Exxon Knew. Did Tyson, Too? Comparing the Climate Responsibilities of Industrial Oil and Gas Producers with Industrial Meat and Dairy Producers

Tue March 12th 2024, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Event Sponsor
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Board Room
Experience Type

The Facing the Anthropocene: Interdisciplinary Approaches workshop presents:

"Exxon Knew. Did Tyson, Too? Comparing the climate responsibilities of industrial oil and gas producers with industrial meat and dairy producers"

Jennifer Jacquet (University of Miami)

March 12th, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (PST)

Boardroom, Stanford Humanities Center (424 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305)

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3wzUrRQ

Abstract: There are three ways to view responsibility for climate change: causal, moral, and legal. This talk will compare and contrast the climate responsibilities of the oil and gas sector and the animal agriculture sector, as well as the history of the attribution science, the role and evidentiary basis for intentionality, and the way the two industrial sectors have responded to U.S. climate policies.

Bio: Jennifer Jacquet is an interdisciplinary scientist interested in patterns across transboundary environmental problems and the attempts to address them. She is a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science at the University of Miami and affiliated faculty with the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. From 2012-2022, she worked in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. She is also the author of Is Shame Necessary (Pantheon, 2015) and The Playbook (Pantheon, 2022).

This Workshop is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and made possible by support from an anonymous donor, former Fellows, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.