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Gardiner IAH 206 Matt Ferkany
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The ethics of climate change Two questions: 1. Should we pursue a strategy of adaptation or abatement? 1. If we should abate climate change, how should responsibility for doing so be distributed between developed nations and developing nations?
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A note about Kyoto Russia ratified in 2004 Australia signed in 2007 This leaves the U.S. alone unsigned among developed nations What’s the controversy?
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Two other questions Is there anything you value so much you are unwilling to put a dollar value on it, something you wouldn’t do whatever it cost you financially or you were paid for it? Imagine you have harmed another in some way that, ordinarily, would make you subject to blame for it. What circumstances might make you blameless?
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Abatement or adaptation? The cost argument , an argument favoring adaptation: the costs of abating climate change in terms of world GDP outweigh the benefits, therefore, we should just adapt to it. The cost argument a COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS:
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course IAH 206 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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