Reflections on Carbon Output

Title: Them and Us: Reflections on Carbon Output in the Developing World

 

 

Speaker: Martin Bunzl, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University. Discussant: Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University.

Lecture Abstract: Recent studies project that Developing World carbon output will be large enough to create a climate crisis in and of itself by mid-century – irrespective of actions by the Developed World. In this talk I will examine the implications of this claim for the terms in which debates about climate are usually posed. I argue that a simple per capita allocation is an unlikely formula for success even if it is prima facie fair.

Part of the Ethics and Climate Change Series, co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human

Reflections on Carbon Output

Publish Date

February 19, 2009

Presenter(s)

Martin Bunzl

Video Length

01:22:04

Title: Them and Us: Reflections on Carbon Output in the Developing World

 

 

Speaker: Martin Bunzl, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University. Discussant: Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University.

Lecture Abstract: Recent studies project that Developing World carbon output will be large enough to create a climate crisis in and of itself by mid-century – irrespective of actions by the Developed World. In this talk I will examine the implications of this claim for the terms in which debates about climate are usually posed. I argue that a simple per capita allocation is an unlikely formula for success even if it is prima facie fair.

Part of the Ethics and Climate Change Series, co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human