Climate Campaigner + YouTube Creator Jack Harries Launches SEAT AT THE TABLE: LET’S TALK ABOUT CLIMATE ANXIETY On May 12 + 19
Fresh from completing his journey to COP26, climate campaigner and YouTube creator Jack Harries has set out on a new, more personal journey. As climate anxiety begins to gain worldwide attention, Jack wants to find out how it affects our mental health, and what we can do about it.
In this two-part special, Jack reflects on his own personal experience of climate-anxiety and sets out to find some answers from experts and young people across the globe. Together they discover how to come to terms with these feelings, and how for some they can even become a positive force for change.
In episode 1 Jack gets to grips with how the climate crisis is impacting our mental health, speaking to experts such as psychotherapist Caroline Hickman who conducted the world's largest study on climate anxiety in young people and Clover Hogan who founded Force of Nature in response to the growing climate anxiety she saw in her generation. Jack also meets with Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, inspirational primary school teacher Shelley Tokar and Umbrella Academy actor & UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Aidan Gallagher, before hearing from Mitzi Jonelle Tan and Charlotte Alcala, two young people living on the very front lines of climate change in the Philippines.
Episode 2 sees Jack explore what it is we can do about climate anxiety. Heading to Iceland to find out how a nation is dealing with their grief in the face of a constant reminder of climate change, Jack meets with Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and mountain guide Maja Rúnarsdóttir. Back in the UK Inspired by the people he met in Iceland, and how they have acknowledged their loss and found a way to move forward Jack talks with fellow activist Daze Aghaji plus influential climate campaigner, Scarlett Westbrook from Teach the Future, who has been lobbying to incorporate climate change education into the curriculum.
The series is made by the multi award-winning Studio Silverback, producers of David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet and Prince William’s The Earthshot Prize.
Pictured: Maja Rúnarsdóttir & Jack Harries; Jack Harries & Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Episodes 1 & 2 of SATT: Let’s Talk About Climate Anxiety premiere on 12th & 19th May on Real Stories.