Mar 23: How Not to Save the Planet

With the ‘dire predictions’ of the IPCC report last October, the introduction of the Green New Deal in the new Congress, and the recent suggestion by author David Wallace-Wells that we have reached the 'Time to Panic', you are invited to a talk by Pitt political scientist Michael Goodhart as part of the 2019 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival:  
How Not to Save the Planet, A Core Conversation 
In this talk, Michael Goodhart will use the example of "kayaktivism" to illustrate why efforts to combat catastrophic climate transformation have mostly failed and reflect on how we might do better. Goodhart's key insight is that many scholars and activists have treated this as an argument, when it's really a fight.  Put differently, catastrophic climate transformation is not a scientific or a philosophical problem in Goodhart's view but, rather, a political problem and we must act accordingly. 

3 p.m. at the Trust Arts Education Center (805 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 15222).  Tickets for $5 general admission available here.

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