December 15, 2006 5:48PM

Global Warming — What Would Rawls Do?

If we accept the simplistic version of Rawls’ Theory of Justice — that we should measure the moral and ethical fiber of any society based upon the well‐​being of its worse off (and I’m sure Will Wilkinson will correct me if I screwed that up) — then what should we make of this story hot off the wires suggesting that global warming means more sex for weaker grey seals?

Whether we’re talking about John Rawls or Lou Rawls, I think you know the implications of this.…