Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

by Stephen Gardiner, Simon Caney, Dale Jamieson, Henry Shue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195399625

ISBN-13: 9780195399622

Pub. Date: 07/30/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This collection gathers the central essays 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

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Overview

This collection gathers the central essays 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 is of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195399622
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/30/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xv

Part I Introductory Overview

1 Ethics and Global Climate Change Stephen M. Gardiner 3

Part II The Nature of the Problem

2 The Economics of Climate Change Nicholas Stern 39

3 Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming Dale Jamieson 77

4 A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption Stephen M. Gardiner 87

Part III Global Justice and Future Generations

5 Global Environment and International Inequality Henry Shue 101

6 Energy Policy and the Further Future: The Identity Problem Derek Parfit 112

7 Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change Simon Caney 122

8 Deadly Delays, Savings Opportunities: Creating a More Dangerous World? Henry Shue 146

9 Climate Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholds Simon Caney 163

Part IV Policy Responses to Climate Change

10 One Atmosphere Peter Singer 181

11 Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions Henry Shue 200

12 Greenhouse Development Rights: A Framework for Climate Protection That Is "More Fair" Than Equal Per Capita Emissions Rights Paul Beer Tom Athanasiou Sivan Kartha Eric Kemp-Benedict 215

13 Selling Environmental Indulgences Robert E. Goodin 231

14 Adaptation to Climate Change: Who Pays Whom? Paul Baer 247

15 Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justice Dale Jamieson 263

16 Is "Arming the Future" with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil?: Some Doubts about the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate System Stephen M. Gardiner 284

Part V Individual Responsibility

17 When Utilitarians Should Be Virtue Theorists Dale Jamieson 315

18 It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 332

Index 347

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