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Rick Werner

Werner Presents at Conference on Climate Change

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Posted September 2, 2009
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Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, presented "Pragmatism, Justice, and Sustainability" in August at a conference on Politics, Policy, and Justice at Bern University, Bern, Switzerland. He argues that the consistent underreporting of climate change by recent scientific models, the psychological evidence that our ability to care about others diminishes with both time and space, and the need to look at the whole of justice under conditions of uncertainty present serious challenges to our ability to resolve climate change successfully.

Hope rests in short-term policy changes that would affect the behavior of large numbers of people internationally and in a long-term movement toward simplicity and community and away from consumption and growth capitalism.

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