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UBC Reads Sustainability with Amitav Ghosh

March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the latest talk in the Climate Justice Webinar Series: The Great Derangement.

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so.

Ghosh asserts that the extreme nature of today’s climate events make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of the writing of history, where the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications.

Join on Thursday, March 11th, for this PICS-sponsored webinar. Amitav Ghosh provides an examination of our inability —at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change.

This webinar is part of the Climate Justice Series. Presented by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.


March 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm