The ‘Art of Thinking’ about Environmentalism and Poverty, Leicester Secular Hall, June 17th, 7.30
Philosopher Dr Greg Scorzo
Does environmentalism hurt the poor?
In this discussion, we will be looking at a claim that many journalists and political commentators have made recently: that environmentalist campaigns are middle class movements that require sacrifices primarily made by the poor. Because environmentalism encourages both deindustrialisation and less consumption, this movement, in the name of saving the planet, seems to also endanger the mechanisms that bring prosperity (and by implication, freedom and safety) to those in need. How do we resolve this conflict?
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