Climate change is arguably the most serious threat to humanity that we face—a real phenomenon which could change our planet forever and visit upon us weather changes and events of biblical proportions. So why do we largely ignore it by living in a numbed state of perpetual cognitive dissonance?
As many despair in the absence of any real leadership or political will to instigate required changes what can be done? It is little wonder that psychological effects such as eco anxiety and climate depression are becoming more commonplace.
This symposium sought to explore how creative and often misunderstood apocalyptic philosophy can make sense of, and is present in, our contemporary reality; and how it can interpret how we got here and what can be done.
Day 1 "Climate and Apocalypse" 29 June 2017
Day 2 "Climate and Apocalypse" 30 June 2017
Some audience comments:
"Most valuable and informative, stimulating and greatly relevant"
"Very interesting and enlightening"
"Thought provoking, exciting, inspiring. It's given me so many new philosophies to investigate"
"A really wide range of viewpoints made it stimulating. Excellent."
"Good mixture of presentations from a variety of disciplines, feels insightful and a good representation of the field"
"Stimulated--a great place to think"
"Excellent, A rare opportunity to share this level of discussion on our doorstep"
"I really enjoyed it. Good presenters, good questions, great setting, well organised"
"Very good post speaker discussions"
"Very powerful and capable presenters"
"Widened my views"
"Diverse and fascinating"
"Excellent, informative, challenging, vibrant"
"It is so useful to have an agency address all sides and aim at the centre"