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Week 9 Multi-choice

This page has multiple choice questions for week 9. Please complete by 10 am on Friday 29th November 2013. The first five questions relate to reading of: Servaas Storm (2009) ‘Capitalism and Climate Change: Can the Invisible Hand Adjust the Natural Thermostat?’, Development and Change, 40 (6): 1011-1038 Available at while the second 5 refer to Stephen Gardiner (2004) ‘Ethics and Global Climate Change’, Ethics 114: 555-585 available at
Why is climate change referred to as a global public bad?

Why is capitalism described as an ‘externalizing machine’?

What does it mean when we say that the ‘market for emissions trading was constructed by regulatory fiat’?

What is de-growth?

What does ‘climate apartheid’ refer to in the text?

Which of the following does Gardiner give as a philosophical reason to object to using a social discount rate (SDR) in economic analyses of climate change?

What reason does Gardiner give for thinking that the ‘precautionary principle’ can be applied to climate change?

In Gardiner’s article, which of these reasons to ignore the principle of historical responsibility was not discussed?

Which of the following proposals for distributing emissions in future does Gardiner seem to regard as least problematic?

Which of the following does Gardiner think is the more significant ethical aspect of the climate change problem?

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