Ideafest 2018

Is apathy about climate change the greatest threat to the planet?

Panel
Is apathy about climate change the greatest threat to the planet?

Scientists have been sounding the alarm for years. Yet, many humans still aren't responding to mounting evidence around the current and future impacts of climate change. Despite the potentially disastrous consequences of inaction, why are people apathetic when it comes to the environment? Our panel of experts will use recent research to examine responses to climate change from different perspectives. In doing so, they will illuminate the indifferent mindset, explain why we must adjust to climate change and detail what actions are already being taken.

Panellists include: Chris Bone and Johan Feddema (Department of Geography), Robert Gifford (Department of Psychology) and Karine Lacroix (School of Environmental Studies)

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