Climate change and its associated effects raises a whole host of ethical issues. Some of these concern the intergenerational injustices one generation might visit upon another, others concern the type of ethical regard humans ought to demonstrate towards nature, others still deal with the ways in which existing and historic injustices might impact upon the varying levels of responsibility various nations have to tackle and/or mitigate climate change.
Megan Blomfield works in this field.
- 'Climate Justice in Global Perspective’ by Megan Blomfield in Justice Everywhere: A Blog about Justice in Public Affairs, 7 December 2018.
- ‘The Ethics of Teaching Climate Change Ethics’ by Megan Blomfield, in Justice Everywhere: A Blog about Justice in Public Affairs, 16 May 2016.
- ‘Fairness(es) and the INDCs’ by Megan Blomfield, in Justice Everywhere: A Blog about Justice in Public Affairs, 4 January 2016.
Sample of Academic Writings
- Megan Blomfield (2019) Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change. Oxford University Press.
- Megan Blomfield (2016) ‘Historical use of the climate sink’, Res Publica 22 (1).
- Megan Blomfield (2015) ‘Geoengineering in a climate of uncertainty’, in Climate Change and Justice, ed. J. Moss. Cambridge University Press.
- Megan Blomfield (2015) ‘Climate change and the moral significance of historical injustice in natural resource governance’, in The Ethics of Climate Governance, eds. C.McKinnon and A. Maltais. Rowman & Littlefield International.
- Megan Blomfield (2013) ‘Global common resources and the just distribution of emission shares’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 21 (3).
Related Learning Opportunities
The Political Philosophy of Climate Change is a third year and postgraduate module on the relationship between the demands of justice and climate change.
Global Justice is a third-year and postgraduate module that investigates the sources, boundaries and demands of justice at a global level.
Workplace Learning is a third year module involving a work placement of 35-70 hours with a local organisation (voluntary or commercial sector) and developing two essays reflecting on philosophically significant aspects of your experience.