Not so long ago there was almost no philosophy on what is today’s most urgent political issue – global warming. Now there’s a burgeoning philosophical literature in the area. Climate change raises a range of moral questions. Who’s responsible for the situation we’re now in? How should we live, to avoid making things even worse? And what obligations, if any, do we have to future generations? James Garvey works at the Royal Institute of Philosophy and is author of a book on the ethics of climate change. Produced by Ethics Bites, Open University/BBC. Part of 14-part podcast on ethics.
Professor Bryan Norton of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech University speaks about his book – Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management– and how pragmatism can inform a more rigorous philosophical framework for thinking about “sustainability.”
Produced by Sense and Sustainability, a production devoted to exploring the diversity of perspectives on issues of sustainable development. Episode 17, August 15, 2001.
Clark Wolf teaches philosophy and political science at Iowa State University, with an emphasis on resource sustainability and future generations. Here he previews ideas in the paper he’ll deliver at the Climate Ethics Conference at UAA.
This interview was recorded September 2, 2011. Produced for the NSF Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference, September 8-9, 2011, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK.
Bryan Norton talks about devising an environmental decision-making process that brings all interests to the table. What we need to sustain our planet, he says, is a decision-making process that accommodates ALL values—human, environmental and economic.
This phone interview was recorded Sept. 5th, 2011. Produced for the NSF Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference, September 8-9, 2011, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK.
Philosopher Chrisoula Andreou studies how humans make decisions. She says that even if we could all agree on how to stem climate change, our own individual actions might be hard for us to complete, procrastination being the culprit.
This phone interview was recorded Sept. 5, 2011. Produced for the NSF Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference, September 8-9, 2011, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK.