"Climate change is already having adverse effects on animal life, and those effects are likely to prove devastating in the future. Nonetheless, the relevant harms to animals have yet to become a serious part of the analysis of climate change policy. Even if animals and species are valued solely by reference to human preferences, inclusion of their welfare dramatically increases the argument for aggressive responses to climate change. We estimate that, even under conservative assumptions about valuation, losses to nonhuman life might run into the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Whatever the precise figure, the general conclusion is clear: An appreciation of the likely loss of animal life leads to a massive increase in the assessment of the overall damage and cost of climate change."
DxE Organizer Wayne Hsiung will reprise his presentation at Stanford and trigger a broader discussion about our obligations to non-human animals in the wild.
In the second half of the meeting, and after a short break we will talk about recent DxE actions, and ask for your ideas on activism as well. We'll propose a quick and easy public action for us to implement in a nearby public space. (No prior experience necessary.) Stay tuned for details! This meeting is open to the public. Please join us in building a strong Bay Area animal rights community.
DxE holds open meetings in the Bay Area on the second Saturday and the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 pm. We present on important subjects, meet and get to know our community members, and showcase recent DxE actions. Every third meeting, instead of presenting, we invite feedback from our members. Let us know if there are important subjects that you'd like covered! Location
125 2nd St., #414
Please buzz "Hsiung, Wayne" to be buzzed in!
The DxE House is in a safe and extremely convenient neighborhood! DIRECTIONS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT
We are just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station. The walk is extremely safe, and we can schedule pickups from BART with enough advance notice. DIRECTIONS BY CAR
We are right off the 880 on Oak and 2nd Street. Street parking is almost always available right in front of our building.