The Introductory Ethics Behind the ‘Why’ concerning our Responsibility to the Future

Science, politics and economics dominate the discourse regarding the climate and secure
futures. But we do not seem to be getting far with these as our only motivations, what is
missing is the humanities. British economist turned moral philosopher John Broome argues
for the maximisation of wellbeing in the future by focusing on ‘weighing’ current lives versus
future ones. This is just one example of how, by applying philosophical,
historical and social science discourse to the problem of climate change, there is huge
potential for growth in support for the cause.

The latest publication of Victoria Lovell (21) adresses the Ethics behind climate change discourse and why we should look at the problem more through an ethical perspective!

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