Non-Human Climate Refugees: The Role that Urban Communities Should Play in Ensuring Ecological Resilience

Environmental Ethics 40 (2):119-134 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Urban residents have the potential to play a key role in helping to facilitate ecological resilience of wilderness areas and ecosystems beyond the city by helping ensure the migration of nonhuman climate refugee populations. Three ethical frameworks related to this issue could determine whether we have an ethical duty to help nonhuman climate refugee populations: ethical individualism, ethical holism, and species ethics. Using each of these frameworks could support the stronger view that policy makers and members of the public have a moral duty to mitigate the impacts of climate induced migration, or the weaker claim that these impacts should be taken into account when making land-use and planning decisions in urban contexts.

Author's Profile

Samantha Noll
Washington State University


Added to PP

350 (#53,938)

6 months
162 (#23,799)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?