Environmental Justice: The Road Less Travelled, a public forum

2012-04-18 by

Students and faculty with the UAA Department of Philosophy hosted a public forum on climate change and ethics. Among their question:
Why should we care about welfare policies for food animals?
Can technology promote justice?
How are libraries responding to climate change?

Student Rachel Wintz emceed the evening, introducing speakers in this order:
(4:02) Alex Parker, UAA student
(9:40) Dr. Candace Croney, animal sciences, Purdue University
(38:26) Dr. Dane Smith, ethics, University of Montana
(1:04:30) Q and A with audience
(1:45:10) Close with Colin Walker, UAA student

This podcast was recorded Friday, April 13, 2012.

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For More Information:

UAA Dept. of Philosophy
Dr. Candace Croney
Purdue University contact page
Mansfield Center for Ethics, U of Montana
Dr. Dane Scott
U of Montana bio page

Climate Ethics Public Symposium Part 2: Chrisoula Andreou

2011-09-29 by

The Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference hosted a free, public symposium Sept. 8, 2011, asking four senior philosophers to engage the question, “How should we think about climate change?”

Second up that evening was Chrisoula Andreou, Philosophy professor from the University of Utah. Andreou studies human procrastination, and in this talk, applied it to environmental effects.

Our seemingly trivial individual actions, like driving a car or not recycling, hardly seem significant enough to have devastating effects. So, we manage to put off changing this behavior, even if we wish to minimize our human impacts on the environment. We manage to do this because each individual act is so trivial.

In this talk, she suggests ways that we can limit that procrastination: implementation intentions and deadlines.

This talk was recorded on Sept. 8, 2011.

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For More Information:

Climate Ethics Public Symposium
Website and poster for Symposium
Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress
Conference website
Philosopher Chrisoula Andreou
Bio page, University of Utah