Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Ethics of Climate Change

Here are a few lines about The Ethics of Climate Change:

'The Ethics of Climate Change is a model of philosophical reasoning about one of the greatest moral challenges any generation has ever faced. If you don't yet know why you should be morally outraged about the present situation, read this book. Calmly, carefully, with well-marshalled facts and sound argument, Garvey shows us just how badly the nations of the industrialized world -- and the citizens of those nations -- are behaving. He also tells us what we need to do about it.'
-- Peter Singer, Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

'Open this book and James Garvey is right there making real sense to you. A new philosopher doing logic in the world. In a necessary conversation, capturing you to the very end.'
-- Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus, University College London

'Written in plain English, Garvey's excellent book makes accessiblle to the reader the ethical issues surrounding global warming, and the literature too. It should figure on all relevant reading lists.'
-- Robin Attfield, Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University

'Essential reading for anyone interested in the urgent moral questions raised by our climate crisis.'
-- Mark Lynas, Author of Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

'Deserves to be a campus classic.'
-- Jonathan Webber, The Philosopher's Magazine

...an excellent attempt to weigh up the ethical arguments surrounding climate change. Garvey manages to remind us of the severity of the issue, whilst maintaining a light, enjoyable, easily readable, even conversational style.'
-- Clare Saunders, Environmental Politics

'It's an excellent book to think with: Garvey has a delicious style, often very funny, and a trick of ushering the reader right inside his thought experiments...'
-- Stephen Poole, The Guardian

More reviews in The Guardian, The Philosophers' Magazine, Lifegoggles, and The Daily Kos. One of the books appearing in Mary Robinson's discussion of climate justice on Five Books.

You can order The Ethics of Climate Change on Amazon in the UK here (and in the US here).