Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World

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Routledge, Oct 26, 2020 - Climate change mitigation - 103 pages
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Climate change confronts us with our most pressing challenges today. The global consensus is clear that human activity is mostly to blame for its harmful effects, but there is disagreement about what should be done. While no shortage of proposals from ecological footprints and the polluter pays principle to adaptation technology and economic reforms, each offers a solution - but is climate change a problem we can solve?

In this provocative new book, these popular proposals for ending or overcoming the threat of climate change are shown to offer no easy escape and each rest on an important mistake. Thom Brooks argues that a future environmental catastrophe is an event we can only delay or endure, but not avoid. This raises new ethical questions about how we should think about climate change. How should we reconceive sustainability without a status quo? Why is action more urgent and necessary than previously thought? What can we do to motivate and inspire hope? Many have misunderstood the kind of problem that climate change presents - as well as the daunting challenges we must face and overcome. Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World is a critical guide on how we can better understand the fragile world around us before it is too late.

This innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, climate justice, environmental policy and environmental ethics.

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About the author (2020)

Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government, the Dean of Durham Law School and Associate Member of the Philosophy Department and School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. He is founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

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