17_Ethics_climate_ch2011

17_Ethics_climate_ch2011 - What ethical issues arise from...

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What ethical issues arise from global climate change? http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/11/18/world/18climatenew.600.jpg
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Who pays? Who is responsible? If climate change policies are morally required, how should the costs and benefits of historic, current, and future climate change be allocated – in the present and the future? http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/mba/lowres/mban1893l.jpg
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(How) do we assign responsibility for the past ? Most philosophers recommend restrictions on industrialized countries while allowing increased emissions for developing nations.
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What are the arguments behind this position? Historical emissions Disproportionate burdens on global South
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Extending justice back in time “Global” commons (yet unequal access and impacts)
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http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/sb/July-2004/History.jpg Berkeley lab
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Extending justice back in time Counter arguments: How to quantify past emissions? Past ignorance, today’s standards
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