The Pivotal Generation: Why Us Now?

16 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2019

Date Written: March 28, 2019


The generation alive now is the pivotal generation in human history with regard to climate change, for three main reasons. We have incomparable moral responsibility for – again – three primary reasons.

Keywords: Climate Change, Responsibility, Urgency, Future Generations

JEL Classification: Q, Z18

Suggested Citation

Shue, Henry, The Pivotal Generation: Why Us Now? (March 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Henry Shue (Contact Author)

University of Oxford ( email )

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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