Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 431–445 | Cite as

Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice

  • Dale JamiesonEmail author
Original Paper


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 



I would like to thank audiences at conferences in Florence, Paris and Amsterdam for helpful discussions of this material, and two anonymous referees for their excellent comments which I have not been able to fully take on board. Thanks in particular to Furio Cerutti and Govert den Hartogh for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Studies ProgramNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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