Climate Change and Social Justice

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, Jun 16, 2009 - Nature - 264 pages
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The impacts of climate change can already be felt in society and on the Earth itself. As new evidence of the environmental impact of climate change is constantly emerging, we are forced to confront the significance of our political decisions about who will pay the price of responding to a changing climate. In the rush to avoid or reduce the repercussions of climate change, we need to ensure that the burden is evenly distributed or run the risk of creating injustice.
Climate Change and Social Justice demonstrates that the problem of how to distribute the costs of climate change is fundamentally a problem of justice. If we ignore the concerns addressed this book, the additional burdens of climate change will fall on the poor and vulnerable.
Jeremy Moss brings together today's key thinkers in climate research, including Peter Singer, Ross Garnaut and David Karoly, to respond to these important issues.
 

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Contents

Contributors
Assigning Responsibility for the Impacts of Anthropogenic
Climate Justice
Some Distributional Issues in Greenhouse Gas Policy Design
Justice and Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Refugees and New Understandings of Security
Remembering Equity and Justice in International
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Jeremy Moss is Director of the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Melbourne. His main research interests are in egalitarian discussions of justice, political obligation, welfare, climate change and disability. He has published numerous articles on these topics and won several awards for his work including the Eureka Prize for Research In Ethics and the Australasian Association for Philosophy Media Prize.

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