9. Februar 2024
Friday, 9 February 2024, 12:30-2pm PST / 3:30-5pm EST
Join us for an ASEH Connects event focused on how you and academic experts can contribute to climate action by serving as expert witnesses in Climate Necessity Defense trials of climate activists. In the long tradition of civil disobedience, Climate Necessity Defense is a legal argument justifying arrested activists’ actions that raise public awareness about the climate emergency. This online event will offer environmental historians a chance to learn more about Climate Necessity Defense and about how historians can contribute to the climate movement as expert witnesses. An interdisciplinary panel will introduce the concept of CND, explain why it’s important, what it can offer to activists, why expert witnesses are important, and what it’s like to serve as an expert witness. An invitation to learn more and potentially get involved in this crucial part of the climate movement!