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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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Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration

Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration

(p.47) 2 Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration
Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

William M. Throop

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses the threat of climate change and the traditional aims of restoration. It argues that a healing metaphor for restoration best expresses the moral dimensions of restoration associated with our relations to ecosystems. The chapter also suggests that humility, self-restraint, sensitivity, and respect for others are the main virtues associated with the healing metaphor.

Keywords:   climate change, restoration, healing metaphor, ecosystems, humility, self-restraint, respect

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