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Learn how ethics is part of our everyday lives by reading articles and stories that show ethical dilemmas are everywhere.

Ten Practical Policy Consequences of Acknowledging That Climate Change Is An Ethical Problem.

by SKeira Apr 15, 2015
If climate change is understood as essentially an ethical problem, several practical consequences for policy formation follow. Yet it would appear there is widespread failure of those engaged in climate change policy controversies to understand the enormous practical significance for policy formation of the acknowledgement that climate change is a moral issue

Food Ethics at Penn State

by SKeira Jul 21, 2015

Ethics and German Energy Policy- Energy Policy as Main Road to Sustainability?

by SKeira Apr 15, 2015
Energy Policy as Main Road to Sustainability? Currently Germany is close to achieving some societal consensus about several issues that have been polarizing political and civil groups for over forty years: energy policy. Massive protests about nuclear power plants in the early 1970s led to the establishment of a new political party--the Greens (Gr�ne Partei) in 1980. Since the mid 1980s the German political debate focused more and more on questions of climate change.

US Signers Of US Climate Ethics Statement Statement Wanted

by SKeira Apr 15, 2015
A group of representatives from conservative and liberal business, financial, youth, labor, racial justice, civil rights, faith, and conservation organizations from across the nation have written a statement about the moral obligations of the United States to reduce the threat of climate change and are now looking for signatures in support of the statement.

At What Cost?

by SKeira Jul 21, 2015
The simplest definition of polio I could find (and that I trusted) was from PubMed: "Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis." It is a disease I think many of us have heard about, but that I suspect many people don't know too much about. I don't, or didn't until I looked into it more.