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The Ethics of Climate Change


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Introduction; I. Under the Weather; 1. A brief history of the climate; 2. Greenhouse gasses and climate change; 3. Climate modeling; 4. Predictions; II. The Weight of the World; 5. Morality, context, and the scope of the problem; 6. Responsibility for the past; 7. Responsibility for the present; 8. Responsibility for the future; III. Global Responses; 9. Refusing to act; 10. Adaptation; 11. The Kyoto Protocol; 12. Kinds of allocation; IV. Individual Responses; 13. Individual responsibilities and climate change; 14. Group action; Appendix: Carbon calculation; Appendix: Suggestions for reducing individual carbon emissions; Epilogue.

About the Author

James Garvey is Secretary of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and author of The Twenty Greatest Philosophy Books (Continuum, 2006).


"Garvey's book explores the philosophical implications of, and for, this issue."
Mentioned in Times Higher Educational Supplement, 24 January 2008

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