Ethics and Climate

Donald Brown

Ethics and Climate - Donald Brown

A video: Why Politicians May Not Rely On Their Own Uninformed Opinion On Climate Change Science. 11 minute video examines why politicians, unlike many ordinary citizens,  may not rely upon their own uninformed opinion on climate change science as a basis for refusing to support climate change policies. The video argues that politicians have responsibilities that ordinary citizens do not have to protect others from harms that their constituents are causing others.


This video follows the last entry on this subject:

Why Politicians May Not Ethically Rely on Their Own Uninformed Opinion About Climate Science and 10 Questions That The Press Should Ask Politicians About Climate Science In Light of This Responsibility.


Donald A. Brown

Scholar In Residence, Sustainability Ethics and Law

Widener University School of Law


  • richard pauli says:

    Thank you for this presentation.

    I can understand denial and avoiding facing harsh reality. However, when politicians lie and mass media intentionally misdirects this amounts to criminal behavior by sociopaths. Rubio and Inhoffe should be castigated.

    February 17, 2013 at 4:34 am
  • Upali Magedaragamage says:

    A very good video. Unfortunately the background music is so loud at times it is not possible to listen to what some say.

    I fully agree that the press should ask these questions and record what the politicians say and give wide publicity to their answers.

    February 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    • Donald A. Brown says:

      Tanks so much for altering me to the problem with the background music. I have corrected it. Thanks again

      February 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  • Dan says:

    Thanks for correcting the sound.

    Yea, I agree with U.M. its easy for politicians to say something and then turn it around the next day.

    But, great vid!


    February 21, 2013 at 1:52 am
  • Yaniv says:

    Great Video and yes politicians don’t care.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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