Date & Time
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$20, includes lunch
Herak Club Room, McCarthey Athletic Center
Reservations required: contact Katie McFarland at 509-443-7228 or Mary Joan Hahn on campus at ext. 6095 to reserve your place.
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About This Event
The Greater Gonzaga Guild welcomes Gonzaga University Professor and Ethicist Brian G. Henning, Ph.D., to the opening lecture of its 2019-20 lecture series.
“What if we could tell ourselves a new story about climate change—and, in doing, so, alter our relationship to our planet?” Dr. Henning asks.
With larger, longer wildfire seasons, accelerating species extinction, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise, it’s increasingly clear that climate change isn’t something that’s about to happen—it’s here. But while the laundry list of problems wrought by climate change is well-known, few people talk about how our moral beliefs about nature have led us to the brink.
In this presentation, Dr. Henning discusses how global warming itself is not the only problem—it’s a symptom of a larger issue concerning how we conceive of ourselves and our relationship to the natural world.