Robert Jay Lifton, psychiatrist and author, and Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, will discuss the parallels between the nuclear threat and the urgent threat of climate change.
In a letter to The New York Times in April, Lifton states, "As we have learned in the antinuclear movement, a certain amount of fear can be useful when combined with hope. In our climate struggles, that hope should not be sought in misleading claims of technological magic. Rather, it can be found in our capacity to translate our awareness of actual danger into energy policies emphasizing renewable, noncontaminating sources that even now outpace our grasp of their potential contribution to our lives and those of our descendants."
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