Between Resilience and Transience. On Climate Change and Human Extinction

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


This presentation discusses mass extinction and our impermanence in relation to the current global climate crisis and related policies. We seem to be dealing with a global climate casualty culture that seems at odds with the possibility that eventually, everything will perish. Drawing on criminological literature on the Anthropocene, and toward a critical, existentialist, and meaningful victimological imagination of transience, this contribution attempts to provide an (existentialist) geological and evolutionary biological understanding. It draws on lessons to be learned from previous mass extinctions and resilience.
Period11 May 2022
Held atInstitute for Societal Resilience
Degree of RecognitionLocal