Philosophy Videos

Morality & Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges to face humanity. In this presentation, three philosophers consider some of the most pressing moral issues posed by climate change. Peter Singer "What did you do to save the planet? Climate change and individual responsibility" speaks to the individual responsibilities of people to save the planet. Jeremy Moss "Exporting Harm" discusses how fossil fuel exporting countries such as Australia have extra burdens in relation to their carbon budget. Axel Gosseries considers the importance of historical responsibility, "Does rejecting responsibility for historical emissions make a significant difference?"

Jeremy Moss is Director of the Social Justice Initiative University of Melbourne. Peter Singer, AC, is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics University Center for Human Values Princeton University and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Axel Gosseries Permanent Research Fellow, Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) Professor, Louvain University, Belgium. This event was held on Thursday, 21 February 2013, at The University of Melbourne.