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The Climate Crisis

There are no easy answers to the escalating crisis of climate change. In fact, many of the proposed solutions feature trade-offs that may benefit one group over another. Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the related key ethical questions in this Ethics Spotlight.

David DeCosse, Director of Religious and Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics Programs discusses how the Ethics Center's framework for ethical decision making can be used to consider the ethical issues involved with climate change.

A factory operating

A factory operating

Climate Change: Crisis, NOT Apocalypse 
By Ann Mongoven, associate director of health care ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 

Ethical News Coverage of Climate Change Needs to Prioritize Efficacy
By Anita Varma, assistant director of journalism & media ethics, as well as social sector ethics. 

Climate Literacy for Leadership
By Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

To Save the Planet, We Need Faith, Ethics, Science and Economics 
By Thomas Reese, S.J., senior fellow and distinguished visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and senior analyst for Religion News Service.

Navigating Complexity and Catastrophe: From Laudato Si’ to the GND 
By Peter Minowitz, professor of political science at Santa Clara University and faculty scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Seeing Creation Aright: Christianity and Ecological Ethics 
By Paul J. Schutz, assistant professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University.

Youth Movement
By Debbie Dembecki, program manager for business ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Oct 14, 2019


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