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A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner

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A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change
Title
A perfect moral storm
Title remainder
the ethical tragedy of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Gardiner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gardiner, Stephen Mark
Dewey number
179/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
GE42
LC item number
.G37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental ethics and science policy series
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  • Environmental ethics
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Ethik
  • Klimaänderung
Label
A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The global environmental tragedy -- My approach -- Introducing the perfect storm metaphor -- Climate change -- The wider relevance of the model -- Outline of the book -- pt. A. Overview. 1. A perfect moral storm : Why ethics? ; The global storm ; The intergenerational storm ; The theoretical storm ; The problem of moral corruption -- 2. The consumption tragedy : What's the point of game theory ; Motivating the models ; A green energy revolution? ; Consumption and happiness ; Conclusion -- pt. B. The global storm. 3. Somebody else's problem? : Past climate policy ; Somebody else's burden? ; Against optimism ; Conclusion -- 4. A shadowy and evolving tragedy : Climate prisoners? ; An evolving tragedy ; Beyond pessimism ; Lingering tragedy ; Climate policy in the shadows ; Conclusion -- pt. C. The intergenerational storm. 5. The tyranny of the contemporary : Problems with "generations" ; Intergenerational buck-passing ; Intergenerational buck-passing vs. the prisoner's dilemma ; The features of the pure intergenerational problem ; Applications and complications ; Mitigating factors ; Conclusion -- 6. An intergenerational arms race? : Abrupt climate change ; Three causes of political inertia ; Against undermining ; Conclusion -- pt. D. The theoretical storm. 7. A global test for contemporary political institutions and theories : The global test ; Scenarios ; A conjecture ; Theoretical vices ; An illustration: utilitarianism ; The status of the complaint ; Conclusion -- 8. Cost-benefit paralysis : Cost-benefit analysis in normal contexts ; CBA for climate change ; The presumption against discounting ; The basic economics of the discount rate ; Discounting the rich? ; Declining discount rates ; Two objectives to not discounting ; The "anything goes" argument ; Conclusion -- pt. E. Moral corruption : 9. Jane Austen vs. climate economics : Corruption ; The dubious dashwoods: initial parallels ; The opening assault on the status of the moral claim ; The assault on content ; Indirect attacks ; The moral of the story -- 10. Geoengineering in an atmosphere of evil : An idea that is changing the world ; Political inertia revisited ; Two preliminary arguments ; Arming the future ; Arm the present? ; Evolving shadows ; Underestimating evil ; An atmosphere of evil ; "But, should we do it?" -- pt. F. What now? : 11. Some initial ethics for the transition : An ethical framing ; The ethics of skepticism ; Past emissions ; Future emissions ; Responsibility ; Ideal theory ; Conclusion -- 12. The immediate future -- Appendix 1 : The population tragedy : Hardin's analysis ; Population as a tragedy of the commons ; Total environmental impact ; Conclusion -- Appendix 2 : Epistemic corruption and scientific uncertainty in Michael Crichton's State of fear : What the scientists know ; Certainty, guesswork, and the missing middle ; Conclusion
Control code
649927550
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780195379440
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649927550
Label
A perfect moral storm : the ethical tragedy of climate change, Stephen M. Gardiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The global environmental tragedy -- My approach -- Introducing the perfect storm metaphor -- Climate change -- The wider relevance of the model -- Outline of the book -- pt. A. Overview. 1. A perfect moral storm : Why ethics? ; The global storm ; The intergenerational storm ; The theoretical storm ; The problem of moral corruption -- 2. The consumption tragedy : What's the point of game theory ; Motivating the models ; A green energy revolution? ; Consumption and happiness ; Conclusion -- pt. B. The global storm. 3. Somebody else's problem? : Past climate policy ; Somebody else's burden? ; Against optimism ; Conclusion -- 4. A shadowy and evolving tragedy : Climate prisoners? ; An evolving tragedy ; Beyond pessimism ; Lingering tragedy ; Climate policy in the shadows ; Conclusion -- pt. C. The intergenerational storm. 5. The tyranny of the contemporary : Problems with "generations" ; Intergenerational buck-passing ; Intergenerational buck-passing vs. the prisoner's dilemma ; The features of the pure intergenerational problem ; Applications and complications ; Mitigating factors ; Conclusion -- 6. An intergenerational arms race? : Abrupt climate change ; Three causes of political inertia ; Against undermining ; Conclusion -- pt. D. The theoretical storm. 7. A global test for contemporary political institutions and theories : The global test ; Scenarios ; A conjecture ; Theoretical vices ; An illustration: utilitarianism ; The status of the complaint ; Conclusion -- 8. Cost-benefit paralysis : Cost-benefit analysis in normal contexts ; CBA for climate change ; The presumption against discounting ; The basic economics of the discount rate ; Discounting the rich? ; Declining discount rates ; Two objectives to not discounting ; The "anything goes" argument ; Conclusion -- pt. E. Moral corruption : 9. Jane Austen vs. climate economics : Corruption ; The dubious dashwoods: initial parallels ; The opening assault on the status of the moral claim ; The assault on content ; Indirect attacks ; The moral of the story -- 10. Geoengineering in an atmosphere of evil : An idea that is changing the world ; Political inertia revisited ; Two preliminary arguments ; Arming the future ; Arm the present? ; Evolving shadows ; Underestimating evil ; An atmosphere of evil ; "But, should we do it?" -- pt. F. What now? : 11. Some initial ethics for the transition : An ethical framing ; The ethics of skepticism ; Past emissions ; Future emissions ; Responsibility ; Ideal theory ; Conclusion -- 12. The immediate future -- Appendix 1 : The population tragedy : Hardin's analysis ; Population as a tragedy of the commons ; Total environmental impact ; Conclusion -- Appendix 2 : Epistemic corruption and scientific uncertainty in Michael Crichton's State of fear : What the scientists know ; Certainty, guesswork, and the missing middle ; Conclusion
Control code
649927550
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780195379440
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649927550

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