RSSRoundtable: The Facts, Fictions, and Future of Climate Change

The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

| September 2014
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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?

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Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

| September 2014
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The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound.

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A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations

A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations

| September 2014
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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.

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Moral Collapse in a Warming World

Moral Collapse in a Warming World

| September 2014
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When it comes to climate change, moral corruption prevails not because the situation is inherently murky, but because confusion has been deliberately sown.

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Three Questions on Climate Change

Three Questions on Climate Change

| September 2014
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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.

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The Changing Ethics of Climate Change

The Changing Ethics of Climate Change

| September 2014
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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.

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A “Natural” Proposal for Addressing Climate Change

A “Natural” Proposal for Addressing Climate Change

| September 2014
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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.

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