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Ethics and Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect
Faced with the prospect of global warming, the anticipated rapid rise in global air temperatures due to the release of gases into the atmosphere, we have two choices of how to respond: adaptation or avoidance. With adaptation we keep burning fossil fuels, let global temperatures rise and make whatever changes this requires: move people from environmentally damaged areas, ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published August 19th 1993 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Although the book is outdated in many respects(the chief reason for the middle of the road rating), this is still a pretty good look at ethical considerations that should be kept in mind in regards to dealing with climate change. The chapter "Personal Responsibility" provided some really insightful thoughts, and I would like to explore the idea of an "Atmosphere Trust" further. Also, the different "economic thinking" approaches in the later chapters were interesting, and got me thinking of other ...more
Harold G. Coward is a professor emeritus of history and the founding director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and was the founding editor of the Journal for Hindu-Christian Studies and editor of the WLU Press series The Study of ...moreMore about Harold Coward...