Are local initiatives really a feasible substitute for large-scale regulation when it comes to environmental issues like air pollution?
How can we balance accuracy against alarmism? How can we avoid defeatism and instead inspire action? What does scientific accuracy demand?
Individual incentives are at odds with collective rationality. How might models like the Prisoner's Dilemma illuminate our current predicament?
The situation in Australia is further complicated by the climate change politics at play. It may not have caused the fires, but climate change isn't only in the minds of "raving inner-city lefties" either.
Is addiction a useful framework for explaining inaction regarding global heating? Or does it simply excuse bad behavior?
Is our duty to combat global heating grounded in responsibility, justice, or humanitarian concern? Why might this distinction matter?
The language we use to describe the state of our world has significant influence in motivating human action.
Urban exploration can change our connection to the world and the way we see ourselves in it. But it can also reinforce a sense of entitlement and separation.
Is the annihilation of a species a justified response to the threat Mosquitoes pose? What about genetic modification? Who gets to decide?
Continued political inactivity to confront the growing climate crisis may mean that participation in demonstration is not simply permissible, but may be morally obligatory.