The current impacts of anthropogenic climate change have been disastrous; its projected impacts, if we do not to prevent them, will be one of humanity’s greatest moral failings. Millions will starve as arable land turns to desert, become refugees as their homelands and ways of life sink below the ocean, die in wars for increasingly scarce resources such as water, and many more calamities that should irk any moral mind.

Morality and ethics may be a call for action for private citizens and activists, but exactly what morality’s role in activism isn’t clear.

Is there a moral obligation? What ethical theory can we use to justify this obligation? Does it include everybody in the world, or does it exclude some? Is it right to use some people as a means for the end of preventing climate change? How far does the obligation require us to go? How much of our lives are we required to give up for the obligation? Does the obligation include extremism?

Join us to discuss the role of morality in eco-activism!

📅 Wednesday, 13th of march
⏰ 16:00 – 17:00 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
📍 EZONE NORTH: [113] Industry Hub

➡ A Community of Inquiry is a method of group philosophy where the purpose is to arrive at a mutual understanding of the topic through asking questions and developing our reasoning The UWA Undergraduate Philosophy Society would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the landon which we will meet, Whadjuk boodja of the Noongar people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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EZONENTH: [113] Industry Hub