Fixing the Climate Crisis: Changing our Lightbulbs and Ourselves
Speaker: Brian Henning, Director, Gonzaga Climate Institute, Gonzaga University
What if we could tell ourselves a new story about climate change—and, in doing, so, alter our relationship to our planet?
With larger, longer wildfire seasons, heat domes, accelerating species extinction, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise, it’s increasingly clear that climate change isn’t something that’s about to happen—it’s here. But while the laundry list of problems wrought by climate change is well-known, too few talk about how our underlying worldview has led us to the brink.
In this presentation, ethicist Brian G. Henning will discuss how global warming itself is not the only problem—it’s a symptom of a larger issue concerning how we conceive of ourselves and our relationship to the natural world.