"Just as human societies enter the two to three year period in which the definitive decisions will be made about climate change, Vanderheiden has provided a sophisticated model of the underlying issues of justice, appealingly combining a forward-looking allocation of emissions and a backward-looking
allocation of adaptation costs."--Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow at Merton College and Professor of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University
"Vanderheiden has made an original, innovative and important contribution to the growing literature on climate change, environmental policy, and theories of distributive and remedial justice. Atmospheric Justice is a veritable model of how to combine policy analysis with political theory."--Terence
Ball, Professor, Department of Political Science, Arizona State University
"Is justice theory equipped to deal with the special challenges that climate change represents? Steve Vanderheiden offers a precise accounting of the liberal's normative resources and develops his own richly textured version of distributive justice, grounded--vitally and unusually--in a persuasive
theory of responsibility."--Andrew Dobson, Professor of Politics, Keele University
About the Author
Steve Vanderheiden is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he specializes in normative political theory and environmental politics.