Learning to Conceive of Climate Change as a Truly Global and Moral Problem

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Climate change is a fact that has been underpinned by empirical studies, and this fact is about to change significantly the living conditions on planet Earth. Even though climate change is not the result of ill-will or bad intent, there is a continuous accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to carbon-based industries, high emission in various industrial sectors, and a growing world population. Raising temperatures cause severe and extreme weather events, from the melting of the ices at the poles, to a host of negative side-effects so severe that today statistics account even for human victims of climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Learning to be Human in Global Times
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities from the Perspectives of Contemporary Philosophy and Religion
EditorsBrigitte Buchhammer
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherThe Council for Research in Values and Philosophy
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1565183339
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventLearning to be Human for Global Times: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspective of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion - Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Duration: 7 Apr 20178 Apr 2017

Publication series

SeriesCultural heritage and contemporary change. Series IV, Western European philosophical studies


ConferenceLearning to be Human for Global Times
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 105205 Climate change
  • 603103 Ethics

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