Can the Battle Against Climate Change Become an Effective Social Movement?
11 ETHICS SCI. & ENVTL.POL. 27 (2011)
5 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 23 Jul 2015
Date Written: 2011
Within the community of people who are working to address climate change, there has thus been considerable soul searching about how to proceed more effectively. One suggestion is that climate and environmental scientists and the public should consider the use of non-violent civil disobedience to promote action on climate change. This suggestion should be considered as part of an overall approach that does not rely on any single action, but rather on a great number and diversity of actions.
Keywords: climate change, civil disobedience, greenhouse gas emmissions, carbon, social movement, Lemons & Brown, protest, necessity defense
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K32, Q00, Q01, Q10, Q2, Q3, Q4
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