Dale Jamieson and the Ethics of Climate Change

Posted on Apr 13, 2012
Dale Jamieson and the Ethics of Climate Change

Dale Jamieson, a Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University, visited Rice University in January to discuss energy from a philosophical and ethical standpoint.  His lecture emphasized the ethics of climate change, introducing the idea of the “collective action problem”.  The “collective action problem” states that climate […]

Review: Marina Zurkow’s Necrocracy

Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Review: Marina Zurkow’s Necrocracy

Marina Zurkow’s Necrocracy will be available for viewing at Houston’s DiverseWorks until April 21, 2012. The art exhibition was inspired by Zurkow’s two-week research trip to the Permian Basin in West Texas, where she met with geologists, naturalists, cattle ranchers, people working in the oil industry, and activists. While she was there, she became aware of the […]

A Conversation with Naomi Oreskes

Posted on Oct 9, 2011

On September 30th, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, came to Rice University as the first lecturer in the Cultures of Energy series. Her presentation, titled “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming” drew […]