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Lecture to address environmental change and intergenerational justice

Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
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Betty DeBerg, UNI department head, philosophy & religion, (319) 273-6221
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

















CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Clark Wolf, director of bioethics at Iowa State University, will present 'Intergenerational Justice and Global Change: What Kind of Change Do We Owe to Our Children and Theirs?' at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Room 115 of Seerley Hall at the University of Northern Iowa.































Wolf will discuss how individual actions contribute to large-scale environmental changes, how individual actions and lifestyle choices affect the lives of later generations, and how to understand what the current generation owes to the future. The presentation will describe some aspects of global environmental change and the ways in which individual and collective human activities contribute to them. Wolf will argue that we have obligations of justice to protect resources and environmental system, and to slow the rate of environmental degradation.































'Dr. Wolf will discuss family values from an environmental perspective. As parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, we want to leave the world in good shape for generations of children to come,' says Betty DeBerg, UNI department head, philosophy and religion.















'Intergenerational Justice and Global Change: What Kind of Change Do We Want Owe to Our Children and Theirs,' is sponsored by the UNI Department of Philosophy and Religion.















The presentation is free and open to the public.















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