Arguing about climate change (UvA-Proefschriften) by Marc David Davidson

By Marc David Davidson

Judging the dealing with of weather probability to destiny generations by means of comparability to the final criteria of behavior when it comes to hazard to contemporaries. Intergenerational justice calls for that weather hazards to destiny generations be dealt with with an analogous moderate care deemed appropriate through society on the subject of hazards to contemporaries. Such normal criteria of behavior are laid down in tort legislation, for instance. hence, the validity of arguments for or opposed to extra stringent weather coverage might be judged by means of comparability to the final criteria of behavior making use of when it comes to probability to contemporaries. That this consistency attempt is ready to disqualify sure arguments within the weather debate is illustrated by way of an additional research of the talk at the social expense, utilized in cost-benefit research of weather coverage.

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Arguing about climate change (UvA-Proefschriften)

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However, just as we would be abhorred were we to know of someone deliberately having his own healthy leg amputated, but would have no reason for a moral complaint, we can be abhorred by knowing of someone deliberately choosing to conceive of a handicapped child. According to Heyd, then, we can ‘save’ our cherished intuitions by realizing that the handicapped child will not itself be worse off, but its parents. In the case of long-term policy affecting the distant future, too, we have reason to be abhorred by the prospect of declining conditions under which future generations will live.

Children have a right that their bodily integrity is not violated. They do not have a right to, say, plastic surgery or the most expensive schools. Likewise, a ‘child to be’ has a right that if the choice is between a disabled future or a healthy future that the latter is chosen, but has no general right to a wealthier life above a less wealthy life. A more difficult question is whether withholding treatment to a foetus with a treatable disorder constitutes a wrongful harm. Because of the absolute dependency of the foetus on the parents, I believe there is no basic asymmetry between inflicting harm to a healthy foetus and preventing harm to an ‘endangered’ foetus.

Therefore, the woman seems to injure no other people. Parfit’s second example elucidates the problem in the case of longterm policy, such as climate policy (1976: 101-102): “Suppose we have a choice between two social policies. These will alter the standard of living – or, more broadly, the quality of life. The effects of one policy would, in the short term, be slightly better, but, in the long term, be much worse. Since there clearly could be such a difference between two policies, we need not specify details.

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