Marie Snyder

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On John Stuart Mill, Free Speech, and Climate Change

The tension between the advantages of free speech rights and the consequences of promoting ignorance regarding climate change was discussed in the author’s Ontario classroom. No conclusion was reached, but interesting questions were raised.

She argued that “In a society where speech is truly free, we’d all take more care to be fully prepared to counter unreasonable arguments. … But then students suggested climate change is a hoax, and I faltered. ”