Human Enhancement and the Proper Response to Climate Change

Ethics, Policy and Environment 23 (1):85-96 (2020)
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Several philosophers have argued that human enhancements should be considered a potential solution to climate change. In this paper, I consider one such argument offered by S. Matthew Liao, Anders Sandberg, and Rebecca Roache. I argue that, while their argument is plausible, we have an even stronger reason to consider enhancements a potential solution. In particular, enhancements could align our interests with the promotion of a proper response to climate change: if enhancements were in our interest to adopt and also reduced the pernicious effects of climate change, then it would, indirectly, become in our interest to reduce those effects.
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