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SVCRM Seminar Series: The Misunderstood Risks of Climate Change

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
The Science and Values in Climate Risk Management seminar series will address the scientific and ethical sides of climate change research, policy analysis and the management of climate risks. The seminars take place at 4 p.m. on select Thursdays. Registration for these free events is required.
Nov. 5 SPEAKER: Dale Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine, and Affiliated Professor of Bioethics in the School of Global Public Health, and Director, Center for Environmental and Animal Protection.
The Misunderstood Risks of Climate Change
In this talk I suggest that the significance of two of the most important risks of climate change are misunderstood. Political risks matter because the very future of liberal societies and democratic governance are in jeopardy; existential risks matter because they feed political risks, and because they threaten the very sources of meaning in our lives. Together, existential and political risks contribute to and reflect our sense of powerlessness. 
The webinar series is hosted by the Rock Ethics Institute and the Center for Climate Risk Management. For more information, visit the Rock Ethics Institute’s events calendar or contact Casey Helgeson, assistant research professor, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, at