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Right and wrong in a warming world

Author: James Garvey
Publisher: London : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. : [distributor] Orca Book Services, 2008.
Series: Think now
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Provides an introduction to the ethics of climate change. This book considers a climate science and moral philosophy, ultimately finding a way into the many possible positions associated with climate change. It is also a call for doing something about the moral demands placed on both governments and individuals by the fact of climate change.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Garvey
ISBN: 9780826497376 0826497373
OCLC Number: 852014508
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 192 pages ; 20 x 13 x 2 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I. Under the Weather --
1. A brief history of the climate --
2. Greenhouse gasses and climate change --
3. Climate modeling --
4. Predictions --
II. The Weight of the World --
5. Morality, context, and the scope of the problem --
6. Responsibility for the past --
7. Responsibility for the present --
8. Responsibility for the future --
III. Global Responses --
9. Refusing to act --
10. Adaptation --
11. The Kyoto Protocol --
12. Kinds of allocation --
IV. Individual Responses --
13. Individual responsibilities and climate change --
14. Group action --
Appendix: Carbon calculation --
Appendix: Suggestions for reducing individual carbon emissions --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Think now
Responsibility: James Garvey.

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