Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

Paperback | August 1, 2010

EditorStephen M. Gardiner, Simon Caney, Dale Jamieson

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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 intendedto 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.

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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 intendedto serve as a source book for general refere...

Simon Caney is Professor in Political Theory and Tutorial Fellow in Politics at Magdalen College, Oxford University. Stephen Gardiner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Washington. Dale Jamieson is Director of Environmental Studies at New York University. Henry Shue is Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Internatio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsAcknowledgementsPrefaceA. Overview1. Stephen M. Gardiner: 'Ethics and Global Climate Change'B. The Nature of the Problem2. Nicholas Stern: 'The Economics of Climate Change'3. Dale Jamieson: 'Ethics, Public Policy and Global Warming'4. Stephen M. Gardiner: 'A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of Moral Corruption'C: Global Justice and Future Generations5. Henry Shue: 'Global Environment and International Inequality'6. Derek Parfit: 'Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problem'7. 'Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility and Global Climate Change', Simon Caney.8. Henry Shue: 'Deadly Delays, Saving Opportunities: Creating a More Dangerous World?'9. Simon Caney: 'Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Thresholds'D: Policy Responses to Climate Change10. Peter Singer: 'One Atmosphere'11. Henry Shue: 'Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions'12. Paul Baer, with Tom Athanasiou, Sivan Kartha and Eric Kemp-Benedict: 'Greenhouse Development Rights: A Framework for Climate Protection that is "More Fair" than Equal per Capita Emissions Rights'13. Robert Goodin: 'Selling Environmental Indulgences'14. Paul Baer: 'Adaptation: Who Pays Whom?'15. Dale Jamieson: 'Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justice'16. Stephen M. Gardiner: 'Is "Arming the Future" with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil? Some Doubts About the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate System'E. Individual Responsibility17. Dale Jamieson: 'When Utilitarians Should be Virtue Theorists'18. Walter Sinnott Armstrong: 'It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations'ReferencesIndex