How not to save the planet

A session at Skeptics on the Fringe 2013

Saturday 3rd August, 2013

7:50pm to 8:50pm (GMT)

Climate change presents us with a pressing challenge. A global consensus accepts that human activity is responsible for climate change and its associated dangers. However, there is disagreement on how best to address this challenge.

Should we live within an ‘environmental footprint’?

Should we promote the ‘polluter pays principle’?

Should we focus more on adaptation rather than conservation?

Thom critically examines these and other questions and argues that most policy solutions are unsatisfactory and that climate change may pose a greater challenge than often thought.

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Thom Brooks

Reader in Law at Durham University Law and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

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Time 7:50pm8:50pm GMT

Date Sat 3rd August 2013

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  • Punishment
  • New Waves in Ethics
  • The Global Justice Reader

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