Changing Climate Changing Minds Seminar at Dartmouth

Climate Change Impact on Water Cycle © FAO 2015

Climate Change Impact on Water Cycle © FAO 2015 (see FAO Water)

Changing Climate Changing Minds Seminar

Featuring Terry Tempest Williams, Jim McCarthy, David Loy and Sally Bingham
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College

How do we face difficult truths about climate change without retreat to denial
or despair?  How do we align local interests with the global necessity to
address climate change?  How do we act in urgency without compromising wisdom
and compassion?

Predictions of the dire effects of human activity on world climate compel us to inspect the course of society itself.   We are faced with a new kind of peril, not a foreign enemy but our way of life.  In these unsettled times, what firm ground is left?  What vantage point offers perspective on our own culture and a new way forward?

In this seminar, we call upon sources of social critique to help us reflect on climate change and on society itself: the spiritual, the scientific, the independent thinker and writer. Our goal is to combine insight and creative thought with a third aim: wise action. Reflection reveals what we can and must do in response to climate change, but its realization is collective action “in league with all beings.”

We invite the Dartmouth community and the public to join a conversation with four presenters – a writer, a Zen Buddhist teacher, a climate scientist and an Episcopalian priest – and with local leaders involved in efforts to address climate change. Join us for presentations and discussions of these guiding questions.

How do we face difficult truths about climate change without retreat to denial or despair?

How do we align local interests with the global necessity to address climate change?

How do we act in urgency without compromising wisdom and compassion?

For a full schedule and more information, please visit the Sustainability Solutions Café website.

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