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Ethical Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman Virtues of the Future$
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Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017534

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001

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Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge

Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge

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(p.240) (p.241) 12 Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge
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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
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Stephen M. Gardiner

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0013

The chapter focuses on climate change in general and geoengineering in particular. It explains who we are in the context of ethical complaints about our understanding of global environmental change. The chapter also considers some categories of negative ethical appraisal to which failure makes humanity susceptible, including those involving tarnishing, marring, and blighting evils.

Keywords:   climate change, geoengineering, global environment change, tarnishing, marring, blighting evils

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