Fall 2014 Series Climate Change: The Philosophical Issues

Event Date: October 22, 2014

Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice
Roman Frigg (London School of Economics)

Should we take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, or should we continue our current practices and leave it to future generations to adapt to the effects of climate change? Opinions on this issue are divided. In this lecture I explain the terms of the debate in plain English (no knowledge of either climate science or economics is presupposed), and defend what I think is the most reasonable position.

Each October, the Department of Philosophy at Western initiates a public speakers’ series at the London Public Library (Central Branch, 251 Dundas St, Stevenson & Hunt room, 1st Floor). 7:00 p.m.