EarthTalks series examines climate ethics, social systems and human health

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The effects of climate change extend well beyond rising temperatures and sea levels, impacting everything from social systems to human health. Mark Sentesy, assistant professor of philosophy and classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at Penn State, will discuss the ethics of climate change at 4 p.m. Monday, March 15. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.

Sentesy specializes in the philosophy of nature, how humans relate to nature and how technological systems affect this relationship. He has developed and co-developed courses on environmental ethics and the ethics of climate change that combine philosophy and science. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Carleton University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Boston College.

Sentesy’s talk is part of the spring 2021 EarthTalks series, “Energy and climate policy: How to avoid a global hothouse.” The series focuses on policies and technology that could help slow down global warming and addresses topics such as carbon taxes, renewable energy subsidies and the feasibility of carbon sequestration. For more information about the spring 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks website.

Last Updated March 08, 2021