For over a decade the coal industry has funded campaigns designed to convince Americans that coal can be burned without adverse environmental impacts. These campaigns raise troubling ethical issues. In
Donald A. Brown
Stopping the worst environmental disaster?: an ethical and scientific comparison of the Gulf oil spill and climate change
This new paper by Donald A. Brown from Penn State University compares science and ethics of the Gulf Deepwater Horizon with the Climate Change. It argues that although the Gulf spill is a huge disaster, climate change is a huge moral failure leading to a worse environmental disaster.