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Climate Change- Ethical Basics

by: Jocelyn Rossell

Climate Change- Ethical Basics PoliSci 3450

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Jocelyn Rossell
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Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray

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Notes on Climate Change- Ethical Basics from 2 pieces by Stephen Gardiner. Lecture 11/3/15
Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jocelyn Rossell on Thursday November 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PoliSci 3450 at Ohio State University taught by Eric MacGilvray in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Ethics and Public Policy in Political Science at Ohio State University.

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Date Created: 11/05/15
Climate Change Ethical Basics Stephen M Gardiner quotEthics and Global Climate Changequot Risk and Uncertainty 0 Risk probability that something bad will happen Uncertainty something will happen but risk is unknown Uncertain how things may effect animals Observational data is short Climate is complex Nonlinear threshold effects I Temperature change and animal effects I Downside risk is extremely high what are those chances OOOOO Cost Benefit Analysis 0 Economic models 0 Discount rate I How much to make things costs and be received in I Discount rate of letting years go by or getting today Privileging the current livings interest not thinking about long run Lowering value of future benefit How much should we tolerate and do based on costliness When genuinely uncertain of what will happen face maximum gains and minimum cost I Worst situation might face is as good as possible 0000 0 Precautionary Principal Responsibility for Past Harms 0 Historical I Assumption 0 Common resource I Distribution Stephen M Gardiner quotA Perfect Moral Stormquot Spatial Problem Prisoner s Dilemma o Collectively rational o All want things to be better but that s in con ict for what is individually ration 0 Having others have less emissions but you keep doing what you re doing Everyone will do what s individually rational o Tragedy of the Commons 0 I Share of population or share of self I Goats grazing example 0 Create right policy to fix climate change I No right agreement I No global warming agency to focus on this Temporal Problem 0 Can hope someone else solves the problem 0 Only have access to same solutions at certain time


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