Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez discuss Ethics and the need to raise its profile of importance in the climate change discussion.
This video was recorded on February 12th, 2022, and published on March 19th, 2022.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How greenwashing only gives the ‘appearance’ of being ethical and requires the public to learn to be more discerning about these marketing techniques.
- How lying and deception have become institutionalized within our society.
- How the Greek philosophers invented ethics for our civilization approximately 2500 years ago.
- One of the few books that covers ‘Climate Crimes’ is mentioned.
- How fossil fuel subsidies rank among the worst climate crimes.
- How the IMF has analyzed the level of fossil fuel subsidies.
- How Ethics is a moral philosophy and its lack is sadly lacking when it comes to climate change.
- The question regarding the morality of causing irreparable harm to all future generations is asked.
- The trucker occupation that took place in Ottawa in 2022 from Jan. 29th to Feb. 21st is brought up.
- How money is taking priority over ethics in consideration of climate change action.
- How the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) came from the Rio Summit in 1992.
- How we need to hold our governments accountable for meeting the Paris Agreement.
- How the language of public discourse has been observed to be gradually dumbing down.
- and more. . .
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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