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This collection gathers a set of seminal papers from the emerging area of ethics and climate change. Topics covered include human rights, international justice, intergenerational ethics, individual responsibility, climate economics, and the ethics of geoengineering. Climate Ethics is intended to serve as a source book for general reference, and for university courses that include a focus on the human dimensions of climate change. It should be of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity.
S.C.: Professor in Political Theory and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Magdalen College, Oxford.
S.G.: Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington.
D.J.: Director of Environmental Studies, NYU.
H.S.: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
|Ethics and Global Climate Change||p. 3|
|The Nature of the Problem|
|The Economics of Climate Change||p. 39|
|Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming||p. 77|
|A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption||p. 87|
|Global Justice and Future Generations|
|Global Environment and International Inequality||p. 101|
|Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problem||p. 112|
|Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change||p. 122|
|Deadly Delays, Savings Opportunities: Creating a More Dangerous World?||p. 146|
|Climate Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholds||p. 163|
|Policy Responses to Climate Change|
|One Atmosphere||p. 181|
|Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions||p. 200|
|Greenhouse Development Rights: A Framework for Climate Protection That Is ˘More Fair÷ Than Equal Per Capita Emissions Rights||p. 215|
|Selling Environmental Indulgences||p. 231|
|Adaptation to Climate Change: Who Pays Whom?||p. 247|
|Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justice||p. 263|
|Is ˘Arming the Future÷ with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil?: Some Doubts about the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate System||p. 284|
|When Utilitarians Should Be Virtue Theorists||p. 315|
|It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations||p. 332|
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