A perfect moral storm the ethical tragedy of climate change by Stephen Mark Gardiner

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Environmental ethics,
  • Environmental responsibility,
  • Global warming

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementStephen M. Gardiner
SeriesEnvironmental ethics and science policy series, Environmental ethics and science policy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGE42 .G37 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 489 p. ;
Number of Pages489
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24914160M
ISBN 100195379446
ISBN 109780195379440
LC Control Number2010030958
OCLC/WorldCa649927550

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Gardiner Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series. Defends a controversial thesis about the nature of the climate problem, arguing that because the problem is dominated by its intergenerational aspect, existing institutions and theories are poorly placed to cope. A Perfect Moral Storm is Gardiner’s most extensive and detailed statement to date on this theme.

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Introduction: Navigating The Perfect Moral Storm in Light of a Thirty-Five Year Debate 2. Thirty-Five Year Climate Change Policy Debate Part 2: Priority Ethical Issues 3. Ethical Problems with Cost Arguments 4. Ethics and Scientific Uncertainty Arguments 5. Atmospheric Targets 6. Allocating National Emissions Targets 7.

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