Ethics and climate change: an introduction

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  • Stephen M. Gardiner

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    1. Department of Philosophy and Program on Values in Society, University of Washington, Box 353350, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    • Department of Philosophy and Program on Values in Society, University of Washington, Box 353350, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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Abstract

Climate ethics is an emerging field. This paper serves as a critical introductory overview. It focuses on five areas of discussion that are particularly relevant to substantive climate policy: the treatment of scientific uncertainty, responsibility for past emissions, the setting of mitigation targets, and the places of adaptation and geoengineering in the policy portfolio. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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