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Our next meeting: Philosophy and Climate Change by Caitlin Calder-Potts

The Philosophers' Corner presentation:

Philosophy and climate change

The ethics of climate change are a murky and complicated space with numerous completing interests across the entire world. This talk will begin by covering the moral consequences of climate change- and failing to act on climate change.

It will then examine the validity of the skeptical argument against climate change from a philosophical perspective.

Finally, given the stalemate the world finds itself in around this important issue, this talk will examine the role that philosophy and ethics may play in motivating action against the effects of climate change and the associated moral consequences.


Caitlin Calder-Potts first joined Green Cross Australia during her undergraduate studies as a volunteer in 2008. She was drawn to the unique focus Green Cross Australia has towards the intersection around humanitarian and environmental issues. In 2011, Caitlin joined the Green Cross Australia staff as Senior Project Officer.

Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Rights & Ethics and Society & Change from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Arts in Philosophy from the University of New England.

Having lived, worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, Caitlin has been able to see first hand the global consequences of climate change, particularly for those most vulnerable due to poverty and living circumstances.

Her passion for climate change issues, combined with her prior administrative experience and interest in policy and human rights, make her a enthusiastic member of the Green Cross Australia team.

Please, remember that a voluntary gold coin donation will be asked at the beginning in order to support this group, though it is not compulsory, this will show your good will to continue promoting the activities of your group.

Also, be aware that photographs, video and/or sound recording make take place during the presentation and that this content may be posted in our friendly and safe website of Meetup for our own enjoyment and friendly interaction.

After the presentation and discussion finish, we will continue a more relax conversation down in the ground floor where we can order some diner and something to drink.

Jes (Founder of The Philosophers' Corner)

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  • Alec

    Great, very enjoyable as the group was highly interactive. The topic that Caitlin presented highlighted the importance of climate change and the always need for action. See her speech attached in the board.

    September 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topic. The discussion reminded me of an undergraduate tutorial, but that is was more or less my level... Sorry for my cynicism, though.

    September 5, 2012

  • Gin

    Found Dr Steve's presentation clarified the background and issues really well for a non-scientist. QM perhaps stands for questions more!

    September 5, 2012

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