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Confronting Climate Change in a Perfect Moral Storm

April 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

Are ethicists asleep at the wheel in protecting planetary health? Global warming is intertwined with persistent problems of social justice, systemic racism, the U.S. history of colonial oppression, and the dominance of capitalist consumer norms over health and health care. Why are these bioethical injustices? Why are these issues still not a central concern for many? How can ethicists contribute to policy decisions and health and technological innovation to respond to the urgent challenges of climate change and environmental injustice?

In this final event in the Bioethics with Bigger Impact series, Nancy Tuana, Dupont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, and Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment, University of Washington will sort through these questions with Romy Opperman, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor-designate, Dept. of Philosophy, New School for Social Research.

Cosponsored by The Hastings Center and the University of Cincinnati Center for Public Engagement with Science.

The Hastings Center


  1. 4/12/2023
    It is always wise to have the conversation, any conversation that attempts to define a conflict accurately, and includes an end goal solution. As it so often is the case that man forgets that ALL things are related and this Einsteinian observation would include the virtual certainty of a super-natural, omnipotent entity, a master mind if you will, that supercedes ALL human thought, (the foremost essential energy), so to proceed. Some think that communication with this entity is unnecessary. This is the first error. Defining this entity with a shallow, socially unintelligent observation i.e., we are made in the image of this entity, is the defacto origin of EVERY conflict on this planet Earth and the second error. Correcting these first two errors will allow man to EVOLVE, our purpose for existing. Darwin, Tesla, Einstein, Gates, Jobs, among many, were angels SENT. We are SENTIENT for a reason. Namaste.

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