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The Ethical Challenge of Climate Change (PEI series Pt 1)

Speaker: Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University Discussant: George Philander, Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University (Sep 30, 2008 at Princeton University) Climate change raises old ethical issues in a new way. The old issues are essentially those of justice in distribution, as familiar as the old problem of sharing a pie between many hungry people. How should we divide up the capacity of our atmosphere to absorb our greenhouse gases? Justice between generations is also obviously relevant. But these issues arise in new ways that threaten our traditional sense of what is right and what is wrong. Hence climate change presents a new and particularly difficult moral challenge. This is part one of a 5-part "Ethics and Climate Change" series sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the University Center for Human Values.
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