Quoted on climate ethics in the Globe

I am mentioned and briefly quoted in a Globe and Mail article about climate change messaging, and the building of political will: Lowering the doom. Also quoted are James Hoggan, David Suzuki, William Rees, and others.

They quote part of my ‘libertarianism is no longer very liberating’ argument: “If we can accept that climate change causes harm to current and future generations,” he writes, “the argument that polluters have some right to keep behaving as they have in the past weakens considerably.”

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

8 thoughts on “Quoted on climate ethics in the Globe”

  1. Congratulations on being quote in a well researched and important article in the Focus section of Canada’s national newspaper.

  2. Well done! It is encouraging that such a prominent news source is taking note of your research and considerations.

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    Milan I Front page of Section F, if anyone has a paper copy.

    Susan L Bravo, Milan!

    Peach F Kudos :)

    Evey H Amazing!

    Andrea S You da best!

    Monica M Milan! Providing your first national benchmark? Awesome. Congrats – I hope you’re celebrating for being recognized independently as a source of environmental information – it’s a major milestone.

    Charmaine S Milan, I saw this at home during our weekly Saturday globe scour. You prompted a long discussion on the issue. Thanks for that, and for being part of a “shake-up” of the way Focus is usually presented!

  4. Congratulations.

    The point you make is an important one. By focusing on the known link between emitting activities and harms imposed on actual people, you can undermine the argument that people have a right to carry on in the manner to which they have become accustomed.

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