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Earth Awareness and Climate Change Reality for Science Fans


 

 

 

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

Environmental Ethics Forum

with William Dvorak

 

 

How can we live without violating natural ecosystems?  Now that we know a lot about ecology and our human impact, what do we personally do with that knowledge?  Also, we know how humans have evolved through tool use and fire use to alter the planet into the Anthropocene Era that we’re in now — disrupting Gaia’s delicate self-regulating mechanisms.  We know that the average American discharges 20 tons of CO2 per year plus many other toxins with the rest of humanity trailing behind but eager to catch up.  What ethical standards have we assigned ourselves in this predicament?  What should we strive for?  Shall we write a new Ten Commandments appropriate to our ecological awareness?  How has human behavior, including our own, been influenced in the past toward a greater good?  What guidelines can we give ourselves intelligently, if any?  Let’s share any personal insights or convictions we have arrived at through the rocky road of life.  Are the concepts of guilt or shame applicable in any way? Please bring your ideas about your individual self, your local community, the nation, and the planet.   We will start with a round robin format where each person speaks one at a time without interruption.  Then we’ll follow this with an open discussion.

 


$5 donations are requested

 

 

 

http://home.btconnect.com/tipiglen/landethic.html

 

 

 

 

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