American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States' Response to Global Warming (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy)
- Publish Date: 2002-05-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Donald A. Brown
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When the world began to wake up to the global environmental crisis in the 1970s, the United States was the undisputed world leader in environmental policy. Yet, on an unsettling number of international environmental issuesincluding global warmingthe U.S. has not only forfeited its leadership role but has too often become the major barrier to protecting the global environment. In American Heat, Donald Brown critically analyzes the U.S. response to global warming, inviting readers to examine the implicit morality of the U.S position, and ultimately to help lead the world toward an equitable sharing of the burdens and benefits of protecting the global environment. In short, Brown argues that an ethical focus on global environmental matters is the key to achieving a globally acceptable solution.