Darrel Moellendorf, Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Professor Darrel Moellendorf talks about the discount rate, the precautionary principle, and his recent book on climate justice.
- 0:44: What is the discount rate and how does it relate to climate policy?
- 4:59: That was pretty technical. Can you put it more simply?
- 5:26: Can you give me some rudimentary arguments for the discount rate?
- 6:00: Does this have anything to do with epistemic constraints on knowing what the future holds?
- 6:27: Can you give us any compelling arguments against the discount rate?
- 7:28: Economists William Nordhaus and Nicholas Stern got in a famous debate about this. Can you briefly explain that debate?
- 9:03: You’ve argued that egalitarianism should provide an alternative to the discount rate. Can you elaborate?
- 11:20: What are the practical implications of this debate?
- 12:30: Can you tell us a bit about your book?
- 14:17: In your book you argue for the precautionary principle. What’s your argument?
- 17:47: Do you have anything else to add?