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How Not to Save the Planet with Michael Goodhart

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With the ‘dire predictions’ of the IPCC report last October, the introduction of the Green New Deal in the new Congress, and the recent suggestion by author David Wallace-Wells that we have reached the ‘Time to Panic’, you are invited to a talk by Pitt political scientist Michael Goodhart …..

“How Not to Save the Planet” 

A Core Conversation at the 2019 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival.

3 pm on Saturday, March 23 at the

Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 15222.

In this talk, Michael Goodhart will use the example of “kayaktivism” to illustrate why efforts to combat catastrophic climate transformation have mostly failed and reflect on how we might do better.

Goodhart’s key insight is that scholars and many activists have treated this as an argument, when it’s really a fight. Put differently, catastrophic climate transformation is not a scientific or a philosophical problem in Goodhart’s view but, rather, a political problem and we must act accordingly.


March 23rd 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Trust Arts Education Center
805 Liberty Ave.
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