Section I. The Threatening Catastrophe: Responding Now

Track 1: Catastrophic Climate Change

The response to the threat of catastrophic climate change will be considered from moral, cultural, and political perspectives as well as technical ones. It is a global threat and a response requires some form of global governance. Accordingly the possibilities and problems of global action will be a major part of this discussion.

Track Heads

David Griffin

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate Center David Ray Griffin is a retired American professor of philosophy of religion and theology. Along with John B. Cobb Jr., he founded the Center for Process Studies in 1973, a research center of Claremont School of Theology which seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought. His 36 books include Reenchantment without Supernaturalism: A Process Philosophy of Religion (2001) and Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? (2015).

Richard Falk

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont School of Theology Professor Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University, and was Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001–12; . He retired from Princeton in 2001. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation, The Progressive and Third World Quarterly, and was Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation until 2013. He was UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, 2008-1014 and is Chair of the Istanbul Intellectual Forum on Least Developed Countries.

Suggested Reading List

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