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Posted on: January 2, 2021

Explore the ethics of climate change with Brian Henning

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EVERETT, WA – What if we could tell ourselves a new story about climate change—and, in doing so, alter our relationship to our planet? Everett Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging virtual conversation with Brian Henning, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at

With larger, longer wildfire seasons, accelerating species extinction, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise, it’s increasingly clear that climate change isn’t something that’s about to happen—it’s here. But while the laundry list of problems wrought by climate change is well-known, few talk about how our moral beliefs about nature have led us to the brink.

In this presentation, ethicist Brian G. Henning discusses how global warming itself is not the only problem—it’s a symptom of a larger issue concerning how we conceive of ourselves and our relationship to the natural world.

Brian G. Henning is a professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University and has earned a PhD in philosophy. Henning has served as the inaugural faculty fellow for sustainability for three years, is the chair of the Environmental Studies department, and has delivered nearly 100 community presentations to general and academic audiences. He lives in Spokane.

This program is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Everett Public Library and Humanities Washington. Visit the event page at to save your spot and join the discussion. Visit or call 425-257-8000 to learn more about this event and other library programs.

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