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Global warming as a moral issue: ethics and economics of reducing carbon emissions
by Mishka Lysack
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER), Vol. 10, No. 1/2, 2008


Abstract: In attempting to mitigate the effects of global warming, the international community has relied on the autonomous and amoral forces of the global market economy as a primary, if not sole, instrument of reducing GHG emissions. Signs are now appearing that such an arrangement has reinforced the disadvantage of the global South by contributing to eco-social stresses and ecological decline, while failing to significantly reduce GHG emissions. Rather than seeing climate change as a technological or economic issue, I propose that a moral framework and collective decision-making are required, combined with a communitarian ethic of care and environmental justice.

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