29 Nov '15, 1pm

Making the Moral Case on Climate Change Ahead of COP21 Paris Summit

This is a guest post by Lawrence Torcello, cross-posted from The Conversation . Much of the general public is well aware of scientists' recommendations on climate change. In particular, climate scientists and other academics say society needs to keep global temperatures to no more than two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change. But now more academics are weighing in on climate change: philosophers, ethicists, and social scientists among others. More than 2,100 academics, and counting, from over 80 nations and a diversity of disciplines have endorsed a moral and political statement addressed to global leaders ahead of December’s UN climate conference in Paris. A few of the more widely recognizable signatories include philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky (MIT ); cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky (University of...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/11/29/making-moral-case-cl...

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