and says this keeps her motivated to highlight the importance of climate change for future generations.