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Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series: Dale Jamieson

The Misunderstood Risks of Climate Change
by David Price Oct 08, 2020
When Nov 05, 2020
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where Virtual (Zoom)
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The Misunderstood Risks of Climate Change

 

Dale Jamieson

Dale Jamieson

Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy
NYU

Abstract: In this talk Jamieson suggests that the significance of two of the most important risks of climate change are misunderstood. Political risks matter because the very future of liberal societies and democratic governance are in jeopardy; existential risks matter because they feed political risks, and because they threaten the very sources of meaning in our lives. Together, existential and political risks contribute to and reflect our sense of powerlessness. The old environmentalism was a way of life as much as a search for solutions. It matters who we are and how we live, not just what we bring about.


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Dale Jamieson is  Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine, and Affiliated Professor of Bioethics in the School of Global Public Health, and Director, Center for Environmental and Animal Protection. His most recent book, with Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes and others, is Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy. He is now working on a second edition of his 2008 book, Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction.


The Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series hosts invited speakers to generate discussion bridging the scientific and ethical sides of climate change research. The speakers will present new ideas designed for an interdisciplinary audience.

This series is organized by the Center for Climate Risk Management and the Climate and Sustainability Ethics Initiative in the Rock Ethics Institute, which is convened by Casey HelgesonKlaus Keller, and Nancy Tuana.


This talk will be presented as a Zoom webinar. PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!