Fishbowl Discussion of 'The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming'

Monday, October 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
Event Type
Lecture - Speaker
Contact
Danielle Kane
3748
Department
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture
Link
https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=11818

In his best-selling book "The Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells paints a stark, even apocalyptic portrait of the future. Led by Holy Cross faculty Kendy Hess, Brake Smith Associate Professor of Social Philosophy and Ethics; Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology; Katherine Kiel, professor of economics; and Sarah Mitchell, associate professor of biology, this discussion will summarize and assess the claims made in the book, reflect on how to sustain hope under such challenging circumstances, and ask how we should live in light of what's predicted.
 
In a fishbowl-style discussion, chairs are set in concentric circles. A small group sits in the center ring and participates in a moderated discussion while audience seated in the outer circles observes. Later, the discussion is opened to all for comments and questions. 
 
Haven't read the book? See David Wallace-Wells' related article in New York Magazine. 
 
The event is co-sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, Environmental Studies, and the Office of Class Deans.

Categories: Environmental Studies,McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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