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The Ethics of Global Climate Change

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Denis G. Arnold, Dale Jamieson, Stephen Gardiner, John Nolt, Simon Caney, Darrel Moellendorf, Luc Bovens, Sarah Krakoff, Robert H. Socolow, Mary R. English, Philip Cafaro, Richard D. Morgenstern, Alice Kaswan, W. Neil Adger, Sophie Nicholson-Cole, Clare Palmer, Henry Shue
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107000698
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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.

    • Provides critical perspectives on the existing literature on the ethics of climate change
    • Includes an up-to-date treatment, with articles discussing the Copenhagen climate conference
    • Authors provide an introductory overview of the scientific consensus regarding climate change
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "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

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107000698
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: climate change and ethics Denis G. Arnold
    1. Energy, ethics and the transformation of nature Dale Jamieson
    2. Is no one responsible for global environmental tragedy? Climate change as challenge in our ethical concepts Stephen Gardiner
    3. Greenhouse gas emission and the domination of posterity John Nolt
    4. Climate change, energy rights and equality Simon Caney
    5. Common atmospheric ownership and equal emissions entitlements Darrel Moellendorf
    6. A Lockean defense of grandfathering emission rights Luc Bovens
    7. Parenting the planet Sarah Krakoff
    8. Living ethically in a greenhouse Robert H. Socolow and Mary R. English
    9. Beyond business as usual: alternative wedges to avoid catastrophic climate change and create sustainable societies Philip Cafaro
    10. Addressing competitiveness in US climate policy Richard D. Morgenstern
    11. Reconciling justice and efficiency: integrating environmental justice into domestic cap-and-trade programs for controlling greenhouse gases Alice Kaswan
    12. Ethical dimensions of adapting to climate change imposed risks W. Neil Adger and Sophie Nicholson-Cole
    13. Does nature matter? The place of the nonhuman in the ethics of climate change Clare Palmer
    14. Human rights, climate change, and the trillionth ton Henry Shue.

  • Editor

    Denis G. Arnold, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    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).


    Denis G. Arnold, Dale Jamieson, Stephen Gardiner, John Nolt, Simon Caney, Darrel Moellendorf, Luc Bovens, Sarah Krakoff, Robert H. Socolow, Mary R. English, Philip Cafaro, Richard D. Morgenstern, Alice Kaswan, W. Neil Adger, Sophie Nicholson-Cole, Clare Palmer, Henry Shue

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