The Ethics of Climate Change

On June 5th, the Wychwood Circle turn their attention to this big issue on anyone’s radar: whether climate change matters, and if so what we should do about it – both as citizens who vote and as individuals with our daily lifestyle choices.

All are welcome to join us in Wychwood Library at 7pm on June 5th for a talk by the recently retired White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford, John Broome, followed by an open discussion.

As well as an academic, John Broome has been Lead Author for the Assessment Reports for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). You can read a devastating account of just what the second of these is about here (pp 8-11). Professor Broome knows his economics too, as is clear from his 2012 book Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World, where he begins with the science, and goes on to the moral arguments: justice and fairness, public and private morality, and how to value population changes.

The Ethics of Climate Change
For more information on forthcoming events please visit: www.wychwoodcircle.org