I am rubbish at self-promotion, but it seems part of the way things are done these days. Blushing almost audibly, I am very happy to report that The Ethics of Climate Change is published this week. You can find further details here: http://tinyurl.com/2zeywg. Here’s part of the blurb from the publisher.
The book considers some climate science and a lot of moral philosophy. It is written in the conviction that climate change is largely a moral problem — what we should do about it depends on what matters to us and what we think is right. It is also a call for action, for doing something about the moral demands placed on both governments and individuals by the fact of climate change. It’s about choices, responsibility, and where the moral weight falls on our warming world.
‘The Ethics of Climate Change is a model of philosophical reasoning about one of the greatest moral challenges any generation has ever faced. If you don’t yet know why you should be morally outraged about the present situation, read this book. Calmly, carefully, with well-marshalled facts and sound argument, Garvey shows us just how badly the nations of the industrialized world — and the citizens of those nations — are behaving. He also tells us what we need to do about it.’
— Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
‘Written in plain English, Garvey’s excellent book makes accessible to the reader the ethical issues surrounding global warming, and the literature too. It should figure on all relevant reading lists.’
— Robin Attfield, Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University