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"Climate-change solutions lie beyond self-interest"
by Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, as published in the Patriot-News, April 6, 2008.
Unlike many other states, Pennsylvania has no climate-change strategy. This is a moral and ethical failure. Yet the ethical duties of Pennsylvanians to reduce their carbon footprint are not part of the current political debate.
In his movie "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore says three times that climate change is a moral problem, but does not say what kind of moral problem it is or what makes global warming a moral problem. Climate change is a clear moral problem for three reasons: