Moderated by Adam Spencer and Hosted by Some Fuamoli
Speakers: Philosopher Professor Peter Singer AC, Filmmakers Damon and Zoe Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040), Heidi Lenffer (Cloud Control, FEAT), Gareth Liddiard (Tropical F***Storm, The Drones), Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (Greens), Allara Briggs Pattison (musician, Yorta Yorta woman), Marieke Hardy (Melbourne Writers Festival), Mat Morris (North Byron Parklands), Mara Bun (Australian Conservation Foundation)
Amid ongoing global inaction to curb human-driven climate change – humanity faces an existential crisis. Young people worldwide are increasingly engaged in activism, demanding climate action to preserve the habitat they will inherit. Voluntary human extinction movements are gaining mainstream traction, with proponents voluntarily ceasing to breed in efforts to allow Earth’s biosphere to recover. In this Hypothetical: “Is it environmentally responsible to be human?”, philosophers, environmentalists, artists and experts come together to negotiate philosophical outlooks, influence action and maintain progress in the thick of the climate crisis we face. Presenter and comedian Adam Spencer will take a group of specially selected respondents through a hypothetical exercise to collectively work through a moral dilemma, to aid in navigating future challenges.
Hypothetical: A Moral Dilemma at Splendour Forum was created by Helen Marcou AM (Bakehouse Studios), ethicist Dr Emma Rush (Charles Sturt University), Dr Catherine Strong (RMIT) and Jessie French.