Kan vi møte klimakrisen uten krig og konflikt?Demonstranter for klima. Foto: Li An Lim/Unsplash

Can we avoid conflict and war when facing the climate crisis? 



Thursday 23. September 2021, 19:00 until 20:30

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Universitetet i Oslo

With climate change, some areas will become uninhabitable, and people will migrate to new areas – which they may have to contend for. Can we predict future conflict levels?

Wars tend to revolve around scarce resources. The climate crisis will cause competition for land, food and other resources. In this panel, we will discuss how the future “us” might handle the scarcity, by looking to philosophy, history, archeology and future fiction.

The panel:

Philosopher Alejandra Mancilla (moderator) does research on what normative criteria we must have in place for the distribution of resources in the future

Philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen‘s research has moved from war and conflict to the climate crisis in recent years

Science fiction researcher Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay studies what the future might look like with climate change

Climate historian Dominik Collet gives a historical look at how resource crises have developed in the past, as during the famine disasters of the 18th century

Archaeologist David Wright contributes fresh findings on how humanity has changed the landscapes in which they live throughout history, and learned methods for populating places with inhospitable climates

The conversation takes place in English