Global Warming and Social Justice
Eric A. Posner
University of Chicago - Law School
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 14-20, Spring 2008
This article investigates considerations of distributive and corrective justice in the context of climate change policy. The authors accept that there is good reason for greenhouse gas emissions restrictions, but those reasons do not include concerns about distributive and corrective justice. It is unclear that those restrictions are the best way to help the most disadvantaged people in the world, and climate change does not fit the standard conception of tort.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: global warming, climate change policy, greenhouse gas emissions, restrictions, corrective justice, tort, policy, altruism, redistributive effects
JEL Classification: H77, F36
Date posted: August 15, 2009
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