Debating Climate Ethics

2016.11.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach, Debating Climate Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2016, 272pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.11.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach, Debating Climate Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2016, 272pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780199996483. Reviewed by Byron Williston, Wilfrid Laurier University The stated goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to ensure that greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are stabilized so that "dangerous anthropogenic interference" in the climate system is avoided. In December 2015, the body charged with crafting an international agreement to make this happen, the Conference of Parties, met in Paris and agreed that the only way to prevent such interference is to keep average global temperatures "well below" 2°C relative to the pre-industrial baseline. Most have interpreted this as meaning that we should work towards a 1°5C guardrail. Because the world has already warmed by about 1°C, with probably close to another 1°C 'in the. . .

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