The Ethics And Ethics Of Care Essay

1048 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
We are embarking on another Christmas season. People are deciding what to purchase, who they will be purchasing for, and what amount they will be spending; more emphasis on the former than the latter. Manufacturers have increased production to accommodate the purchases. Retailers, online and brick and mortar, have stocked their shelves, increased staff and extended store hours in hopes of being the place the consumers will go to purchase those must haves. With all the thought being put into giving and getting, no thought, if any, is given to what affect these things are having on climate change. What is climate change and why is it an ethical problem? These questions will be addressed. The virtue ethics response along with the feminist ethics of care will be compared and contrasted. The assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the responses will be evaluated. Whether I agree or disagree with the ethical theories will be discussed. Last, I will address if we should have an ethical response to climate change and what would it be?
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, climate change is any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time (Climate Change: Basic Information, n.d.). Some of the changes are major changes in temperature (i.e. global warming), precipitation, and wind patterns that transpire over several decades or longer. Climate change is the result large amounts of carbon…

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