Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

C-SEF Seminar: Matt Burgess, C-SEF and Taylor Jaworski, Economics

Thursday November 10 2022 @ 5:30 pm





5:30 pm

Event Type

Open to Public

  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • Host

    The overwhelming majority of humans that will exist throughout our lifespan as a species have probably not been born yet. What moral implications does this possibility have for our decisions today? How should this possibility affect how we think about policy issues, such as climate change, and personal decisions, such as how much to save and spend, and on what. In this discussion, Taylor Jaworski (Economics) and Matt Burgess (Environmental Studies) consider these issues in the context of "longtermism" as a new social movement. The conversation will touch on environmental issues, existential risk, and the implications of future economic growth, among other topics. 
    This event is co-sponsored by CIRES Center for Social and Environmental Futures (C-SEF) and the Benson Center. Pizza will be served. 
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