GENED 1015. Ethics of Climate Change

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Lucas Stanczyk
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 12:00-1:15PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 205079
  • Subject Area: General Education

How should governments respond to the problem of climate change? What should happen to the level of greenhouse gas emissions and how quickly? How much can the present generation be expected to sacrifice to improve conditions for future generations? How should the costs of mitigation and adaptation be apportioned between countries? Should significant funds be allocated to the study of geo-engineering? We will consider these and other questions in an effort to understand our responsibilities in respect of climate change, with a special focus on the structure of the analytical frameworks that have long been dominant among policymakers.