Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 431–445

Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11948-009-9174-x

Cite this article as:
Jamieson, D. Sci Eng Ethics (2010) 16: 431. doi:10.1007/s11948-009-9174-x


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 changeGlobal justiceRespect for natureResponsibility

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Studies ProgramNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA