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Plus ça change...nah, it isn’t going to be the same

Authors: Euan Mason
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2006, Issue N.Z.J.For. 51(4) 2007, pp 2, Jan 2007
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: [First paragraph ...] Human-induced global warming requires that we change, but we are stumbling badly as we grope for solutions. It seems timely in this issue to ask some philosophers to provide perspectives on environmental ethics, and their articles make interesting reading. You may find some of their writing unwelcome, but it is important to consider a wide range of views. Moreover, philosophers value clear thinking and they can hardly be accused of self-interest in debates about forestry. They do not always agree with each other either, but their writings may broaden our horizons, and that is good. A couple of them focus on climate change, while another reminds us of our distinct New Zealand heritage, and how that might subtly alter our ethical considerations.