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Illustration: The ethical dimensions of global climate change

November 6, 2007

Map showing discrepency between CO2 emmiters and thse countries most negatively affected by CO2 emmissions

The two world maps schematically represent the contribution of different nations to global warming, as measured in atmospheric carbon output (top) and the health effects of global warming as measured in mortality for diseases and other effects of a warming world climate (bottom). The effort to compare and contrast such measures is one way to illustrate the ethical dimensions of global climate change.

Maps courtesy: Jonathan Patz