B‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ook read in this course: Bill Gates “How to Avoid Climate D

B‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ook read in this course: Bill Gates “How to Avoid Climate Disaster” Michael Shellenberg “Apocalypse Never” Movie: Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE PART I: Short Answer and Exposition Questions (5 points each): Q1: What is the mechanism by which greenhouse gasses increase global temperatures? Q2: Among Gates, Shellenberger and Gibbs, which one(s) endorse an anthropocentric view? How can you tell? Q3: Explain how induced demand is relevant for the issues surrounding Climate Change. Q4: Explain the difference between just cause and right intention (within the context of just war theory) and illustrate it with a fictional or real example. Q5: How would a Rawlsian explain why the difference principle is a principle of justice? Q6: How does international plastic waste trade factor into explaining the amount of plast‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ic waste released to the oceans per country? Q7: What is the disagreement between moral sentimentalists and moral rationalists? Q8: What is the Malthusian Catastrophe? Why is it supposed to be inevitable according to Malthusians? Q9: Provide an original example (., not discussed in the lecture or the required readings) of climate denialism. Contrast it with an original example of climate skepticism. Q10: What happened to the orangutangs in Gibbs’ documentary? Part II: Essay Questions (25 points each): A good answer is likely more than 300 words for each essay and would draw from the entirety of the course. Q11: In Planet of the Humans, Gibbs promotes population control and anti-capitalism/anti-consumerism as the only viable solutions to Climate Change. Explain and critically discuss his perspective. Q12: Gates presents factfulness as the remedy to polarization about Climate Change. Explain and critically discuss this re‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍medy.

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