Profile: Megan Blomfield
My research concerns global justice and the environment, focusing on the normative dimensions of climate change. My book on this topic, Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, will be published by Oxford University Press in May 2019. In the book, I ask what the world would look like if natural resources were shared fairly and then explain how this can help us to better understand the kind of problem that climate change presents and what a just response to it would look like. In related work, I investigate the connections between climate change and injustices such as colonialism. Other of my research interests include human-land relationships, territorial rights, justice in migration, feminist philosophy and philosophy of race.
I am also interested in questions of justice with respect to knowledge, uncertainty and learning. I have written about the ethical responsibilities of researchers in economics and climate engineering; and am currently working on a paper concerning epistemic injustice in asylum application credibility assessments.
(2016) ‘Historical use of the climate sink’. Res Publica 22 (1): 67-81.
(2015) ‘Geoengineering in a climate of uncertainty’, pp. 39-58 in Climate Change and Justice, ed. Jeremy Moss. Cambridge University Press.
(2015) ‘Climate change and the moral significance of historical injustice in natural resource governance’, in The Ethics of Climate Governance, ed. Catriona McKinnon and Aaron Maltais. Rowman & Littlefield International.
(2013) ‘Global common resources and the just distribution of emission shares’, Journal of Political Philosophy 21 (3): 283-304.
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