Please join in on the George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture on April 3rd! This is the second lecture in the series focused on Indigenous Environmental Studies and Science.
Kyle Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities and Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University
Is Time Running Out to Stop Climate Change? The Problems and Possibilities of Acting “Urgently” in an Unjust World
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 3:30-4:00 Refreshments, 4:00-5:00 Lecture; 041 Haldeman, Dartmouth College
Description: Recent scientific reports, internationally and in the U.S., send warnings that stronger actions must be taken to address dangerous climate change. Yet what if advocating for urgency is the wrong approach? The Indigenous climate justice movement has called for a different way of framing the risks of climate change. Indigenous peoples emphasize the perils of crisis thinking, and instead offer practical alternatives for action that focus on ethical relationships that are often absent in literature and media on climate change, including consent, reciprocity, accountability, and responsibility. From the reform of climate science to direct actions against dirty energy, this presentation highlights why the Indigenous climate justice movement has mattered and offers an important vision for the future of our relationships to the environment.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.
Free and open to the public.