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The Ethics of Climate Change

The Ethics of Climate Change

Right and Wrong in a Warming World

  • Author: James Garvey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441133631
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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"Open this book and James Garvey is right there making real sense to you... in a necessary conversation, capturing you to the very end."-Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus of The Philosophy of Mind & Logic, University College London, UK. James Garvey argues that the ultimate rationale for action on climate change cannot be simply economic, political, scientific or social, though our decisions should be informed by such things. Instead, climate change is largely a moral problem. What we should do about it depends on what matters to us and what we think is right. This book is an introduction to the ethics of climate change. It considers a little climate science and a lot of moral philosophy, ultimately finding a way into the many possible positions associated with climate change. It is also a call for action, for doing something about the moral demands placed on both governments and individuals by the fact of climate change. This is a book about choices, responsibility, and where the moral weight falls on our warming world.

A Moral Climate

A Moral Climate

The Ethics of Global Warming

  • Author: Michael S. Northcott
  • Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christian ethics
  • Page: 336
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The most "inconvenient truth" of all - and the most important: our moral responsibility for climate change. Despite scientific evidence and pressure from grassroots movements, the threat of an ecological crisis has for a long time failed to achieve prominence in ecclesiastical or political circles. And yet it is one of the biggest moral dilemmas of our time. In this groundbreaking book Michael Northcott examines theological attitudes to climate change, from the complacent to the apocalyptic, and the ethical implications for all Christians. Hard-hitting and comprehensive, A Moral Climate is essential reading for anyone truly concerned about the greatest threat to our well being and the very lives of our children and grandchildren.

The Ethics of Climate Change

The Ethics of Climate Change

An Introduction

  • Author: Byron Williston
  • Publisher: Ethics of
  • ISBN: 9781138559783
  • Category: Climatic changes
  • Page: 192
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The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding arguably the greatest threat now facing humanity. Williston addresses important questions such as: Has humanity entered the Anthropocene? Is climate change primarily an ethical issue? Does climate change represent a moral wrong? What are the impacts of climate change? What are the main causes of political inaction? What is the argument for climate change denial? What are intragenerational justice and intergenerational justice? To what extent is climate change an economic problem? Is geoengineering an ethically appropriate response to climate change? Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an immensely topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, sustainability, geography, and politics.

Engineering the Climate

Engineering the Climate

The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management

  • Author: Christopher J. Preston
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0739175416
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 274
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Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management discusses the ethical issues associated with deliberately engineering a cooler climate to combat global warming. Climate engineering (also known as geoengineering) has recently experienced a surge of interest given the growing likelihood that the global community will fail to limit the temperature increases associated with greenhouse gases to safe levels. Deliberate manipulation of solar radiation to combat climate change is an exciting and hopeful technical prospect, promising great benefits to those who are in line to suffer most through climate change. At the same time, the prospect of geoengineering creates huge controversy. Taking intentional control of earth’s climate would be an unprecedented step in environmental management, raising a number of difficult ethical questions. One particular form of geoengineering, solar radiation management (SRM), is known to be relatively cheap and capable of bringing down global temperatures very rapidly. However, the complexity of the climate system creates considerable uncertainty about the precise nature of SRM’s effects in different regions. The ethical issues raised by the prospect of SRM are both complex and thorny. They include: 1) the uncertainty of SRM’s effects on precipitation patterns, 2) the challenge of proper global participation in decision-making, 3) the legitimacy of intentionally manipulating the global climate system in the first place, 4) the potential to sidestep the issue of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions, and, 5) the lasting effects on future generations. It has been widely acknowledged that a sustained and scholarly treatment of the ethics of SRM is necessary before it will be possible to make fair and just decisions about whether (or how) to proceed. This book, including essays by 13 experts in the field of ethics of geoengineering, is intended to go some distance towards providing that treatment.

A Perfect Moral Storm

A Perfect Moral Storm

The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

  • Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0195379446
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 489
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Climate change is a global problem that is predominantly an intergenerational conflict, and which takes place in a setting where our ethical impulses are weak. This "perfect moral storm" poses a profound challenge to humanity. This book explains how the "perfect storm" metaphor makes sense of our current malaise, and why a better ethics can help see our way out.

The Ethics of Climate Engineering

The Ethics of Climate Engineering

Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice

  • Author: Toby Svoboda
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315468522
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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This book analyzes major ethical issues surrounding the use of climate engineering, particularly solar radiation management (SRM) techniques, which have the potential to reduce some risks of anthropogenic climate change but also carry their own risks of harm and injustice. The book argues that we should approach the ethics of climate engineering via "non-ideal theory," which investigates what justice requires given the fact that many parties have failed to comply with their duty to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, it argues that climate justice should be approached comparatively, evaluating the relative justice or injustice of feasible policies under conditions that are likely to hold within relevant timeframes. Likely near-future conditions include "pessimistic scenarios," in which no available option avoids serious ethical problems. The book contends that certain uses of SRM can be ethically defensible in some pessimistic scenarios. This is the first book devoted to the many ethical issues surrounding climate engineering.

One World

One World

The Ethics of Globalization

  • Author: Peter Singer
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300103052
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 235
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One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems.

Ethics of the Global Environment

Ethics of the Global Environment

  • Author: Robin Attfield
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748654860
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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This fully updated and expanded textbook looks at issues including climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity preservation, and sensitively addresses global developments such as the Summits at Durban on climate and at Nagoya on biodiversity.

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change

The Ethics of Adaptation

  • Author: Elaine Kelly
  • Publisher: EUP
  • ISBN: 9781474452175
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Explores the complex ethical dilemmas of human mobility in the context of climate change Currently, adaptation policy for climate change prioritises economic and technological dimensions of governance and action. Now, Elaine Kelly brings continental theory into the conversation to explore the ethical dilemmas stemming from emerging global political crises of migration, displacement and communal relocation related to climate change. She argues that, in the era of anthropocentric climate change, an 'ethos of dwelling' must underpin adaptation practices.