Climate Matters by John Broome
Ethics in a Warming World (Amnesty International Global Ethics Series)

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...Mr. Broome’s expertise in these areas is not established, his discussion needs to be evaluated very carefully by bringing in outside data and arguments and remaining always conscious of the philosophical and political agendas of those involved.
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A vital new moral perspective on the climate change debate.


Esteemed philosopher John Broome avoids the familiar ideological stances on climate change policy and examines the issue through an invigorating new lens. As he considers the moral dimensions of climate change, he reasons clearly through what universal standards of goodness and justice require of us, both as citizens and as governments. His conclusions—some as demanding as they are logical—will challenge and enlighten. Eco-conscious readers may be surprised to hear they have a duty to offset all their carbon emissions, while policy makers will grapple with Broome’s analysis of what if anything is owed to future generations. From the science of greenhouse gases to the intricate logic of cap and trade, Broome reveals how the principles that underlie everyday decision making also provide simple and effective ideas for confronting climate change. Climate Matters is an essential contribution to one of the paramount issues of our time.
 

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John Broome is the White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is also the lead author on Working Group III of the UN's International Panel on Climate Change.
 
Published July 23, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 225 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Donald F. Calbreath on Jul 23 2012

...Mr. Broome’s expertise in these areas is not established, his discussion needs to be evaluated very carefully by bringing in outside data and arguments and remaining always conscious of the philosophical and political agendas of those involved.

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