Environmental abuse is not only about how humans treat the nonhuman world but also about how they treat each other. Whether referring to climate change, threats to biological diversity, nuclear waste, or depleted fish stocks, some people benefit from the environmental abuse, while others disproportionately suffer from the consequences.
People, Nature, and Ethics
Paul Wapner is an associate professor and director of the environmental policy program at the School of International Service, American University. He is the author of Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996) and coeditor, with Lester Ruiz, of Principled World Politics: The Challenge of Normative International Relations (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). This article draws on “Environmental Ethics and Global Governance” in Global Governance, May–August, 1997.
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Paul Wapner; People, Nature, and Ethics. Current History 1 November 2000; 99 (640): 355–360. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.640.355
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