Intergenerational care and judg(e)ment in a time of climate change

Nicole Rogers*

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‘If I got to save the world to save [my daughter], then I’m damn sure gonna do it’.

In this paper, I draw upon fictional and legal texts in order to elucidate the complexity of intergenerational care in the context of the climate crisis, exploring both the familial dimensions and the broader social and political meaning of this concept. I am adopting an anthropocentric perspective and focusing upon intra-species intergenerational care, as distinct from intergenerational care from a multi-species perspective, although there are compelling reasons to believe that intra and inter-species obligations are intrinsically connected. My focus is on three questions. Firstly, what do these particular texts tell us about current understandings of intergenerational love, responsibility and care in the context of climate change? Secondly, how do these texts address climate culpability and intergenerational climate justice? Finally, how might such concerns and themes coalesce in a futuristic Last Judgement?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-332
Number of pages21
JournalGriffith Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


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