PSC in Conversation with John Wiseman: hope and courage in the climate crisis


Date(s) - 17/10/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



This is the second event in a three-part series titled PSC in Conversation. This series has been designed to invite deeper conversation in our community about the emotional and existential dimensions of climate change, looking at some of Australia’s most interesting thinkers on this topic. Please join us to participate in and expand the conversation.

Professor John Wiseman is an Honorary Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, at the University of Melbourne.

As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom – from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers – which can strengthen our capacity to live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk.

Visionary leadership and courageous collective action to accelerate the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society and restore a safe climate remain our most urgent political priorities. Awareness that even the most rapid action might still be insufficient to prevent severe and irreversible social and ecological damage is however a source of deep distress for many people passionately committed to decisive climate action.

See more about John’s work here.


This event is part two in a series.

Part one of this series is PSC in Conversation with Dr Blanche Verlie: learning to live with climate changeMonday 19 September, 6pm-7.30pm

Part three of this series is PSC in Conversation with Dr Glenn Albrecht: psyche, solastalgia, therapy and the symbiocene – Tuesday 15 November, 6pm-7.30pm

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