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ISBN-10: 0691226245
ISBN-13: 9780691226248
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 01/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.60" L, 5.70" W, 1.00" H

The Pivotal Generation: Why We Have a Moral Responsibility to Slow Climate Change Right Now

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An eminent philosopher explains why we owe it to future generations to take immediate action on global warming

Climate change is the supreme challenge of our time. Yet despite growing international recognition of the unfolding catastrophe, global carbon emissions continue to rise, hitting an all-time high in 2019. Unless humanity rapidly transitions to renewable energy, it may be too late to stop irreversible ecological damage. In The Pivotal Generation, renowned political philosopher Henry Shue makes an impassioned case for taking immediate, radical action to combat global warming.

Shue grounds his argument in a rigorous philosophical analysis of climate change’s moral implications. Unlike previous generations, which didn’t fully understand the danger of burning carbon, we have the knowledge to comprehend and control rising carbon dioxide levels. And unlike future generations, we still have time to mitigate the worst effects of global warming. This generation has the power, and thus the responsibility, to save the planet. Shirking that responsibility only leaves the next generation with an even heavier burden–one they may find impossible to bear.

Written in direct, accessible language, The Pivotal Generation approaches the latest scientific research with a singular moral clarity. It’s an urgently needed call to action for anyone concerned about the planet’s future.

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ISBN-10: 0691226245
ISBN-13: 9780691226248
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 01/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.60" L, 5.70" W, 1.00" H
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