Global Warming is an Ethical Issue

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global warming is undeniably an ethical issue, and we must face it as such. That means asking hard questions about responsibility, accountability, and the differences between actions — whether political, economic, or wholly personal — that are right versus those that are wrong. It may seem odd that the Earth Charter does not include the phrases “global warming” or “climate change.” This is because the ethical issues involved are much broader; climate change is, after all, merely a symptom of a much deeper problem. Global warming is not the root cause of climate change, either, but simply an intermediate step between the actions of human beings (resulting in emissions) and the response of Earth’s dynamic systems. The Earth Charter opens

Author: Alan AtKisson
Country: International
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