Original Paper

Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 431-445

First online:

Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice

  • Dale JamiesonAffiliated withEnvironmental Studies Program, New York University Email author 


In this paper I make the following claims. In order to see anthropogenic climate change as clearly involving moral wrongs and global injustices, we will have to revise some central concepts in these domains. Moreover, climate change threatens another value (“respect for nature”) that cannot easily be taken up by concerns of global justice or moral responsibility.


Climate change Global justice Respect for nature Responsibility