Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security by Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen

By Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Berit Kristoffersen

Offering human safety views on weather switch, this quantity increases problems with fairness, ethics and environmental justice, in addition to our potential to reply to what's more and more thought of to be the best societal problem for humankind. Written by means of foreign specialists, it argues that weather swap has to be seen as a subject of human safety, and never an environmental challenge that may be controlled in isolation from greater questions relating improvement trajectories, and moral tasks in the direction of the terrible and to destiny generations. the concept that of human safeguard deals a brand new method of the demanding situations of weather swap, and the responses that can result in a extra equitable and sustainable destiny. weather switch, Ethics and Human safeguard could be of curiosity to researchers, coverage makers, and practitioners keen on the human dimensions of weather switch, in addition to to upper-level scholars within the social sciences and arts drawn to weather switch.

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He then explains why existing global systems are poorly placed to handle such scenarios and draws attention to humanity’s initial and unsuccessful response to the climate crisis to confirm his conjecture. He identifies a number of weaknesses in moral and political theory, and illustrates his concerns by focusing on one particular kind of moral and political theory, utilitarianism. In particular, he addresses the most influential version of utilitarianism with respect to climate change, namely the use of cost–benefit analysis within a conventional economic framework.

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