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A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner

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A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change
Title
A perfect moral storm
Title remainder
the ethical tragedy of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Gardiner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves --
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W2U
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Gardiner, Stephen Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental ethics and science policy series
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  • Environmental responsibility
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Environmental ethics
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A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:376521/one
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The global environmental tragedy -- A perfect moral storm -- The consumption tragedy -- Somebody else's problem? -- A shadowy and evolving tragedy -- The tyranny of the contemporary -- An intergenerational arms race? -- A global test for political institutions and theories -- Cost-benefit paralysis -- Jane Austen vs. climate economics -- Geoengineering in an atmosphere of evil -- Some initial ethics for the transition -- The immediate future -- Appendix 1: The population tragedy -- Appendix 2: Epistemic corruption and scientific uncertainty in Michael Crichton's State of fear
Control code
FIEb17489611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780195379440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649927550
Label
A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:376521/one
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The global environmental tragedy -- A perfect moral storm -- The consumption tragedy -- Somebody else's problem? -- A shadowy and evolving tragedy -- The tyranny of the contemporary -- An intergenerational arms race? -- A global test for political institutions and theories -- Cost-benefit paralysis -- Jane Austen vs. climate economics -- Geoengineering in an atmosphere of evil -- Some initial ethics for the transition -- The immediate future -- Appendix 1: The population tragedy -- Appendix 2: Epistemic corruption and scientific uncertainty in Michael Crichton's State of fear
Control code
FIEb17489611
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780195379440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649927550

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