"Morality and Climate Change"
Axel Gosseries (University of Louvain), Peter Singer (Princeton University, ), Jeremy Moss (University of Melbourne, ), Axel Gosseries (University of Louvain)

February 21, 2013, 5:00am - 6:30am
Social Justice Initiative, The University of Melbourne

Elizabeth Murdoch theatre

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“Morality and Climate Change”
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.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 | 6.00pm

Theatre A, Elizabeth Murdoch building
The University of Melbourne
Location map http://maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/134>
Admission is free
Bookings are required
Seating is limited

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