The Ethics of Global Climate Change

The Ethics of Global Climate Change

by Denis G. Arnold
     
 

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Global climate change is one of the most daunting ethical and political challenges confronting humanity in the twenty-first century. The intergenerational and transnational ethical issues raised by climate change have been the focus of a significant body of scholarship. In this new collection of essays, leading scholars engage and respond to first-generation

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Global climate change is one of the most daunting ethical and political challenges confronting humanity in the twenty-first century. The intergenerational and transnational ethical issues raised by climate change have been the focus of a significant body of scholarship. In this new collection of essays, leading scholars engage and respond to first-generation scholarship and argue for new ways of thinking about our ethical obligations to present and future generations. Topics addressed in these essays include moral accountability for energy consumption and emissions, egalitarian and libertarian perspectives on mitigation, justice in relation to cap and trade schemes, the ethics of adaptation and the ethical dimensions of the impact of climate change on nature.

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"The fifteen selections in this Arnold anthology on climate change … have much to recommend them … This book presents the best of CC ethical scholarship …"
Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"An excellent resource for upper-level students and professionals in environmental ethics and, one would hope, for people advising political leaders … Recommended …"
M. LaBar, Choice

"Featuring both essays that clearly outline key ethical issues in the mainstream of debate (and, moreover, engage crisply with others in the volume), alongside contributions that offer alternative perspectives on persistent and troubling problems, this collection will have undoubted value as an introduction for readers coming anew to the ethics of climate change after Copenhagen."
Christopher Groves, Environmental Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139063524
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
883 KB

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Denis G. Arnold is the Jule and Marguerite Surtman Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of The Ethics of Global Business (2010) and the editor of Ethics and the Business of Biomedicine (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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