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Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Center for the Study of Interdisicplinarity, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
The Politics of Prudence; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Climate Change and Love Therapeutic Nihilism
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: The Politics of Prudence; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Climate Change and Love Therapeutic Nihilism
: Kelli Barr
Abstract : Frankenstorm Sandy, which recently ravaged the northeastern US, is testament enough to the predictable unpredictability inherent in global warming: though we cannot know exactly how individual weather systems in particular regions will change in response to the overall alterations in climatic patterns caused by human activity, meteorologists have an increasingly sophisticated understanding of how certain climate patterns influence specific kinds of weather patterns and events.Climate change policy, however, still seems arrested in a state of deadlock. This short essay puts forth a hypothesis about why this might be so. This hypothesis concerns a particular ethical decision making strategy that appears to have taken hold of the policy process in the US country: therapeutic nihilism, which demands full scientific understanding of the situation at hand before any intervention is permitted.
: Environmental Philosophy; Science Policy; Climate Change Ethics
: Climate Change
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