It’s probably rude to point to this RealClimate post on a recent meeting at the University of Washington on Ethics and Climate Change, since it mentions me. But it’s really Paul Baer, EcoEquity’s Research Director, that attended, and who got top billing as the author of the "influential" (and out of press) book Dead Heat.
The real issue here, as far as we’re concerned, is the notion of "developmental equity," which we are trying to develop and defend as a normative and politically salient alternative to "equal per capita emissions rights."
Anyway, this is worth a quick read. The comments are many, and besides, authors Eric Steig and Gavin Schmidt prove the worth of the philosophical approach by defining an "Easterbrook fallacy."
I knew there had to be a name for it.