The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction

1st Edition

Byron Williston

Routledge
Published June 27, 2018
Textbook - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138559790 - CAT# Y381030
Series: The Ethics of ...

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Summary

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.

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