Thursday, January 21, 2010

2/21: Environmental Warnings Talk at Hillsboro Main

photo, Richard ClintonOn February 21 at 2:00 p.m., OSU professor emeritus Richard Clinton will facilitate a free and open conversation at the Hillsboro Main Library. Slow Learners: Two Hundred Years of Unheeded Warnings will explore three questions:
  • Why have we largely ignored urgent environmental warnings?
  • What will it take to make us heed them?
  • What would be required of us if we did take them seriously?
Why have cogent, compelling warnings—that exponential population growth must be stopped, that faith in technology to solve our problems is misplaced, that consumer culture cannot bring satisfaction—been ignored for more than two centuries?

This program is part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, offering statewide opportunities for interactive, facilitated civic dialogue.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, north of Cornell & Airport Roads.