CFP: Philosophy and the Climate Crisis, Online, Jun. 11-12, 2021 (deadline: Oct. 31, 2020)

Climate change presents a major challenge for our time. It is expected to greatly increase global temperatures, “natural” disasters, political instability, war, disease, drought, and famine in this century. Its impacts are far-reaching and distributed unequally. In this conference, we aim to make progress toward addressing climate change, both by addressing the philosophical challenges it […]

The Costs of Flying: An Intersectional Analysis (Guest Post)

Guest Post By Michelle Ciurria Professors, especially senior, wealthy, white men, should fly less for work. In this post, I will argue that professors should fly less for work in order to reduce their carbon footprint. And I will argue that senior, wealthy, white, male professors should curb their flight-related carbon emissions the most because […]

Fluid Thinking: Water Justice In a Changing Climate, University of Guelph, Apr. 3, 2020

Water justice is inherently without boundaries; it moves between various connected disciplines, such as philosophy, law, history, engineering, and geography. “Fluid Thinking: Water Justice in a Changing Climate” brings together academic professionals and the general public to discuss this most pressing issue. The transdisciplinary nature of water justice requires study that intersects ethical, scientific, cultural, and justice-related themes […]

Dorian, Disaster Relief, and Disabled People

In her excellent and provocative post the other day, Melinda drew attention to a number of the political, social, and economic implications of and issues that surround “natural” disasters, including the ways that these disasters tie into climate change and the warming of the planet. Melinda and her family have now evacuated. The last word […]

CFA: Climate Justice and [Political, Moral, Economic] Feasibility (deadline: Nov. 30, 2019)

Issues regarding equity and justice in mitigating and adapting to climate change have been prominent since the start of international negotiations. Their importance have been enshrined in various policy documents, including the UNFCCC treaty’s principle of common-but-differentiated-responsibilities. At the same time, both activists and scholars across various disciplines have developed a number of perspectives on […]