Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University, spoke about the history of climate science, what he said are the many causes leading to the lack of action to address climate change, and how best now to address the problem.
Jamieson’s talk was part of a series on the status of climate change, sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Miller Worley Center for the Environment and Science Center.
Catherine Corson, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College, introduced Jamieson. Corson said, “The Paris Agreement, crafted Dec 15th, 2015, entered into force five days ago. It’s an agreement that our new President Elect has said he will rip up. So we are at a pivotal moment. Not just in the terms of the science of climate change, but the politics. And it has never been more important than now, not to turn away disillusioned, but to have the courage to stand up for what we believe in.”
This talk was recorded on November 9th, 2016 in the Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College.