Morality and Climate Change

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • University of Melbourne
Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges to face humanity. At this event three philosophers will consider some of the most pressing moral issues posed by climate change.
Peter Singer “What did you do to save the planet? Climate change and individual responsibility” will consider the individual responsibilities that people have to act to save the planet.
Jeremy Moss “Exporting Harm” will discuss how fossil fuel exporting countries such as Australia have extra burdens in relation to their carbon budget.
Axel Gosseries will consider the importance of historical responsibility, "Does rejecting responsibility for historical emissions make a significant difference?"

Jeremy Moss is Director of the Social Justice Initiative University of Melbourne
Peter Singer, AC, is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics University Center for Human Values Princeton University and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Axel Gosseries Permanent Research Fellow, Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) Professor, Louvain University, Belgium.

When:  Thursday, 21 February 2013 | 6.00pm 

Where:  Theatre A, Elizabeth Murdoch building
The University of Melbourne
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Admission is free
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