Climate Ethics Essential Readings

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-30
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

Author Biography

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

Contributorsp. xv
Introductory Overview
Ethics and Global Climate Changep. 3
The Nature of the Problem
The Economics of Climate Changep. 39
Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warmingp. 77
A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruptionp. 87
Global Justice and Future Generations
Global Environment and International Inequalityp. 101
Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problemp. 112
Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Changep. 122
Deadly Delays, Savings Opportunities: Creating a More Dangerous World?p. 146
Climate Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholdsp. 163
Policy Responses to Climate Change
One Atmospherep. 181
Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissionsp. 200
Greenhouse Development Rights: A Framework for Climate Protection That Is ˘More Fair÷ Than Equal Per Capita Emissions Rightsp. 215
Selling Environmental Indulgencesp. 231
Adaptation to Climate Change: Who Pays Whom?p. 247
Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justicep. 263
Is ˘Arming the Future÷ with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil?: Some Doubts about the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate Systemp. 284
Individual Responsibility
When Utilitarians Should Be Virtue Theoristsp. 315
It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligationsp. 332
Indexp. 347
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