Climate Change and Coronavirus Panel

Apr 24, 2020, 4:30 pm5:30 pm


Event Description

In continuation of the celebration of Earth Day, on Friday, April 24th at 4:30 p.m., Princeton Environmental Activism Coalition will be holding a Climate Change and Coronavirus panel on Zoom.

In this panel, we’re asking questions such as:

  • How can we rebuild our economy after this economic downturn in a more sustainable way? Is this an opportunity to shift away from fossil fuel use following the epidemic?
  • What are the ethical implications related to health for both climate change and COVID-19?
  • What role does the media we consume play in how we view both of these existential threats?

We will hear from Stephen Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and co-director of the  Carbon Mitigation Initiative. Professor Pacala is also the chair of the National Academies effort to create alternative policies needed to implement sustainable technologies and to mitigate adverse societal impacts of climate change, especially in light of the coronavirus epidemic. 

We will also hear from Kian Mintz-Woo, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University in the University Center for Human Values and the Princeton Environmental Institute. He will talk about the social cost of carbon and why now, during the COVID-19 crisis, might be the best time to implement a price on carbon.

Finally, we will have Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). Professor Subramanian is a US-based journalist who writes about culture and the environment for newspapers and magazines around the world. 

The panel will include a short introduction from each of our guests, followed by a Q&A session. Come with your questions!

For the zoom link, please register here.