Dr. Casey Rentmeester: Climaxing Changes in Climate Change Thought

2012-11-13 by

Dr. Casey Rentmeester teaches in the Philosophy Dept. at UAA. At this event he highlights current changes in the field of environmental philosophy.

This podcast was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore. It was recorded on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.



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UAA Dept. of Philosophy
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Climate Changes: Alaska, the Arctic and our Global Environment

2012-02-23 by News, Sports, and Art

Learn about climate change with panelists Raymond Anthony (UAA department of philosophy), Walter Parker (55 years governing environmental issues in Alaska) and Richard Steiner (Environmental Sustainability Consulting/Oasis Earth) as they discuss discuss future developments of the Arctic.

Raymond Anthony—Food Security and “Wickedness” in Alaska
Walter Parker—Directions for the Arctic: Future Goals and Obstacles
Richard Steiner—Toward a Sustainable World: Shifting Geographical Boundaries

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore. This podcast was recorded on Feb. 23, 2012.



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Climate Ethics Works-In-Progress Conference: Philosopher Paul Thompson offers reactions

2011-10-11 by

After the two-day Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference (Sept. 8-9. 2011), we caught up with Michigan State University professor Paul Thompson to ask his reactions to participating in and listening to all the talks at the conference. What stood out for him? What advice did he have for graduate students and new professors pursuing philosophical questions related to climate research? Here are his reflections.

The Climate Ethics Works-In-Progress Conference was funded by the National Science Foundation and occurred Sept. 8-9, 2011 at UAA.



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Bio page, Michigan State University website
Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress
Conference website
Climate Ethics Public Symmposium
Symposium website, links to previews and presentations

Climate Ethics Public Symposium Part 4: Bryan Norton

2011-10-01 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?”

Fourth up that evening was Bryan Norton, a Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Norton says philosophers often want one right way of looking at an issue so they know how to act. But in fact, he tells the story of his own migration to a more pluralistic approach to the ethics of environmentalism, and how Aldo Leopold’s book, “Sand County Almanac,” helped him think about this.



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Climate Ethics Symposium
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Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference
Conference website

Climate Ethics Public Symposium Part 3: Paul Thompson

2011-10-01 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?”

Third up that evening was Paul Thompson, Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He works in biofuels and explains how technological movements need social networks to push them along a trajectory while competing networks push back. He explains this dynamic in relationship to ethanol, concluding that science needs to be steered toward ethical principles through oversight bodies.

This talk was recorded on Sept. 8, 2011.



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Cliimate Ethics Public Symposium
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Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress
Conference website
Philosopher Paul B. Thompson
Bio page, Michigan State University

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