Join the School of Geography for The Hayman Rooke Lecture in Environmental Humanities, ‘What do we talk about when we talk about climate?’
Climate change economics predominantly frames climate policy as an inter-generational problem, which requires current generations to sacrifice their own material well-being for the future, and makes environmental outcomes dependent on ethical, economic, and geo-physical considerations. In this lecture, Professor Armon Rezai will review the assumption and arguments underlying Utilitarian cost-benefit analysis and present mechanisms of avoiding the climate sacrifice. Refocusing the climate debate in this manner emphasizes conflicts within rather than between generations.
As part of the Institute for Science and Society seminar series, we are delighted to welcome Dr Martin Mahony to deliver a seminar around internationalism in the atmospheric sciences.