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Teach-In: Between Subsistence and Luxury, "Middle Emissions"

Presented by Dr. Blake Francis


Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 456

Date & Time

April 3, 2024, 1:00 pm2:15 pm


Dr. Francis will discuss recent research on global justice and climate change mitigation. According to data collected by The World Inequality Report, lower and working-class people, living mostly in developed countries, have reduced emissions more over the past 30 years than any other income group. Given that the emissions of the wealthy continue to increase, this seems like an unjust distribution of the burdens of mitigation. Dr. Francis will apply different principles of distributive justice to evaluate whether and when it is just to cut the emissions of those in the global middle class.