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Name of Article:
A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of Moral Corruption 
Title of Book/Journal:
Environmental Values 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
August 2006     
Author(s):
Gardner, Stephen M.
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
15 
Issue: 3
Pages: 397 - 413  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
White Horse Press   
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Keyword(s):
CLIMATE CHANGE
INTERGENERATIONAL
ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
The peculiar features of the climate change problem pose substantial obstacles to our ability to make the hard choices necessary to address it. Climate change involves the convergence of a set of global, intergenerational and theoretical problems. This convergence justifies calling it a 'perfect moral storm'. One consequence of this storm is that, even if the other difficult ethical questions surrounding climate change could be answered, we might still find it difficult to act. For the storm makes us extremely vulnerable to moral corruption.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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