Category Archives: environmental ethics

What’s Wrong With Veganism?


Provocative short piece here, from the current issue of the Journal of Practical Ethics (image: vegan food).

“The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies”


Op-Ed by economist Ben Ho here.
(image: solar power)

Philosopher Dale Jamieson on Climate Change


What’s Wrong? Advisory Board member Dale Jamieson discusses his new book, Reason in a Dark Time (Oxford University Press) here.
(image: ice break up, Antarctica).

“A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.”


Good coverage of the controversy here (image: moustached kingfisher).

“Why Can the E.P.A. Regulate Smog, but not Greenhouse Gases?”


Good question (image: Los Angeles, 1979).

Against (Most) Recycling


If you read this piece in the print edition of today’s New York Times, should you put it in the recycle bin or throw it in the garbage after you finish it? (image: cans)

The Case Against Lawns


Here.                                                                                                                               (image: lawn)

Climate Change and Human Rights

Recently posted TED Talk by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and past UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Resource Rights and International Governance: Learning from Rivers


This is the first in a three-part series featuring special guest posts on their recent work from the three philosophers honored in the American Philosophical Association‘s 2013 Book Prize competition.  Today’s featured author is Cara Nine, Lecturer at University College Cork in Ireland and the author of the prize-winning Global Justice and Territory (Oxford University Press).

(image: Yasuni National Park)

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Collective Duties to Future Generations

AD729C7C-B99D-00B4-7B5CE1EDD36771D1Marcus Hedahl is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy.  At this year’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, his second, Professor Hedahl gave a talk called “Owing it to Us: How Directed Duties to Collectives Can Inform Collective Responsibility for Future Generations”.  What follows is a short piece based on that paper that Professor Hedahl wrote specifically for What’s Wrong?  It is a draft of a work in progress and should not be cited without his permission.

(image: Half Dome at Yosemite National Park)

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