Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

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In this talk, Michael Goodhart will use the example of “kayaktivism” to illustrate why efforts to combat catastrophic climate transformation have mostly failed and reflect on how we might do better. Goodhart’s key insight is that scholars and many activists have treated this as an argument, when it’s really a fight. Put differently, catastrophic climate transformation is not a scientific or a philosophical problem in Goodhart’s view but, rather, a political problem and we must act accordingly.