Ethics, Policy and Environment 18 (1):68-78 (2015)

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J. Paul Kelleher
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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John Broome claims that there is a sacrifice-free solution to climate change. He says this is a consequence of elementary economics. After explaining the economic argument in somewhat more detail than Broome, I show that the argument is unsound. A main problem with it stems from Derek Parfit's ‘nonidentity effect.’ But there is hope, since the nonidentity effect underwrites a more philosophical yet more plausible route to a sacrifice-free solution. So in the end I join Broome in asking economists and policymakers to help make this a reality.
Keywords Climate change  Climate change economics
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DOI 10.1080/21550085.2015.1016959
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Reasons and Persons.Derek Parfit - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
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The Most Important Thing About Climate Change.John Broome - 2010 - In Jonathan Boston, Andrew Bradstock & David Eng (eds.), Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters. ANU E Press. pp. 101-16.

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