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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Should we “pay it forward”? The question of intergenerational responsibility Introduction • Should we “pay it forward”? – But unknown future – How future? – Future humans? What about non-humans? • Temporality or time horizon of environmental ethics http://a69.g.akamai.net/n/69/10688/v1/img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/ nmedia/00/00/00/85/69197223_ph4.jpg Biological old regime • < ~1750 in “the West” • Annual solar energy cycle – Products – Production and processing http://blog.americanfeast.com/images/New%20Hope%20Mill%201.jpg http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/kids/machinery/images/medium/Evans-sulky-walking-plow.jpg Coal • Significant shift (1750 – 1850) • End of limits to annual solar energy flow • Geologic time (coal) v. pace of human consumption http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/assets/userfiles/wolverhampton_history/industry/001505.jpg Oil • Recent “oil age” • Motives: – Industrial lubricants – Lighting h t t p : / /w w w . r a r e-m a p s . c o m /P H O T O S _ P IC /P- 3 5 4- T E X A S-O I L . J P G http://www.epa.gov/nbh/gif/SHIPS.jpg •...
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