Category Archives: environmental ethics

Water: a human right?

Is there a human right to water? Nestle’s CEO once notoriously suggested that the idea is an extreme one put about by NGOs.[1] Just this week, the same corporation has sparked controversy in a municipality of Ontario by outbidding the … Continue reading

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Anthropocentrism

I notice that an old encyclopaedia entry of mine on Anthropocentrism has reached ‘top 3%’ of articles on the Academia.edu site.  It’s gratifying to be in a top-something list of something, whatever it means, but more interesting is to find … Continue reading

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Human rights and ethics in a crowded planet

Any renewal of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has to acknowledge the fact that we live in a crowded planet – crowded in the sense that the demands placed by the world’s human population on its ecological space are … Continue reading

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What is Ecological Space?

For some time I have been seeking to persuade people that when thinking about justice in relation to natural resources these are usefully conceptualized in terms of ecological space.  What exactly it means to speak of ecological space, and how … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Ethics

‘What does it matter if the climate changes? This kind of question does not admit of a scientific answer. Natural science can tell us what some of its biophysical effects are likely to be; social scientists can estimate what consequences … Continue reading

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