Ethics are ‘missing dimension’ in climate debate, says IPCC head

Baha’i World News Service Story ( September 23, 2009)

NEW YORK — The inequities and injustices that are likely to occur on a global level because of climate change mean that world leaders must carefully examine the moral and ethical dimensions of global warming, said Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“The impacts of climate change are going to be inequitable, unequal, and severe in many parts of the world,” said Dr. Pachauri, who spoke today at a breakfast meeting at the Baha’i International Community offices.

“We have to think at a much higher level. And I think this is where ethics comes in so critically as the missing dimension in this debate,” he said.   [Read more…]

Go to the  Baha’i International Community – UN Office site for a copy of the Appeal and video coverage of Dr. Pachauri’s talk.

Pachauri

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of Nobel-prize winning IPCC

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