Just in time for the UN Climate Summit on September 23, don't miss the new roundtable from the Fall 2014 issue of Ethics & International Affairs, "The Facts, Fictions, and Future of Climate Change," free for a limited time.
This roundtable features:
A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations
Stephen M. Gardiner
The climate problem is usually misdiagnosed as a traditional tragedy of the commons, but this obscures two deeper and distinctively ethical challenges. We must call for a global constitutional convention focused on future generations.
The Dawning of an Earth Ethic
Scott Russell Sanders
So far we have failed to act on the scale or with the urgency required to avert the unfolding disaster of climate change. Why are we failing? What keeps us from caring for the atmosphere as a shared, finite, and fragile envelope for life?
Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change
The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound. Embracing these opportunities may well come to define what it means to be fully human in an age of climate change.
Moral Collapse in a Warming World
When it comes to climate change, moral corruption prevails not because the situation is inherently murky, but because confusion has been deliberately sown.
Three Questions on Climate Change
Climate change will have highly significant and largely negative effects on human societies into the foreseeable future, effects that are already generating ethical and policy dilemmas of unprecedented scope, scale, and complexity.
The Changing Ethics of Climate Change
Traditional framings of climate change action being about future generations or simply another dimension of the North-South divide in global geopolitics are not irrelevant today, but they are no longer sufficient.
A "Natural" Proposal for Addressing Climate Change
Thomas E. Lovejoy
One of the fundamental challenges of climate change is that we contribute to it increment by increment, and experience it increment by increment after a considerable time lag.