We humans feel superior because of our highly developed brains - but if we use it to kill ourselves through by the planet, our brains are nothing more than an evolutionary cul-de-sac. This was one of the striking points raised by renowned environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan in his lecture, Is civilisation choosing to collapse
, on 29 September as part of UCT's Green Week programme. The author of Wild Law
, and the CEO of EnAct International, an environmental governance consultancy, Cullinan stressed the importance of societal choices and the role of universities in this time of environmental crisis.