Thomas. /Type /ExtGState Yet CBAs frequently hide important ethical issues. content), and how ethical issues will be dealt with (i.e. Madrid COP 25 Event on the Urgency of and Getting Traction for Ethical Principles to Guide National Responses to Climate Change, Seven Features of Climate Change That Citizens and the Media Need to Understand To Critically Evaluate a Government’s Response to This Existential Threat and the Arguments of Opponents of Climate Policies. Instrumental climates follow the principle of ethical egotism. Potentially but not fully proven catastrophic harms were ignored in the CBA. The Ethical Climate Typology (ECT) and Ethical Climate Questionnaire (ECQ) are instruments traditionally used to examine the ethical work climate in organizations. The failure of ethical principles to get traction in guiding policy is a much broader problem than in regard to climate change policy formation alone. This article now explains why a first order task that needs to be addressed before ethical principles can play their appropriate role in shaping environmental public policy is to open policymaking arguments on environmental issues including climate change to express ethical reflection. This trauma may affect contextual performance or behavior of personnel. These arguments very frequently hide controversial normative assumptions implicitly embedded in the arguments. This goal requires that those engaged in policy formation spot and identify the ethical issues frequently hidden in economic and scientific arguments against proposed policies that currently dominate policy formation controversies on environmental issues around the world. In this writer’s experience, proponents of environmental policies also not only rarely identify the ethical problems with the use of CBAs or almost any cost-based argument made in opposition to proposed policies, they almost always respond to the cost-based arguments by making counter cost claims. /BM /Normal Second, the harms to those at most risk are not mere inconveniences but potentially catastrophic harms to life and natural resources on which life depends. Other ethical climate types such as professional, caring, rules, instrumental, and efficiency did not impact ethical … Since the power of experts depends, in part, on maintaining the fiction that their expertise is the central key to solving modern problems, these experts are reluctant to acknowledge that their analytic tools for solving problems are often ethically inadequate and sometimes ethically inappropriate (Thomas, 2017). These features include that: The ethical dimensions of climate change are important to understand because unless those nations and individuals that are emitting high levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) reduce their emissions in accordance with their ethical obligations, climate change will  eventually cause great harm to all but particularly to those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts and who usually have done little to cause the great harm. For instance, cost arguments made in opposition to environmental policies often rest on the very ethically dubious idea that any policy which creates significant cost to a nation, regional economy, or to a specific industry should not be adopted even when the problematic behavior causes serious harm to people or nations who have not consented to be harmed. Ethical climate theory was first proposed by Victor and Cullen (1987, 1988). Yet the United States continues to very frequently base the acceptability of environmental regulations on the results of a CBA. Ever since, it has been useful in increasing our knowledge on a variety of organizational outcomes such as workplace bullying, organi zational commitment, ethical behavior, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. /Filter /FlateDecode The instruments were modified to correct shortcomings acknowledged in the literature and tested on a sample of libraries. 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