Charlotte Venner believes in the power of clear, beautiful language to convey the urgency of climate change.
A lover of natural history with a background in literature and law, Charlotte began her career understanding that climate change posed the greatest threat to the causes she cared about, and language was essential to unlocking climate awareness and cultural change.
As Content Specialist at Probable Futures, Charlotte provides research, writing, editorial and content support to the Probable Futures platform and other tools. Working alongside editorial, design, product, science, and communication teams, she uses language to help bridge the gap between climate science and culture.
Charlotte holds a B.A. in English Literature from Barnard College of Columbia University and an L.L.M. in Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh, where she focused on the intersection of climate change, human rights, and humanitarian law.
As a generalist who has always been drawn towards the overlap of climate change and other disciplines, Charlotte appreciates that Probable Futures approaches climate change and its impacts as intrinsically linked to humanity and civilization, and is especially proud of the Planetary Balance chapter of the Heat volume.
Charlotte lives in New York City, where she enjoys painting, baking exciting bread, and walking the neighborhood with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, Brewster. Outside of her work at Probable Futures, Charlotte is writing and illustrating her first children’s book with a friend from her neighborhood in Queens.