Content by Matt Rhodes
Assessing a moral obligation is one thing, but acting in response to such obligations is quite another.
And even when the moral obligation to curb climate change reinforces practical imperatives, the catalysts for change invoke a range of controversial policies.
If any benefit can spin out of a disaster as devastating as Hurricane Sandy, the increasing discussions about climate change may be it.
“When island people come to us saying that their island will disappear" and that shifts to major American cities becoming unsustainable, "sections of them uninhabitable, that will change the discourse,” says Laurie Zoloth, bioethicist and religious scholar at Northwestern University.