Environment and Ethical Issues in The Book by John Broome Essay

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The Book written by John Broome, Talks about how we as individuals should understand, the full effect we are having, on our environment and ethical issues brought on by our emissions of greenhouse gases. He goes into a lot of detail describing the moral injustice we have caused for the future generations, and many humans today. If we continue to destroy the earth by emitting CO2 in the air, global warming will continue to melt the polar ice caps; we face a crisis that can potentially kill off thousands of people. Broome’s main issue in the book Climate Matters is the moral injustice of Knowing we are doing something wrong and not doing anything to change, because of our transgressions. Broome believes; many people throughout the world will …show more content…

People are not getting the information they need to truly understand, the reality of global warming, making them ignorant. Is this their own fault or are there others to blame? And if there is no understanding by these people against the injustice, they are creating is this truly something they can say is affecting their morality.
Broome has this idea that everyone should be educated on what global warming is really doing to the world, but has shown us no way of reaching people to tell the truth. Many people like Broome think it is our own duty to educate ourselves on matters such as climate change, because we have the means to, through the Internet, and social media. If we don't, then we are uneducated and creating an injustice that could be worse than knowing and doing the same thing. If this is true, then all people around the world are untaught in some way or another, because not one person knows all, so does this make everyone morally unjust? There are curtain things everyone is ignorant about or is it different because it isn’t the cause Broome is interested in. if we do somehow educate the masses and cause a big change to the way that we live, and somehow turn back a hundred years of emissions of gases into the world, does this mean we are now morally just, and we can forget we ever hurt thousands of people or is there going to be someone else to judge us for our wrongs. Ignorance cannot be, a reason for somebody to be all right

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