20 Oct '11, 12pm

The ethics of climate change: Why should people in the future pay to clean up our mess?

The Ethical Dimension of Tackling Climate Change The global challenge of climate change poses a perfect moral storm — by failing to take action to rein in carbon emissions, the current generation is spreading the costs of its behavior far into the future. Why should people in the future pay to clean up our mess? by stephen gardiner Sometimes the best way to make progress on a problem is to get clearer on what that problem is. Arguably, the biggest issue facing humanity at the moment is the looming global environmental crisis. Here, the problem is not that we are unaware that trouble is coming. After all, the basic science is both well known and continually being reiterated in major national and international reports. Rather, the core problem is that thus far effective action seems beyond us. We seem at best paralyzed, and at worst indifferent. Put starkly, there seems litt...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_ethical_dimension_of_tac...

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