• The Art of Thinking about Enviromentalism and Poverty

  • Mon, 17-06-2019 at 19:30
  • Secular Hall
    75 Humberstone Gate
    LE1 1WB Leicester
The Art of Thinking about Enviromentalism and Poverty - Secular Hall - Leicester

"Does environmentalism hurt the poor?" In this discussion, we will be looking at a claim that many journalists and political commentators have made recently: that environmentalist campaigns are middle class movements that require sacrifices primarily made by the poor. Because environmentalism encourages both deindustrialisation and less consumption, this movement, in the name of saving the planet, seems to also endanger the mechanisms that bring prosperity (and by implication, freedom and safety) to those in need. How do we resolve this conflict? £3.00 on the Door