Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the big issue

As the end of 2009 draws near, climate change is the "big issue" for many of us who follow environmental news and are concerned about our effect on this planet. Ethical choices are clearly outlined by the things we've learned about the changing climate, but certainly many differences of opinion exist.

To provide a few of the best resources for learning more about climate change, ethical issues connected with our behavior, and how to address these matters, here are a few links:

A way to look at "the four sides of the issues" as of right now, by the great innovator Stewart Brand ---

A brief but concise summary of the issues from Worldwatch ---

The much more detailed but excellent links from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme can be found here. One can subscribe free to Global Change magazine at this link.

Download the excellent Climate Change Reference Guide here.

A fine book entitled The Ethics of Climate Change - Right and Wrong in a Warming World by James Garvey - see a set of short reviews here. Philosopher Peter Singer has described Garvey's book as 'a model of philosophical reasoning about one of the greatest challenges any generation has ever faced.'

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