Should we take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, or should we continue our current practices and leave it to future generations to adapt to the effects of climate change? Opinions on this issue are divided. In this lecture Roman Frigg explains the terms of the debate in plain English (no knowledge of either climate science or economics is presupposed), and defends what he thinks is the most reasonable position.

This video is part of a series of public lectures put on in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy at Western, and the London Public Library (Central Branch) in October 2014.