The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding arguably the greatest threat now facing humanity. Williston addresses important questions such as:
- Has humanity entered the Anthropocene?
- Is climate change primarily an ethical issue?
- Does climate change represent a moral wrong?
- What are the impacts of climate change?
- What are the main causes of political inaction?
- What is the argument for climate change denial?
- What are intragenerational justice and intergenerational justice?
- To what extent is climate change an economic problem?
- Is geoengineering an ethically appropriate response to climate change?
Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an immensely topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, sustainability, geography, and politics.