COBE lecture series tackles climate change

Do we have a moral obligation to shrink our carbon footprints?

Dan Shahar, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of Philosophy, will address that question during an Economics is Everywhere lecture at 6 p.m., Oct. 6, in Radford University’s Kyle Hall room 340. Free refreshments begin at 6 p.m.

“Fighting climate change is only one of the many ways that you could try to address the world's problems,” Shahar said. “So, as someone who is partly responsible for causing global climate change, do you have a responsibility to reduce your contributions? Or is the proper size of your carbon footprint purely a matter of personal choice?"

Shahar is a fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. His research focuses on the implications of environmental challenges for liberal societies and their members.

The Economics is Everywhere program launched at Radford University during the Spring 2015 semester. As part of the initiative, students attend lectures from economics experts and participate in a semester-long book club. 

To learn more, contact Thomas Duncan at 540-831-6057 or

Sep 29, 2016
Chad Osborne