Human Rights and Climate Change
How should we evaluate climatic impacts? I have argued that climate change jeopardizes core human rights. In particular, I have argued that it undermines the human right to life, the human right to food and water, and the human right to health. For one statement of this argument see
 'Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Thresholds' in Human Rights and Climate Change (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), edited by Stephen Humphreys, pp.69-90. This has been reprinted in Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) edited by Stephen Gardiner, Simon Caney, Dale Jamieson and Henry Shue. [This paper seeks to show that climate change undermines human rights using very minimal and uncontentious conceptions of those human rights.]
For other treatments of the impact of climate change on human rights, see
 ‘Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change’, Leiden Journal of International Law vol.18 no.4 (2005), pp.747-775.
 ‘Cosmopolitan Justice, Rights and Climate Change’, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence vol.XIX no.2 (2006), pp.255-278.
 'Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate Change' in Global Basic Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) edited by Charles Beitz and Robert Goodin, pp.227-247. This has been reprinted in Environmental Rights (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012) edited by Steve Vanderheiden.
 ‘Global Justice, Climate Change, and Human Rights’ in Leadership and Global Justice (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) edited by Douglas A. Hicks and Thad Williamson, pp.91-112.