Climate Ethics and 'The Right to be Cold'
Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College)

November 3, 2020, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Research Group in Environmental & Animal Ethics (GRÉEA)

Montréal
Canada

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Université de Montréal

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This talk explores climate ethics through the lens of the 2015 book, The Right to be Cold. The book traces Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s journey from childhood through adulthood and describes her international advocacy on behalf of Canada’s Inuit communities, as well as Arctic peoples throughout the world. I argue that Watt-Cloutier’s account offers important lessons for climate ethics and climate justice, by highlighting the deeply contextual and relational dimensions of climate impacts; implicitly challenging highly abstract and ideal conceptions of justice; and at the same time, strategically deploying the notion of human rights to convey what is at stake for Arctic peoples in a changing climate.

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