‘The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable’ with Amitav Ghosh

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021


UBC Sustainability,2260 West Mall, Vancouver


Events Description


The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable with Amitav Ghosh

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so.

The extreme nature of today’s climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of the writing of history, where the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications.

Join Ghosh for an examination of our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change.

Part of UBC Reads Sustainability and the Climate Justice Series, presented in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Centre for Community Engaged Learning, and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

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Tickets : Free


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Thursday, March 11, 2021, | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST

Venue & Address

UBC Sustainability, 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, BC

Wheelchair accessible

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