The Ethics of Climate Change Panel Discussion
Amidst all the political and policy debate, the technical discussions and the controversies surrounding the science vs the sceptics, it is easy to forget the human impacts of the choices we make. Not just the big choices regarding policy, energy and infrastructure but the daily choices we face: what to buy, whether to travel, how to live. Must we fail to tackle the climate problem if we fail to change the way we think and act?
A panel of Peter Singer, Kartikeya Sarabhai and Tim Soutphommasane grapple with the ethics of our changing environment.
Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist and human rights advocate. From 2013 to 2018 he was Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. His previous books include Reclaiming Patriotism, The Virtuous Citizen, Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From and I’m Not Racist But... He has been a columnist for the Age and the Weekend Australian.
Keynote Speaker: Kartikeya Sarabhai is the Founding Director of the Centre for Environment Education, India.
Peter Singer is a philosopher and author of over 25 books on ethics. He is best known for Animal Liberation, widely credited with starting the animal rights movement.