- Hardcover: 262 pages
- Publisher: Transaction Publishers (April 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1412814596
- ISBN-13: 978-1412814591
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,080,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The breadth and depth of the discourse to reconceptualize environmental ethics and change the human mind-set about moral responsibility are impressive and critical for developing the well-being of people everywhere, as well as for sustaining the future ecological resiliency of the Earth. These essays need a wide readership, particularly among government officials, environmental ethicists, and global policy makers… Highly recommended.”
—P. R. Pinet, CHOICE
“Climate Change and Environmental Ethics uses writings from scholars from different disciplines - ethics, ecology, economics and more - to explore issues inherent in climate change politics. There's a big divide between developed and developing countries on how to respond to climate change issues: Climate Change and Environmental Ethics offers a scholarly multi-disciplinary exploration of environmental ethics as a whole, and pairs this analysis with suggestions for concrete, specific actions.”
“The changing climate is pushing many Earth systems towards critical thresholds that will alter regional and global environmental balances and threaten stability at multiple scales. Alarmingly, we may have already passed tipping points that are irreversible within the time span of our current civilization.”
—UNEP Year Book 2009
“Climate Change and Environmental Ethics collects well known authors from the humanities and social sciences to bring fresh insight and very important analysis of the present impasse in global climate change policy. The book’s primary goal is to explore new possible modes of governance and the need to change the modern mindset. ...a “must read” for all global policy makers who are involved with setting in place a new Climate Change Protocol and everyone else who cares about the future of our planet.”
—Ruth Irwin, Senior Lecturer in Ethics at Auckland University of Technology
“The issue of global climate change challenges us scientifically, technically, and economically. But perhaps more than anything, it challenges us ethically. It forces us to confront the thought that the world we have created is perhaps not worthy of us as moral beings. Such insight creates crisis: how could we act differently? How could we be better, more just, wiser, and more prudent? Environmental ethics offers a critically important tool to reconceptualize our ideas about what it means to be a human, what it means to act justly and rightly, and what it means to be a person of dignity and grace in the world today. The important and thoughtful essays in Ved Nanda’s Climate Change and Environmental Ethics are precisely the kind of reconceptualizing we so desperately need.”
—Michael Nelson, Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy at Michigan State University
About the Author
Ved P. Nanda is John Evans Professor at the University of Denver and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law at the University of Denver–Sturm College of Law, where he also serves as director of the International Legal Studies Program. He holds or has held numerous official posts in professional organizations, such as the World Jurist Association, International Law Association, American Society of International Law, and the United States Institute of Human Rights.